Message to Matthews Asia Small Companies Fund Shareholders


24 August 2020

We are writing to inform you that, effective August 31, 2020, portfolio management responsibilities for the Matthews Asia Small Companies Fund will be assumed by Vivek Tanneeru. This appointment follows the decisions by Lead Manager Tiffany Hsiao, CFA, and Co-Manager Beini Zhou, CFA, to depart the firm in order to pursue other opportunities.

Vivek has over 15 years of experience in researching and managing regional Asia strategies across the market capitalization spectrum. Since joining Matthews Asia in 2011, Vivek has been conducting on-the-ground research into Asia's small and mid-cap universe, including in his capacity as Lead Manager of the Matthews Asia ESG Fund which has over 55% of its portfolio invested in small and mid-cap companies (as of June 30, 2020). Research of small and mid-cap companies continues to be a core part of our investment approach across all of our portfolios, particularly given that small-cap companies are generally less covered by sell-side analysts and, therefore, provide an opportunity to find attractive investment opportunities.

We are confident that in having Vivek serve in the Lead Manager position of the Matthews Asia Small Companies Fund, supported by our broader 40+ member investment team who collaborate closely across all of our strategies, we have the expertise, strength and depth to ensure a seamless transition and continued positive experience for investors in the Fund.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Tiffany and Beini for their contributions to Matthews Asia and wish them well in their future endeavors. If you have any questions regarding the Matthews Asia Funds, please visit our website at matthewsasia.com or contact our team at globalfunds@matthewsasia.com or +1-415-954-4510.

Thank you for your continued confidence in our Asia investment strategies.

Yours truly,
     
William J. Hackett
Chief Executive Officer
Matthews Asia
  Robert Horrocks, PhD
Chief Investment Officer
Matthews Asia

The Fund is a sub-fund of Matthews Asia Funds, an open end umbrella fund with variable capital an incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Luxembourg. NOT FOR SALE IN THE U.S. OR TO U.S. PERSONS. This document 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.

Investing in international and emerging markets may involve additional risks, such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation. In addition, single-country funds may be subject to a higher degree of market risk than diversified funds because of concentration in a specific geographic location. Investing in small- and mid-size companies is more risky and volatile than investing in large companies as they may be more volatile and less liquid than larger companies.

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