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Matthews Asia, a leading specialist investment manager providing investment solutions focused on the Asia region, and PICTON, a leading third-party fund distributor in Latin America, today announced an agreement that allows PICTON to market certain Matthews Asia funds to institutional clients in Latin America. The agreement focuses PICTON’s efforts on strategically positioning Matthews Asia’s investment capabilities and services to institutions, including the region’s pension funds on a private-offering basis in Chile, Peru and Colombia.

“We are excited to partner with PICTON and its experienced team of distribution professionals to provide outstanding products, service, and thought leadership to our clients. This partnership reinforces Matthews Asia’s commitment to strengthen relationships with institutional investors in Chile, Colombia, and Peru and to deliver best- in-class Asian investment solutions that support the region’s long-term investment needs.” said Jonathan Schuman, Global Head of Sales and Client Services Matthews

“PICTON is very excited to enter into this arrangement with Matthews Asia, a firm with outstanding history and deep expertise in Asia,” said Matias Eguiguren, Founding Partner at PICTON. “We look forward to a strong relationship driven by Matthews Asia ́s investment capabilities and strong track record and our broad and deep knowledge of institutions in the region,” said Patricio Mebus, Head of Mutual Funds Distribution at PICTON.

PICTON will provide due diligence, product information and analysis to institutional clients and serve as a liaison point between them and Matthews Asia. PICTON, is an independent investment firm serving high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors throughout Latin America. PICTON distributes best-in-class investment products, while providing the highest service standard, being one of the leading third-party fund distributors in the region with local offices in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Matthews Asia is an independent, privately owned firm headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Founded in 1991, the firm specializes in investing in Asia’s equity and fixed income markets for institutions, intermediaries and retail investors worldwide. With US$30.2 billion in assets under management as of 31 March 2021, Matthews Asia employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance.