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Risk Considerations

  • Investment involves risk. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. It is possible to lose the principal capital of your investment.
  • The Fund invests primarily in China-related companies. Investments in such companies may be subject to increased risks such as political, tax, economic, policy, market, liquidity, trading, custody and settlement, currency, legal and regulatory risks.
  • The Fund invests primarily in equity securities, which may result in increased volatility.
  • The Fund may invest in smaller companies which are likely to carry higher risks than larger companies.
  • The Fund may invest in financial derivative instruments (“FDIs”). Risk associated with FDIs include counterparty/credit risk, liquidity risk, valuation risk, volatility risk and over-the-counter transaction risk. Exposure to FDIs may lead to a high risk of significant loss by the Fund.
  • The Fund may use hedging techniques to attempt to offset certain market risks but there is no guarantee that hedging techniques will fully and effectively achieve their desired result.
  • Investors should not invest in the Fund solely based on the information in this website. Please read the Hong Kong Offering Document carefully for further details including risk factors before investing.
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MATTHEWS ASIA FUNDS

China Fund

Snapshot
  • High-conviction equity portfolio seeks companies benefiting from China’s domestic consumption
  • All-cap fundamental GARP approach driven by on-the-ground, proprietary research
  • Combines long-term core holdings with more opportunistic ideas to provide consistency through cycles

26/02/2010

Inception Date

6.81%

YTD Return (USD)

(as of 15/01/2021)

$27.75

Price (USD)

(as of 15/01/2021)

$139.42 million

Fund Assets

(as of 31/12/2020)

Objective

Seeks to achieve long term capital appreciation.

Strategy

The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, directly or indirectly, at least 65% of its total net assets, in equities of companies located in China, and may invest the remainder of its net assets in other permitted assets on a worldwide basis. For the purpose of this policy, China includes the People’s Republic of China, its administrative and other districts, such as Hong Kong, as well as Taiwan.

Fund Facts
Inception Date 26/02/2010
Fund Assets $139.42 million (31/12/2020)
Base Currency USD
ISIN: LU0491817440 (USD) LU0594556135 (GBP)
Bloomberg Symbol MATACNI:LX (USD) MATACGI:LX (GBP)
Benchmark MSCI China Index
Geographic Focus China and Taiwan: China includes its administrative and other districts, such as Hong Kong.
Fees & Expenses
Management Fee 0.75%
Total Expense Ratio As of 31/03/2020 1.25% ( USD ) 1.25% ( GBP )

Performance

  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Annual Returns
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As of 31/12/2020
Average Annual Total Returns
Name 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception Inception Date
China Fund (USD)
6.30% 16.71% 43.38% 43.38% 15.43% 18.43% 8.23% 9.20% 26/02/2010
MSCI China Index (USD)
2.77% 11.21% 29.67% 29.67% 9.22% 15.25% 7.84% 8.36%
China Fund (GBP)
3.69% 9.61% 38.50% 38.50% 15.02% 20.37% n.a. 10.74% 28/02/2011
MSCI China Index (GBP)
0.37% 5.17% 25.66% 25.66% 8.84% 17.00% n.a. 10.16%
As of 31/12/2020
Average Annual Total Returns
Name 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception Inception Date
China Fund (USD)
6.30% 16.71% 43.38% 43.38% 15.43% 18.43% 8.23% 9.20% 26/02/2010
MSCI China Index (USD)
2.77% 11.21% 29.67% 29.67% 9.22% 15.25% 7.84% 8.36%
China Fund (GBP)
3.69% 9.61% 38.50% 38.50% 15.02% 20.37% n.a. 10.74% 28/02/2011
MSCI China Index (GBP)
0.37% 5.17% 25.66% 25.66% 8.84% 17.00% n.a. 10.16%
For the years ended December 31st
Name 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
China Fund (USD)
43.38% 33.92% -19.89% 57.70% -3.95% -0.45% -2.95% 6.75% 11.90% -18.00%
MSCI China Index (USD)
29.67% 23.66% -18.75% 54.33% 1.11% -7.62% 8.26% 3.96% 23.10% -18.24%
China Fund (GBP)
38.50% 29.88% -15.40% 43.82% 15.48% 4.66% 3.00% 4.49% 7.16% n.a.
MSCI China Index (GBP)
25.66% 18.88% -13.70% 40.97% 20.60% -2.27% 15.00% 2.03% 17.69% n.a.

Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A.

Unusually high returns may not be sustainable. Due to current market volatility associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, funds may experience significant negative short-term performance.

Since inception performance for share classes with less than one year of history represents actual performance, not annualised. In addition, for share classes less than a year old, Year to Date Return is calculated since inception.

Performance details provided are based on a NAV-to-NAV basis with any dividends reinvested, and are net of management fees and other expenses. These figures show by how much the share class(es) increased or decreased in value during the period or calendar year being shown, where applicable. Performance data has been calculated in the respective currencies stated above, including ongoing charges and excluding subscription fee and redemption fee you might have to pay.

