Evergrande’s default and the delisting of Didi Chuxing should be viewed as being part and parcel of the challenges of investing in China.
In our latest issue, Andy Rothman discusses how last year’s experiences can help us plan for China’s 2022 economic prospects.
In this issue of Sinology, Andy Rothman explains why China’s 2022 investment environment will be defined by two competing weather patterns.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, sees fascinating and surprising investment opportunities arising in the emerging markets and China next year. Fed actions to manage inflation and the ongoing challenges of the pandemic will be important factors but the performance of markets may ultimately depend on the success of well-managed companies in key sectors.
As China seeks to achieve “Common Prosperity,” companies which are aligned with the latest policy guidance stand to gain.
Unexpected regulatory actions in China, concerns over Evergrande’s debt restructuring and the lingering effects of COVID are just a few reasons for the volatile year in Asian markets. While growth in most of Asia and emerging markets dipped this year, there are reasons for optimism in 2022. Even with moderate growth projections, the region remains resilient and is still expected to lead the global recovery and exceed those of advanced economies.
In our latest Q&A, we explore China’s pledges, progress toward Carbon Neutrality and implication for investors.
Robert Horrocks, PhD, discusses how he navigates and invests in a challenging environment, especially in China amid recent regulatory actions.
In this issue of Sinology, we explain why it is unlikely that the recent regulatory crackdown is Chinese Party chief Xi Jinping’s attempt to roll back China’s private sector.
The recent issues with China Evergrande Group have raised concerns over the broader health of China’s real estate market, the potential risk to its financial system and, more broadly, whether this could trigger a global financial problem. In our latest Q&A, Portfolio Manager Teresa Kong, CFA and Investment Strategist Andy Rothman provide their views and insights.
Emerging markets have evolved over the last few decades. Today, Asia is the core of growth, rising consumption and innovation within emerging markets, and world class industry leaders in innovation have changed the game of investing.
India’s second COVID wave subsided in June and continues to remain at the lower level and Indian equities were a bright spot for the region, significantly outperforming Asia and broader emerging markets in August.
On September 3, 2021, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced his decision to not run in the upcoming ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership race later this month. Portfolio Manager Shuntaro Takeuchi provides his thoughts on the current political environment and outlook for Japanese equities.
Markets now know that the taper can be divorced from interest rate hikes. But for how long? What are your expectations on the timing of tapering?
Q&A with Kathlyn Collins: Understanding the context of the recent regulatory announcements through an ESG lens.
Going forward, we believe that the traditional international allocation and global emerging markets deserves a rethink.
CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, discusses the short and longer-term prospects for Asia and EM in a rising inflationary environment.
Over the past few months, we’ve heard plenty about the rotation to value putting pressure on growth stocks.
This Fund has a focus on China’s small companies—could you explain the investment idea behind this? Why China? Why small cap?
As the economic recovery continues to broaden out, how do you see the emerging markets?
Have market disruptions changed the types of companies you seek to invest in?
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.
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.
In this issue of Sinology, we provide a macro perspective for thinking about whether an investor’s portfolio has enough exposure to China.
The region’s health care sector is setting a brisk pace for growth and innovation. Our team discusses the opportunity set.
CIO Robert Horrocks, reviews a topsy-turvy 2020 and shares the reasons for his relative optimism for Asia and the emerging markets in 2021.
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.
Corporate earnings are likely to be strong in 2021, reflecting strong consumer demand and resilient cash flows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Within the broader Asia Pacific universe, Portfolio Managers Yu Zhang and Joyce Li see attractive total return potential among dividend paying stocks.
Equity price gains in Japan may be driven by innovation over the long term. Portfolio manager Shuntaro Takeuchi discusses the opportunity set.
Sinology explores how U.S.–China relations can develop under President-elect Biden administration in three key phases.
At dinner tables throughout emerging markets, middle-class families tuck into comfort food, share details about their day and toast each other's successes. Languages and cuisines may differ, but many elements of everyday life are often quite similar.
Within emerging markets, we find companies at the forefront of important global developments, including the health care and technology sectors.
China Macro Analyst Julia Zhu returned to Mainland China in August to visit her parents, giving her a first-hand look at one aspect of the incredibly intensive program for controlling the coronavirus.
Investors often think of emerging markets as taking cues from their developed counterparts—for example, by aiming to boost consumption and to achieve productivity gains. It may come as a surprise that some emerging economies have made an earlier start in adopting environmental, social and governance...
Across emerging markets, growth in e-commerce accelerates as the pandemic reshapes consumers' shopping patterns.
In this short Q&A, Teresa Kong, Portfolio Manager, provides her insights on the economic impact of the coronavirus and where she sees risks and opportunities, and why the current prices could represent a once in a decade opportunity to buy Asia high yield.
With the coronavirus largely under control in China, we have an opportunity to consider what the post-COVID investment environment there might look like.
Amid a global pandemic and continued U.S.-China trade tensions, quality-growth companies remain strong performers. Portfolio managers Sharat Shroff, CFA, and Inbok Song discuss the opportunity set for growth investors.
Across emerging markets, urban consumption provides ballast and stability to a number of sectors and industries.
Emerging markets are developing richer, more consumer-led economies as China expands its infrastructure investments and trade relationships.
Innovative companies are reshaping Asia's investment landscape, as older industries recede and newer business models take their place.