The Taiwan Fund, Inc. Announces New Investment Manager

Jan 22, 2010, 13:44 ET from The Taiwan Fund, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --The Taiwan Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") announces the selection by the Fund's Board of Directors of Martin Currie, Inc. as the Fund's new investment manager. The appointment of Martin Currie, Inc. as investment manager is subject to, and would commence following, approval of an investment advisory contract with Martin Currie, Inc. by the Fund's stockholders at the 2010 Annual Meeting to be held on April 26, 2010.  If the proposed investment advisory contract between the Fund and Martin Currie, Inc. is approved, the Fund will pay advisory fees to Martin Currie, Inc. at the annual rate of 0.90% on the first $150 million in total net assets under management, 0.80% on the next $150 million in total net assets under management and 0.70% on total net assets under management over $300 million. The advisory fees will not be subject to a performance adjustment.

About Martin Currie, Inc.

Martin Currie, Inc. is an independent investment management business based in Edinburgh, Scotland and manages $19.1 billion (as of December 31, 2009) in specialist active equity portfolios for clients in Europe, North America and Asia. For additional information on Martin Currie, Inc. visit its website at

About The Taiwan Fund, Inc.

The Fund is a closed-end management investment company seeking long-term capital appreciation primarily through investment in the equity securities listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The Fund is traded on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol "TWN". For additional information on the Fund, including information on the Fund's holdings, please call 1-800-636-9242, or visit the Fund's website at


Monique Labbe

State Street Bank and Trust Co.


SOURCE The Taiwan Fund, Inc.