William J. Hackett


William Hackett is an Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at Matthews Asia and President of the Matthews Asia Funds. Bill joined the firm in 2007 as President and served as CEO between July 2009 and June 2022. He has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2015. Prior to joining Matthews Asia, Bill was a partner with the global investment management practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP where he led the U.S. Pacific Southwest investment management practice. During his tenure at Deloitte, Bill had several international assignments, including leading the firm’s Asia Pacific investment management practice, based out of Tokyo. He was also posted to Luxembourg to focus on Deloitte’s Pan-European and offshore investment management clients. He joined Deloitte in New York in 1990. Bill received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and also serves as a member of the Investment Company Institute Board of Governors.

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