Mirae Asset Global Investments Names Three Senior Executives in the U.S.

Peter P. Graham Appointed CEO
Robert P. Mulligan Appointed President
Robert E. Shea Appointed COO

Emerging Markets Expert Names Three Veterans of its U.S. Business to Key New Roles

March 5, 2013

New York

Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. ("MAGI") today announced that three veterans of its U.S. business have been elevated to new roles in a strategic move to build on the firm's sales and marketing momentum. Effective immediately, Peter P. Graham is Chief Executive Officer, Robert P. Mulligan is President, and Robert E. Shea is Chief Operating Officer of Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC ("Mirae Asset USA"), the South Korean-based firm's U.S. subsidiary. Mirae Asset USA manages over $4.6 billion in equity and fixed income assets. Graham and Mulligan assume the positions previously held by Joon Kwun, who is relocating to Seoul to assume a senior management position leading the firm's business development initiatives across Asia.

"We are delighted to announce these key strategic appointments to our U.S. and Asian businesses," said Taeyong Lee, President of the Global Business Unit of MAGI. "With the track record of success these professionals have demonstrated in developing our U.S. business, we're confident that our momentum will continue to bring Mirae Asset's emerging market investment expertise to investors in the U.S. and abroad."

The three U.S. appointments come as Mirae Asset USA further expands its capability for delivering emerging market equity and fixed income strategies to financial intermediaries and institutional investors in the U.S. Mirae Asset USA's mutual fund product line-up consists of a suite of six funds under the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds banner. The firm's original series of emerging market equity funds was launched in September 2010 and is approaching its three-year anniversary. These funds were followed by a global equity and a global bond fund, each emerging market-oriented, in early 2012. MAGI manages over $58 billion globally with these six funds being the first registered products offered to U.S. investors. They are now carried on most major fund platforms, including advisor platforms such as Morgan Stanley, UBS, Raymond James and LPL Financial, and RIA platforms such as Fidelity, Schwab, Pershing and TD Ameritrade, among others.

In addition to his new position as Chief Executive Officer of Mirae Asset USA, Graham retains his role as President of the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds and continues as Head of Marketing and Product Development. First recruited to MAGI's U.S. business in 2009, he spearheaded the firm's entry into the U.S. mutual fund market and built out its U.S. product line and marketing initiatives.

In addition to his new position as President of Mirae Asset USA, Mulligan retains his role as Head of Sales and Distribution, leading the firm's U.S. retail and institutional efforts. He was recruited by Mirae Asset USA in 2010 as Head of Strategic Relationships to develop the firm's retail distribution network. He was named Head of Retail Sales and Distribution in early 2012 and assumed the role of Head of Sales and Distribution later last year.

As part of these executive changes, Shea takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer of Mirae Asset USA. He joined Mirae Asset USA in 2009 as Head of Finance and Operations, with responsibilities overseeing the firm's U.S. office and business infrastructures.

Mirae Asset USA's investment team has 11 equity and fixed income professionals and is supported by MAGI professionals throughout the firm's global network. José G. Morales remains Chief Investment Officer of Mirae Asset USA.

Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging Market investing may be subject to additional economic, political, liquidity, and currency risks not associated with more developed countries. All investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal.

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 USA.

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 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)

 

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