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Winnie Chwang

Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia

On-Demand Session 6: The Changing Dynamics of China and Emerging Markets Investing


As the only major economy with positive growth in 2020 according to the IMF, China is leading the way to a post-pandemic recovery. Home to some of the world’s largest equity and bond markets, Greater China now accounts for 53% of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and continues to rise in importance within global portfolios, resulting from increasing China A-share inclusion in MSCI indices and vibrant IPO offerings. While global growth is slowing, many investors remain underexposed to the world’s second largest economy. Traditionally, investors have accessed China through global emerging markets or pan-Asian investment strategies; however, investors may want to consider a dedicated China allocation instead.

In this session, Matthews Asia Investment Strategist Andy Rothman and Portfolio Managers Winnie Chwang and John Paul Lech explore the reasons they believe investors should gain exposure to China and share their thoughts on:

  • The state of China’s economic recovery and outlook

  • U.S.-China relations under the Biden administration

  • Investment trends and sectors for growth prospects

  • Optimizing your China allocation through a broader emerging markets strategy or an all-China investment approach


Winnie Chwang is a portfolio manager at Matthews Asia, where she manages the firm’s China Small Strategy and co-manages the China and Asia ESG strategies. She joined the firm in 2004 and has built her investment career at the firm. Chwang earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business and a BA in economics with a minor in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley. She is fluent in Mandarin and conversational in Cantonese.