Timothy B. Parker

Director, International Strategy, Product and Operations

Timothy Parker is Director of International Strategy, Product and Operations at Matthews Asia. He joined the firm in 2005 as General Counsel, and prior to this he was a Partner with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, where he represented investment advisers, mutual funds, independent directors and hedge funds in regulatory, enforcement and transactional matters. Tim also served as Global Head of Compliance and Risk Management for Allianz Dresdner Asset Management, where he was responsible for developing and coordinating compliance and risk management systems for Allianz asset management subsidiaries globally, and was a Managing Director of RCM Global Investors, where he served in several legal and compliance roles. Tim received a J.D. from Hastings College of Law and an A.B. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.

David W. Monroe

General Counsel

David Monroe is General Counsel at Matthews Asia. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he served as Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer and Co-Chair of the Global Risk Control Group for Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. in Tokyo. During his seven years at Nikko Asset Management, David was responsible for leading the firm’s global legal and compliance divisions during a period of rapid expansion of the firm’s footprint throughout Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, David led the legal and compliance functions for several large asset management group companies in Japan, including Fidelity Investments Japan, where he was the firm’s Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. David served approximately six years as Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan Investment Management Committee and is a past winner of the Japan In-House Counsel of the Year Award presented by Asian Legal Business. He received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in East Asian Languages and Culture from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Manoj (Tito) K. Pombra

Chief Compliance Officer

Manoj (Tito) Pombra is Chief Compliance Officer and Anti-Money Laundering Officer at Matthews Asia. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, he was Senior Manager/Manager of Mutual Fund Compliance at Franklin Templeton Investments. Tito also served as Financial Reporting Manager at and in various fund accounting, legal and compliance positions for over 10 years at Franklin Templeton Investments. Tito began his investment career at Dreyfus Funds as a Fund Accountant. He received a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Queens College in New York and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP).

James E. Walter, CFA

Head of Investment Operations

James Walter is Head of Investment Operations at Matthews Asia. James joined the firm in 1996, and has built his investment career at Matthews Asia. James received a B.S. in Business Administration from John Carroll University.

John P. McGowan

Head of Fund Administration

John McGowan joined Matthews Asia in 2004 and is Head of Fund Administration. Prior to joining Matthews Asia, John served as Chief Operating Officer at Forward Funds and ReFlow LLC, a mutual fund liquidity solution provider. Previously, he was a Director of Client Services at PFPC Global Fund Services. John has more than 20 years of financial services experience including positions at M&T Bank, First Pacific Advisors Inc. and Boston Financial Data Services, Inc. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Mutual Fund Education Alliance. John received a B.A. in Marketing from Clarkson University.

Cheryl Fung

Head of Global Human Resources and Office Administration

Cheryl Fung is Head of Global Human Resources and Office Administration at Matthews Asia. She joined the firm in 2008, and is responsible for leading Matthews Asia’s HR efforts. Cheryl has more than 18 years of experience in the field of human resources, and most recently was the HR Director for CollabNet Inc., a Bay Area technology company. Prior to this, Cheryl spent five years as Vice President of Human Resources with Morgan Stanley’s Online and Individual Investor Group in San Francisco. She also spent four years as the Business and Administration Manager with the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs in Singapore. Cheryl speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.