Commentary

Emerging Markets Equities Poised for Strong Earnings Rebound

As the economic recovery continues to broaden out, how do you see the emerging markets?

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Amid Reopening, Quality Is Key

Have market disruptions changed the types of companies you seek to invest in?

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Matthews Emerging Markets Small Companies Fund

We believe Asia is the core of growth and innovation within emerging markets, and companies domiciled in Asia comprise over 75% of the benchmark universe.

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Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

China’s first quarter macro results are a mix of fantasy and real life, and distinguishing between the two are important for understanding the sustainability of the post-pandemic economic recovery.

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Why China? A Macro Perspective

In this issue of Sinology, we provide a macro perspective for thinking about whether an investor’s portfolio has enough exposure to China.

Commentary

Asia’s Health Care Sector Accelerates

The region’s health care sector is setting a brisk pace for growth and innovation. Our team discusses the opportunity set.

Commentary

Q4 2020 CIO Review & Outlook

CIO Robert Horrocks, reviews a topsy-turvy 2020 and shares the reasons for his relative optimism for Asia and the emerging markets in 2021.

Commentary

Still Resilient

Despite a pandemic, tariffs and superpower political tensions, the resilience of the Chinese economy was clear in 2020. In this issue of Sinology, we highlight five macro trends from 2020 that investors should watch this year.

Commentary

Asia’s Corporate Earnings May Surprise on the Upside

Corporate earnings are likely to be strong in 2021, reflecting strong consumer demand and resilient cash flows.

Commentary

Impact of the U.S. Ban on Named Chinese Securities

On January 11, 2021, the Executive Order 13959 (“E.O.”) issued by Donald Trump designed to protect U.S. investors from financing Communist Chinese Military Companies will go into effect. In this Q&A, Matthews Asia addresses key questions on its potential impact for investors.

Commentary

Corporate Emerging Market Debt Poised to Shine in 2021

A nascent global recovery presents both risks and opportunities for fixed income investors. Portfolio Manager Teresa Kong, CFA, discusses why China dominates the universe for EM debt and why Asia may outperform the rest of EM for the foreseeable future.

Commentary

Why Companies Override Countries When Building Portfolios

Investors frequently ask us for opinions on specific countries within emerging markets. Depending on what’s in the headlines, the country might be China, India, Thailand or Mexico. Conversations that start top-down and focus on country allocation include many natural questions for those considering emerging markets.

Webinar

2021 Outlook: Can Asian Equities Lead the Way to a Global Recovery?

As an unusually extraordinary year comes to a close, investors may still have many lingering questions about where the global economy may be headed. Even as the world continues to fight the pandemic, there is reason for optimism in 2021. The strength of Asia’s economies—and China in particular—are recovering and are well-positioned to set the stage for future growth.

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CIO Outlook: Tailwinds for Emerging Markets

Tailwinds for emerging markets include strong potential for earnings recovery, as well as a weaker U.S. dollar and reasonable equity valuations. Chief Investment Officer Robert Horrocks, PhD, considers the investment landscape in his annual review and outlook.

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When Risk-Free is Risky, Asia May Provide a Bright Spot for Fixed Income Investors

For global fixed income investors, diversification is key. In our latest Q&A, Portfolio Manager Teresa Kong, CFA, discusses where she's finding opportunities across Asia today.