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Matthews Asia Launches First Active ETF Strategies to Meet Growing Client Needs

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Matthews Asia today launched three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) active on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that focus on global emerging markets, Asia and China.

The investment strategies of Matthews Asia’s new active ETFs will be substantially similar to those of existing mutual funds and will be managed using the firm’s longstanding fundamental research approach which seeks to identify growth opportunities. attractive investments that we believe can outperform the index. The three active ETFs:

  • Matthews Active Emerging Markets Equity ETF (NYSE Arca: MEM)

  • Matthews Asia Innovators Active ETF (NYSE Arca: MINV)

  • Matthews China Active ETF (NYSE Arca:MCH)

Cooper Abbott, CEO of Matthews Asia, said: “The launch of our new active ETFs represents an exciting new chapter in our company’s history and a great opportunity for Matthews Asia to bring its deep expertise in emerging markets to a number growing number of investors who consider these global, regional and national strategies as long-term strategic allocations.

At Matthews Asia, we are used to offering new strategies when we believe there are attractive long-term opportunities for our clients. Our new active ETFs continue this tradition by offering investors another way to access our deep expertise backed by over 30 years of active investing experience that we believe can deliver investment returns to investors. superior in the long term.

Robert Horrocks, PhD, CIO of Matthews Asia said, “We continue to believe in the long-term benefits of actively managed portfolios, particularly when focused on less efficient markets in Asia and China. Our active ETFs will use the same established fundamental approach as our mutual funds to identify companies that we believe represent the most attractive long-term opportunities within global emerging markets.

This announcement follows the appointment of Michael Barrer as VP, Head of ETF Capital Markets. In this new role, Michael, who joins after a decade-long career at WisdomTree Investments, is the principal head of capital markets relations and partners with the portfolio management, portfolio strategy, operations teams. and distribution company to support the company’s ETF. initiatives.

About Matthews Asia

Since 1991, we have focused our efforts and expertise on Asia and emerging markets, investing in a variety of market environments. As an independent private firm, Matthews Asia is the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist in the United States. With approximately US$17.4 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2022, Matthews Asia employs a bottom-up fundamental investment philosophy, with an emphasis on long-term investment performance. For more information, please visit mathewsasia.com.

You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Matthews Asia Funds before making an investment decision. A prospectus containing this and other information about the Funds may be obtained by visiting matthewsasia.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The value of an investment in the Fund can go down as well as up and the possible loss of principal constitutes an investment risk. Investing in international, emerging and frontier markets involves risks such as economic, social and political instability, market illiquidity, currency fluctuations, high levels of volatility and limited regulation. In addition, investing in emerging and frontier securities involves greater risks than investing in securities from developed markets, because issuers in these countries generally disclose less financial and other information publicly or limit access to certain information. scrutiny by non-national authorities. Emerging and frontier markets tend to have less stringent and less uniform accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards, limited regulatory or governmental oversight, and limited investor protection or rights to take action against issuers, which entails potential significant risks for investors. Investing in Chinese securities involves risks. Heightened risks related to the regulatory environment and potential Chinese government actions could have a negative impact on performance. In addition, national and sector funds may be subject to a higher degree of market risk than diversified funds due to their concentration in a specific industry, sector or geographical area. Pandemics and other public health emergencies can cause market volatility and disruption.

ETFs may trade at a premium or discount to net asset value. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not net asset value) and are not individually redeemed by the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Matthews Asia funds are distributed in the United States by Foreside Distributors LLC and in Latin America by Picton, SA