All performance quoted represents past performance and is not indicative of future performance. Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Investors investing in funds denominated in non-local currency should be aware of the risk of currency exchange fluctuations that may cause a loss of principal.

Where no past performance is shown there was insufficient data available in that year to provide performance.

Additional performance, attribution, liquidity, value at risk (VaR), security classification and holdings information is available on request for certain time periods.

Portfolio Characteristics

(as of 31/12/2020)
55
Number of Securities

Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A

19.2x
P/E using FY1 estimates
17.1x
P/E using FY2 estimates
$179.6 billion
Weighted Average Market Cap

Source: FactSet Research Systems

Top 10 Holdings

(as of 31/12/2020)
Name Sector % Net Assets
Tencent Holdings, Ltd. Communication Services 9.2
Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd. Consumer Discretionary 8.5
JD.com, Inc. Consumer Discretionary 7.1
China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. Financials 3.7
Bilibili, Inc. Communication Services 3.5
AIA Group, Ltd. Financials 3.0
Meituan Consumer Discretionary 2.9
Midea Group Co., Ltd. Consumer Discretionary 2.7
China International Capital Corp., Ltd. Financials 2.6
New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. Consumer Discretionary 2.6
TOTAL 45.8

Top 10 holdings may combine more than one security from the same issuer and related depositary receipts.

Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A

Portfolio Breakdown (%)

(as of 31/12/2020)
  • Sector Allocation
  • Market Cap Exposure
  • China Exposure
Sector Fund Benchmark Difference
Consumer Discretionary 26.4 35.2 -8.8
Financials 19.5 13.5 6.0
Information Technology 12.9 6.7 6.2
Communication Services 12.7 20.1 -7.4
Health Care 9.2 6.5 2.7
Industrials 6.2 4.5 1.7
Real Estate 5.3 3.6 1.7
Consumer Staples 3.5 4.5 -1.0
Materials 3.2 2.1 1.1
Utilities 1.0 1.8 -0.8
Energy 0.0 1.6 -1.6
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 0.2 0.0 0.2

Sector data based on MSCI’s revised Global Industry Classification Standards. For more details, visit www.msci.com.

Equity market cap of issuer Fund Benchmark Difference
Mega Cap (over $25B) 67.0 73.9 -6.9
Large Cap ($10B-$25B) 16.1 16.0 0.1
Mid Cap ($3B-$10B) 13.9 9.2 4.7
Small Cap (under $3B) 2.8 1.0 1.8
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 0.2 0.0 0.2
China Exposure Portfolio Weight
SAR (Hong Kong) 43.3
A Shares 32.0
H Shares 14.2
Overseas Listed Companies (OL) 9.5
China-affiliated corporations (CAC) 0.8
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 0.2

Definitions: SAR (Hong Kong) companies are companies that conduct business in Hong Kong and/or mainland China. China-affiliated corporations [CAC], also known as "Red Chips," are mainland China companies with partial state ownership listed in Hong Kong, and incorporated in Hong Kong. China A Shares are Mainland Chinese companies incorporated in China and listed on the Shanghai or Shenzhen exchanges, available mostly to local Chinese investors and qualified institutional investors. H Shares are mainland Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong exchange but incorporated in mainland China. B Shares are mainland Chinese companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, available to both Chinese and non-Chinese investors. Overseas Listed [OL] companies are companies that conduct business in mainland China but listed in overseas markets such as Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States.

Source: FactSet Research Systems unless otherwise noted.
Percentage values in data are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent, so the values may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Percentage values may be derived from different data sources and may not be consistent with other Fund literature.

Ratings

  • OVERALL
  • 3 YEAR
  • 5 YEAR
  • 10 YEAR

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. High ratings and rankings does not assure favorable performance.

Overall Morningstar RatingTM is reflective of the USD Accumulation Share class. Fund ratings represent an opinion only and are not a recommendation to buy or sell any fund. Copyright ©2020 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is provided for reference purposes only.

The Overall Morningstar®️ Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and (if applicable) ten-year ratings.

Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Portfolio Managers

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Andrew Mattock, CFA

Lead Manager

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Winnie Chwang

Co-Manager

This information contained herein does not constitute or contain an offer, solicitation or investment advice with respect to the purchase of the Fund described herein or any security. This information is not to be construed as a prospectus, a public offering or an offering memorandum as defined under applicable securities legislation. Prospective investors should consult professional legal, tax and financial advisers as to the suitability of any investment in light of your particular circumstances and applicable citizenship, residence or domicile. Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund before making an investment decision. The current prospectus, Supplement for Hong Kong Investors, Product Key Facts Statements ("Hong Kong Offering Document") and other offering documents contain this and other information. Fees and expenses vary among Funds and share classes. Portfolio characteristics for the Fund may vary from time to time from what is shown.

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