Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions of Use
Please read the following before proceeding, as it explains certain restrictions imposed by law on the distribution of this information and the countries in which Matthews Asia Funds are authorised for sale. 

General Terms
The information on this website is approved for publication by Matthews Group and includes information about Matthews Asia Funds, which is an umbrella fund established as an open-ended investment company with variable capital incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Luxembourg. It qualifies and is authorised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier as an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS). NOT FOR SALE IN THE U.S. OR TO U.S. PERSONS.

Neither this website nor any documents contained in it constitutes investment advice or an offer or solicitation to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of the Matthews Asia Funds, or any investment product (nor shall any such shares or product be offered or sold to any person) in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the securities law of that jurisdiction.  

By accessing this website you represent that you are permitted by the laws of your jurisdiction of residence to access this site and the information contained herein.  

WARNING: This website contains information on certain share classes of the Funds which are offered in Hong Kong on a private placement basis only and the contents of this website have not been reviewed or approved by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) or any other regulatory authority. You are advised to exercise caution. If you are in any doubt about any of the contents of this website, you should talk to your investment adviser or seek independent professional advice if you do not have an adviser. Information contained on this website must not be issued or made available, or possessed for the purpose of issue, to persons in Hong Kong, other than "professional investors" as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571, Laws of Hong Kong) and its subsidiary legislation, or in circumstances which do not constitute an offer to the public. If you are a “professional investor” (as defined above) for this purpose, please contact Matthews Global Investors (Hong Kong) Limited for further information.

Nothing contained within this website should be construed as investment advice. An investment in the Matthews Asia Funds may not be suitable for all investors and should only be made on the basis of the Hong Kong Offering Document or other offering documents and their terms and conditions. The Fund prices contained in this website are indicative only and should not be relied upon for dealing. Investors should not base their investment decisions solely on information presented in marketing materials relating to Matthews Asia Funds (such as information contained in this website). No warranty or representation is made with respect to the information contained in this website, including, without limitation, that the information is accurate, complete or timely. None of the information, whether in part or full, should be copied, reproduced or redistributed in any form nor should it be regarded as an offer or a solicitation of an offer for investment in countries in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not lawful. 

Matthews Global Investors (Hong Kong) Limited is licensed for Type 1 (dealing in securities) regulated activity by Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). No other Matthews entity is currently licensed or regulated by the SFC. Certain sub-funds of Matthews Asia Funds are not currently authorised by the SFC and certain share classes are not currently offered to the public in Hong Kong, hence, such sub-funds/share classes are not available for investment by Hong Kong retail investors. This web page is published by Matthews Global Investors (Hong Kong) Limited and has not been reviewed by the SFC or any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. The information you are about to access is available in Hong Kong only to "professional investors" (as defined above) and only such persons are eligible to act on the information herein. Other investors please contact your financial advisers or the Hong Kong Representative of Matthews Asia Funds for specific information and documents as disclosed in the Hong Kong Offering Document of the Matthews Asia Funds, including but not limited to: financial reports, past performance information of share classes other than the representative share class as stated in the Product Key Facts Statements, dividend composition information, copies of the latest Hong Kong Offering Document, and dealing prices. The contact information of the Hong Kong Representative is shown below:

Brown Brothers Harriman (Hong Kong) Limited
13/F Man Yee Building
68 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3971 7133 
Email: MatthewsAsiaFunds@bbh.com

Copyright
All copyright, patent, intellectual and other property rights in the information contained herein is owned by Matthews Asia Funds or its affiliates. No rights of any kind are licensed or assigned or shall otherwise pass to persons accessing such information.  

Links
This website may have links to third party websites, which are not under the control of Matthews Asia Funds. Matthews Asia Funds will incur no liability for any content, service, product or material offered through any linked site. You access any third party linked websites at your own risk.

Information and Privacy Policy
We respect your privacy and value the trust you place in us when you share your personal information with us. The way we may use your personal information is discussed in our official privacy notice. Having said that, we know you might have some additional questions about privacy on the Web. 

First, we'll talk about privacy as it relates to using this website. Then, we'll cover the broader privacy issues concerning a fund investor's relationship with our company as a whole. 

You confirm your acceptance of these terms by using this website and supplying us with your information. If you wish to discuss what information we hold about you or how we use it, you can contact us at Matthews Asia Funds at globalfunds@matthewsasia.com or write to:
The Data Privacy Officer
Matthews Global Investors (Hong Kong) Limited
Suite 3602 Two Pacific Place
88 Queensway Admiralty, Hong Kong


How we use information provided on the Web

Email address
. We collect your email address when you register for account access. Even if you're not registered for account access, we may need to ask for your email address (for example, if you ask to subscribe to our email newsletter).

Our Fund Privacy Notice. Matthews Asia Funds is committed to safeguarding information provided to us by individual investors of our Funds. This notice is designed to provide you with a summary of the non-public personal information we may collect and maintain about current or former investors; our policy regarding the use of that information; and the measures we take to safeguard the information. Matthews Asia Funds does not sell non-public personal information to anyone and only shares it as described in this notice. 

