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Matthews Asia Fds-Asia Strategic Income A Acc USD

Ranked 30 out of 44 in - Asia Pacific Local Currency over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Teresa Kong

Teresa Kong is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm’s Asia Strategic Income Strategy. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2010, she was Head of Emerging Market Investments at Barclays Global Investors, now known as BlackRock, and responsible for managing the firm’s investment strategies in Emerging Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. She developed and managed strategies spanning absolute return, active long-only and exchange-traded funds. In addition to founding the Fixed Income Emerging Markets Group at BlackRock, she was also Senior Portfolio Manager and Credit Strategist on the Fixed Income credit team. Previously, Teresa was a Senior Securities Analyst in the High Yield Group with Oppenheimer Funds, and began her career with JP Morgan Securities Inc., where she worked in the Structured Products Group and Latin America Capital Markets Group. She received both a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and an M.A. in International Development Policies from Stanford University. She speaks Cantonese fluently and is conversational in Mandarin.


The Sub-Funds investment objective is to seek total return over the long term, with an emphasis on income. Under normal market conditions, the Sub-Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, directly or indirectly, primarily (i.e., at least 65% of its net assets) in income-producing securities including, but not limited to, debt and debt-related instruments and/or dividend paying equity securities and derivative instruments with fixed income characteristics, issued by governments, quasigovernmental entities, supra-national institutions and companies Located in or with Substantial Ties to Asia.

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Asia Pacific Local Currency over : 30/11/2017 - 30/11/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 2.3% -5.4% -0.8%
2017 8.5% 2.3% 2.5% 2.2% 1.3%
2016 8.3% 3.0% 2.1% 5.1% -2.1%
2015 -1.5% 0.1% -0.3% -3.4% 2.1%
2014 -0.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Ctrip.Com International Ltd 1.250% 15-Sep-2022 5.02%
China Ovrse Fin 0.000% 05-Jan-2023 4.96%
Frans Bril 5.200% 08-Mar-2021 4.48%
China Southern Power Grid Co Ltd 3.140% 11-Mar-2021 4.33%
Debt and Asse 1.000% 10-Oct-2025 4.14%
Wanda Intl 7.250% 29-Jan-2024 3.98%
CP Foods Hld 0.500% 22-Sep-2021 3.73%
Zhongsheng Group Holdings Ltd 0.000% 23-May-2023 3.71%
CIFI Holdings Group Co Ltd 6.875% 23-Apr-2021 3.55%
Ntnl Savings Bk 5.150% 10-Sep-2019 3.55%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Finland
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Singapore
  6. Spain
  7. Sweden
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date29/08/2014
  • Share Class size03Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU1061982689

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.20%
  • Initial investment1.20%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in USD).