Matthews Asia launches small cap strategy into Europe

Chinese lanternsMatthews Asia has expanded its Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits fund range with the launch of the Matthews Asia Small Companies Fund, a strategy that has been available to investors in the US since 2008.

Lydia So, lead portfolio manager, invests in stocks of companies with a market capitalisation of between $100 million and $3 billion in Asia excluding Japan.

Matthews Asia says the investment universe for small companies has widened in recent years, with about 3,800 small companies listed on the stock markets of Asia ex Japan.

This compares to less than 3,400 of comparable market cap in the US.

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