Mirae Asset Global Investments Focuses on Helping Financial Advisors Navigate the Emerging Markets

Firm launches re-designed website to the US Market

May 6, 2014

New York

Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC ("Mirae Asset USA"), one of the world's largest investors in emerging market equities*, today announced the launch of their enhanced website focusing on financial advisors. http://investments.miraeasset.us/

The new website introduces a content-rich digital platform with tools and resources to help advisors navigate the emerging markets. The site features a wealth of information through articles, videos and proprietary thought leadership pieces, highlighting Mirae Asset's experience, expertise and heritage in the emerging markets, with special attention paid to the firm's Great Consumer® investment strategy. Additionally, the enhanced design contains dedicated pages for advisors to provide specific information, materials, capabilities and access.

One of the website's new features is the ability to directly connect advisors to wholesalers. Location- based technology provides easy access for advisors to contact their specific wholesaler directly through the website. Advisor specific information intended to nurture client relationships can easily be shared across social media channels within the website. Automatic registration for financial advisors help website users remember what content they have seen on previous visits. Advisors are also able to sign-up to receive updates weekly by email and remain connected to the emerging markets.

"Our new website was built from the ground up with detailed input from financial advisors and our sales team. I am optimistic that this will enhance our client relationships as we continue to be a source of education and thought leadership on investing in emerging markets, and strive to implement new technologies to deliver these important insights." said Peter Graham, CEO of Mirae Asset USA and President of the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds.

Mirae Asset USA manages over $4.4 billion in equity and fixed income assets, and Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., the parent company, manages approximately $58 billion globally (as of 03/31/14) and is one of the world's largest investment managers in emerging market equities.* 

Mirae Asset's Great Consumer® funds seek to achieve long-term capital growth based on the unique investment opportunities presented by consumption patterns in the emerging markets. Since 2009, Mirae Asset has carefully examined the emerging market consumption phenomenon. Mirae Asset estimates that the number of middle class consumers in emerging markets will reach 1.98 billion by 2020; this is compared to 77 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. – a generation widely acknowledged to have had a profound and lasting impact on both economic output and domestic consumption. In October 2012, Mirae Asset USA registered "Great Consumer®" as a trademark and, in March of 2014, the Great Consumer focused portal was launched, providing in-depth information on six highlighted sectors http://were-here.miraeasset.us/.

The firm's Great Consumer® funds are now available through most major wire house firms, independent broker dealers and registered independent advisors.

*Source: Investment & Pensions Europe, January 2014 

Investment Considerations – There can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful. All investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. 

Emerging Markets Risk – The risks of foreign investments are typically greater in less developed countries, which are sometimes referred to as emerging markets. For example, political and economic structures in these countries may be changing rapidly, which can cause instability and greater risk of loss. These countries are also more likely to experience higher levels of inflation, deflation or currency devaluation, which could hurt their economies and securities markets. For these and other reasons, investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative. Similarly, investors are also subject to foreign securities risks including, but not limited to, the fact that foreign investments may be subject to different and in some circumstances less stringent regulatory and disclosure standards than U.S. investments 

This press release is neither a solicitation to buy nor an offer to sell securities. An offering can only be made by prospectus, which can be obtained from Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC. 

An investor should consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other important information about the investment company can be found in the Fund's prospectus. To obtain a prospectus, please contact your financial advisor or call (888) 335-3412. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. 

Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC is the investment adviser for the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds. 

The Mirae Asset Discovery Funds are distributed by Funds Distributor, LLC. 

About Mirae Asset Global Investments 
Mirae Asset Global Investments is one of the world's largest investment managers in emerging market equities (Investments & Pensions Europe, January 2014). With over 550 employees, including 123 dedicated investment professionals, Mirae Asset offers a breadth of emerging markets expertise. Mirae Asset's offices are located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Taiwan, the U.K., the United States and Vietnam. The firm manages over $56 billion in assets globally through a diversified platform to offer market-leading franchises in traditional equity and fixed income products, ETFs and alternative strategies, such as real estate, private equity and hedge funds. Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC is focused on providing equity and fixed income investment advisory services to mutual funds, foreign investment trusts and institutions. (www.miraeasset.com)



John McInerney
Makovsky + Company 
(212) 508-9628