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Andy Rothman

Investment Strategist, Matthews Asia


How to Talk with Clients About Investing Responsibly in China and Emerging Markets

For investors looking to make a difference with ESG investing, Asia and emerging markets present some of the best opportunities to make long-term improvements to the region — and the world. Join Matthews Asia Investment Strategist Andy Rothman and Head of ESG Kathlyn Collins as they discuss investors’ top-of-mind questions about China, common concerns about the region’s sustainability challenges and how responsible investing may make a bigger impact in these markets. You’ll hear a framework for presenting the opportunity in China to clients, how to put ESG investing in these markets into context, and why we believe it’s possible to achieve long-term growth and positive outcomes.


Andy Rothman is an investment strategist at Matthews Asia. He is principally responsible for developing research focused on China’s ongoing economic and political developments while also complementing the broader investment team with in-depth analysis on Asia. In addition, Rothman plays a key role in communicating to clients and the media the firm’s perspectives and latest insights into China and the greater Asia region. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2014, Rothman spent 14 years as CLSA’s China macroeconomic strategist where he conducted analysis into China and delivered his insights to their clients. Previously, Rothman spent 17 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, with a diplomatic career focused on China, including a role as head of the macroeconomics and domestic policy office of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In total, Rothman has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years. He earned an M.A. in public administration from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a B.A. from Colgate University. He is a proficient Mandarin speaker.