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Matthews Asia Names New Chief Executive

Editorial Staff

15 June 2022

US-based investment house has named Cooper Abbott as chief executive, succeeding William Hackett who is retiring at the end of June, as previously announced.

Hackett will continue to serve as an advisor to Matthews Asia during this transition period, the firm said in a statement today. 

Abbott has more than 20 years’ senior investment management experience, having served in a variety of leadership roles.  Most recently, he served as president and chairman at Carillon Tower Advisors where he founded and built the global multi-boutique asset management company providing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class solutions to a range of institutional and retail investors.

The business has about $18.3 billion in assets under management (as of May 31, 2022).

Here is an article from the start of the year about the firm's views on India and investments. The business specializes in Asia investing and frequently comments on trends in the region.