Information We Collect.
 When you invest in Matthews Asia Funds, you provide us with your non-public personal information. We collect and use this information to service your accounts and respond to your requests. The non-public personal information we collect falls into the following categories:  

  • Information we receive from you on applications or other forms, whether we receive the form in writing or electronically. For example, this information includes your name, address, tax identification number, birth date, investment selection, beneficiary information, and possibly your personal bank account information and/or email address if you are signing up for certain account options.  
  • Information about your transactions and account history with us, or with other companies that are part of Matthews Asia Funds, including transactions you request on our website. This category also includes your communications to us concerning your investments.  
  • Other general information that we may obtain about you such as demographic information.  

Disclosure. To better service your accounts and provide you with more choices, we may share non-public personal information with other Matthews companies or affiliates such as investment advisors, the distributors of the Matthews Asia Funds, and financial service providers offering banking, trust, and custodial products and services. 

We will only share non-public personal information with outside parties in the limited circumstances permitted by law including, but not limited to, the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486, Laws of Hong Kong). For example, this includes situations where we need to share information with companies who work on our behalf to service or maintain your account or process transactions you've requested, when the disclosure is to a party representing you, or when required by law (for example, in response to legal process). Additionally, we will ensure that any outside companies assisting us in marketing our products and services, or with whom we have joint marketing agreements, are under contractual obligations to protect the confidentiality of your information, and to use it only to provide the services we've asked them to perform.    

Confidentiality and Security. Our employees are required to follow procedures with respect to maintaining the confidentiality of our investors' non-public personal information. Additionally, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the information. This includes performing ongoing evaluations of our systems containing investor information and making changes when appropriate.

Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on a computer's hard drive that allows a website to recognize that computer each time someone uses it to visit that site. It contains information about preferences for using the site that have been established by someone using that computer. Cookies may also be used to keep track of the pages looked at during a visit as well as the path taken to those pages. 

Our site sometimes uses cookies to track how our visitors move through the site. We use this information to identify areas of the site that are of interest to investors or that can be improved. 

The cookies we use don't include any information about your personal identity or your accounts. Simply accepting cookies from our site does not compromise the security of your accounts. We don't display account information on this site. 

Most web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. Users can, however, amend the configuration of the web browser on their computers so that they are systematically notified of any instance where the Websites that they are about to visit contain cookies.

Timeliness of Content. All content on this website is presented only as at the date published or indicated, and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons. In addition, you are responsible for setting the cache settings on your browser to ensure you are receiving the most recent data.

Termination. The rights granted to you herein terminate immediately if you fail to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use. Matthews Asia Funds, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to temporarily or permanently terminate your access to and use of this website at any time and for any reason whatsoever, without notice or liability. Matthews Asia Funds will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to or use of this website.

Integration and Severability. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The preceding Terms and Conditions of Use represent the entire agreement between Matthews Asia Funds and the user relating to the subject matter herein.

General Risk Factors

  • Past performance is no guide to or guarantee of future returns. Please note that the price of shares and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Income receivable may vary from the amount of income projected at the time of making the investment. 
  • Exchange rate fluctuations may affect the value of an investment and any income derived from it. 
  • If you exercise any right to redeem, you may not get back the amount initially invested if the share price has fallen since you invested.  
  • There can be no guarantee that the tax position or proposed tax position prevailing at the time of the investment will not change.  
  • Dividends and capital gains on shares issued in Matthews Asia Funds may be subject to withholding taxes imposed by the countries in which each particular sub-fund invests.   

The list of risk factors is not exhaustive and you should refer to the Hong Kong Offering Document or other offering documents for additional risk factors pertaining to that investment or relevant sub-fund. You should not invest based on the information on this website alone and should read the Hong Kong Offering Document or other offering documents for details including the risk factors before making any investment decisions.

Questions. Any queries regarding Matthews Asia Funds' privacy policy or its use of cookies should be directed to: Matthews Asia Funds at globalfunds@matthewsasia.com.

Important information about liability
Limitations of liability – we make no warranty or representation of any kind (whether, express, implied or statutory) regarding this website or the materials and information contained or referred to on each page associated with this website.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we make no warranty or representation of any kind, expressed, implied or statutory that this website can be accessed at all times. This website may, without notice, be temporarily unavailable or restricted for administrative or other reasons.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim any and all liability and will not be liable for any injury, loss, damage or expense (whether special, incidental or consequential) occasioned by or arising, directly or indirectly, from your operation or use of this website.

You will indemnify us (including all Matthews affiliated or associated companies) and our officers, directors, employees and agents in respect of any third-party claim for any injury, loss, damage or expense occasioned by or arising directly or indirectly from your operation or, use of this website or your supply of information to a third party provided in breach of any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions of Use.

If you transmit any communication through this website to us or our affiliates directly or through any third-party internet or other service provider, you shall be responsible and liable for any omissions or failures that may be made while transmitting or receiving communications using this website. This website is not designed for the transmission of time sensitive instructions or questions. Accordingly, if you use this website to transmit time sensitive instructions or questions, you will be liable for any loss that may arise, and any such information is transmitted at your own risk.

The information on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security that may be referenced on or through this website. Unless otherwise specified, it is not intended to be directed to any person(s) in particular. Information from this website must not be used in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law and must not be used in a way that would be contrary to local law or legislation. No investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice is provided through this website, and you agree that this website will not be used by you for these purposes. No representation is given that shares, products, or services identified on, or accessible through, this website are suitable for any particular investor. An investment in the Matthews Asia Funds is not available to investors in all jurisdictions; it is not available to U.S. Persons.  

Law and jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America and the courts of the State of California, United States of America shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear all disputes arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions.