Beyond China: Opportunities in Asian and Emerging Markets in 2022
Thursday, December 2, 2021
2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
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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.
On this webcast, experts from the Matthews Asia investment team will address some of investors’ lingering questions, where the global economy is headed and why now may be an opportune time to invest. They will share their insights on:
- The long-term outlook for Asian markets
- How regulatory issues and the U.S.-China relationship are impacting Asian businesses
- Asia’s growing dividend pool and its dynamic growth opportunities
- How innovation has transformed industries in unexpected places
- Secular trends in emerging markets that are reshaping the investment landscape
Robert J. Horrocks, PhD
Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Robert Horrocks is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2018. He manages the firm’s Asian Growth and Income Strategy and co-manages the Asia Dividend and Asia ex Japan Dividend Strategies. As Chief Investment Officer, Robert oversees the firm’s investment process and investment professionals and sets the research agenda for the investment team. Before joining Matthews Asia in 2008, Robert was Head of Research at Mirae Asset Management in Hong Kong. From 2003 to 2006, Robert served as Chief Investment Officer for Everbright Pramerica in China, establishing its quantitative investment process. He started his career as a Research Analyst with WI Carr Securities in Hong Kong before moving on to spend eight years working in several different Asian jurisdictions for Schroders, including stints as Country General Manager in Taiwan, Deputy Chief Investment Officer in Korea and Designated Chief Investment Officer in Shanghai. Robert earned his PhD in Chinese Economic History from Leeds University in the United Kingdom, and is fluent in Mandarin.
S. Joyce Li, CFA
S. Joyce Li is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm’s Asia Dividend Strategy and co-manages the Asia ex Japan Dividend and China Dividend Strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, she was a Portfolio Manager and Principal at Marvin & Palmer Associates, where she co-managed equity investments in the Asia Pacific markets between 2007 and 2016. Joyce started her investment career as a Senior Investment Associate at Wilmington Trust. Joyce received an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
John Paul Lech
John Paul Lech is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm’s Emerging Markets Equity Strategy. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he spent most of his 10 years at OppenheimerFunds (subsequently acquired by Invesco) as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager on a diversified emerging market equity strategy. John Paul started his career as an Analyst and Associate at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. John Paul earned both an M.A. and a B.S.F.S from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French and Portuguese.
CEO and Founder
Robert Huebscher is the founder and CEO of Advisor Perspectives and serves as its editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively on topics including investment management, portfolio construction, financial planning and global economics.