Matthews Asia Dividend Fund

Matthews Asia Funds

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 Asia Pacific countries and economies. Investment in such emerging markets may be subject to increased risks such as political, tax, economic, policy, market, liquidity, trading, custody, settlement, currency, legal and regulatory risks.
  • The Fund may, at its discretion, pay dividends out of the capital or effectively out of capital in respect of the distribution shares. Payment of dividends out of capital and/or effectively out of capital amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor's original investment, or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. Any distribution may result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per share of the Fund.
  • 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.

Top 10 Holdings as of 31 December 2019

Security Sector Country % Net Assets
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Information Technology Taiwan 4.9
Minth Group, Ltd. Consumer Discretionary China/Hong Kong 4.3
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd. Consumer Discretionary South Korea 3.5
Anritsu Corp. Information Technology Japan 3.0
Hoya Corp. Health Care Japan 2.8
MISUMI Group, Inc. Industrials Japan 2.5
Shenzhou International Group Holdings, Ltd. Consumer Discretionary China/Hong Kong 2.4
AIA Group, Ltd. Financials China/Hong Kong 2.3
BGF Retail Co., Ltd. Consumer Staples South Korea 2.1
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Communication Services Japan 2.1
Total 29.9
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 December 2019

  Fund MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Index Difference
Consumer Discretionary 26.6 15.2 11.4
Consumer Staples 15.3 6.2 9.1
Information Technology 10.7 14.1 -3.4
Industrials 9.7 12.0 -2.3
Communication Services 9.3 9.4 -0.1
Financials 7.5 19.7 -12.2
Real Estate 6.3 5.4 0.9
Health Care 5.0 6.5 -1.5
Materials 2.6 5.9 -3.3
Energy 1.2 3.0 -1.8
Utilities 1.2 2.5 -1.3
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 4.5 0.0 4.5
  Fund MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Index Difference
China/Hong Kong 35.8 26.5 9.3
Japan 24.9 36.5 -11.6
South Korea 9.9 7.3 2.6
Singapore 7.9 1.9 6.0
Taiwan 6.0 7.3 -1.3
India 2.6 5.4 -2.8
Thailand 2.0 1.6 0.4
Australia 1.7 10.1 -8.4
Philippines 1.6 0.6 1.0
Indonesia 1.2 1.2 0.0
Bangladesh 1.1 0.0 1.1
Vietnam 0.9 0.0 0.9
Malaysia 0.0 1.1 -1.1
New Zealand 0.0 0.4 -0.4
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 4.5 0.0 4.5
  Fund MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Index Difference
Mega Cap (over $25B) 26.3 54.5 -28.2
Large Cap ($10B-$25B) 16.8 23.3 -6.5
Mid Cap ($3B-$10B) 24.6 20.4 4.2
Small Cap (under $3B) 27.7 1.7 26.0
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 4.5 0.0 4.5
Equity market cap of issuer.
  Fund
Common Equities and ADRs 92.3
Preferred Equities 3.2
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 4.5
Source: FactSet Research Systems.

Portfolio Characteristics as of 31 December 2019

Number of Securities1

60

Weighted Average
Market Cap

$47.2 billion

P/E using FY1 estimates

18.1x

P/E using FY2 estimates

16.1x

1Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A
Source: FactSet Research Systems unless otherwise noted. Sector data (excluding Government Bonds) based on MSCI’s revised Global Industry Classification Standards. For more details, visit www.msci.com.

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. 

The P/E Ratio is the share price of a stock as of the report date, divided by the forecasted earnings per share for a 12-month period (FY1) and 24 month period (FY2). For the Fund, this is the weighted harmonic average estimated P/E ratio of all the underlying stocks in the Fund, excluding negative earners. There is no guarantee that the composition of the Fund will remain unchanged, or that forecasted earnings of a stock will be realized. Information provided is for illustrative purposes only.

Index Definitions

The information contained in this document does not, in any way, constitute investment advice. It should not be assumed that any investment will be profitable or will equal the performance of the portfolios or any securities or any sectors mentioned herein. The information does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any securities mentioned. Information on this document is from sources considered reliable, but no representation or warranty (express or implied) is made, including, without limitation, that the information is complete or timely. Matthews Asia and its affiliates do not accept any liability for losses either direct or consequential caused by the use of this information. 

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



Risk Considerations

The value of an investment in the Fund can go down as well as up and possible loss of principal is a risk of investing. Investments in international and emerging market securities may involve risks such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation. The Fund invests in holdings denominated in foreign currencies, and is exposed to the risk that the value of the foreign currency will increase or decrease. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities, which may result in increased volatility. There is no guarantee that the Fund or the companies in its portfolio will pay or continue to pay dividends. These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the Prospectus.