Matthews China Small Companies 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 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. The Fund will not use FDIs extensively for investment purposes.
  • 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 30 September 2019

Security Sector % Net Assets
Silergy Corp. Information Technology 7.4
SITC International Holdings Co., Ltd. Industrials 5.2
Sunny Friend Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. Industrials 5.1
Greentown Service Group Co., Ltd. Industrials 3.3
China Youzan, Ltd. Information Technology 3.2
Yihai International Holding, Ltd. Consumer Staples 3.1
Kingdee International Software Group Co., Ltd. Information Technology 3.1
China Meidong Auto Holdings, Ltd. Consumer Discretionary 3.0
Centre Testing International Group Co., Ltd. Industrials 2.7
Joy City Property, Ltd. Real Estate 2.6
Total 38.7
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 30 September 2019

  Fund MSCI China Small Cap IndexDifference
Information Technology 23.5 11.9 11.6
Industrials 20.0 11.7 8.3
Health Care 15.0 8.7 6.3
Consumer Staples 11.1 3.9 7.2
Consumer Discretionary 11.0 20.0 -9.0
Real Estate 7.5 19.7 -12.2
Materials 3.1 8.9 -5.8
Energy 1.5 2.0 -0.5
Communication Services 0.5 4.9 -4.4
Utilities 0.0 4.4 -4.4
Financials 0.0 3.9 -3.9
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 7.0 0.0 7.0
  Fund MSCI China Small Cap Index Difference
Mega Cap (over $25B) 0.0 0.0 0.0
Large Cap ($10B-$25B) 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mid Cap ($3B-$10B) 18.9 0.0 18.9
Small Cap (under $3B) 74.1 100.0 -25.9
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 7.0 0.0 7.0
Equity market cap of issuer. The Fund defines Small Companies as companies with market capitalization generally between $100 million and $3 billion or the largest company included in the Fund’s primary benchmark, the MSCI China Small Cap Index. The Portfolio’s market cap exposure breakdown presented is used for comparison purpose and the definition of the capitalization breakdown is from MSCI.
Common Equities and ADRs 93.1
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 7.0
Exposure Portfolio Weight
SAR (Hong Kong) 44.2
A Shares 15.5
Overseas Listed companies (OL) 11.4
China-affiliated corporations (CAC) 6.1
H Shares 4.2
B Shares 1.0
Unassigned 10.6
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 7.0
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. H Shares are mainland China companies listed on the Hong Kong exchange but incorporated in mainland China. 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. 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.

Portfolio Characteristics as of 30 September 2019

Number of Securities1


Weighted Average
Market Cap

$2.2 billion

P/E using FY1 estimates


P/E using FY2 estimates


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

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.

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