Mirae Asset Global Investments Grows Equity Analyst Team in U.S.


Four new analyst join expanding asset manager 

 

NEW YORKSept. 8, 2015 -- Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC ("Mirae Asset USA"), one of the world's largest investors in emerging market equities*, today announced the hiring of four analysts to expand its global equity research team in the United States. 

The new investment analysts are based in New York and report to Jose Gerardo Morales, Chief Investment Officer. They are responsible for providing research and analysis in support of Mirae Asset USA's mutual funds and international sub-advisory portfolios. The additions bring the total number of equity investment professionals with Mirae Asset USA to eight.

The additions to the investment team include:

Tatiana Feldman is a senior investment analyst focusing on global emerging markets ex-Asia. Prior to joining Mirae Asset USA, Mrs. Feldman served as an investment analyst with INCA Investments, an equity research analyst at Brasil Plural and a senior analyst at Morgan Stanley covering Latin America. Mrs. Feldman holds a bachelor of journalism and mass communications degree from New York University.

SungWon Song, Ph.D. is an investment analyst focusing on the global healthcare sector. Prior to joining Mirae Asset USA, Dr. Song worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he served as a postdoctoral research fellow, and The Ohio State University, where he worked as a Graduate Research Associate. Dr. Song holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology from The Ohio State University, a master's in biotechnology of biological sciences from Columbia University and a bachelor of biotechnology and genetic engineering from Korea University.

Malcolm Dorson is an investment analyst focusing on global emerging markets ex-Asia. Prior to joining Mirae Asset USA, Mr. Dorson worked as an investment analyst at Ashmore Group covering Latin America and at Citigroup, as an assistant vice president focusing on asset management for ultra-high net worth clients. Mr. Dorson holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, an M.A. in international studies from the Lauder Institute and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Dolacky is an investment analyst focusing on the global healthcare sector. Prior to joining Mirae Asset USA, Mr. Dolacky was an investment analyst with Senzar Asset Management and a fixed income analyst at Nomura Securities. Mr. Dolacky holds a bachelor of economics degree from Tufts University.

"We are committed to growing our investment infrastructure in the U.S. and building upon Mirae Asset's reputation as a leading source of global investment expertise," said Peter Graham, CEO of Mirae Asset USA. "Each of these new analysts brings a wealth of experience, diverse expertise and deep understanding of the markets or sectors they cover."  

Mr. Morales added, "I am excited to welcome this group of analysts to the Mirae Asset USA team. Hiring individuals of this caliber gives us the ability to provide value to our investors through our unique combination of on-the-ground emerging markets expertise and global, developed markets talent."

Mirae Asset applies an extensive bottom-up fundamental approach to construct high-conviction, concentrated portfolios that invest in quality companies tied to long-term, secular investment themes. Mirae Asset USA manages over $5.3 billion (as of 6/30/15) in global equity, emerging market equity and global fixed income assets.

About Mirae Asset Global Investments
Mirae Asset Global Investments is one of the world's largest investment managers in emerging market equities*.  With over 600 employees globally, of which 123 are dedicated investment professionals, Mirae Asset offers a breadth of emerging markets expertise from its offices in AustraliaBrazilCanadaChinaColombiaHong KongIndia, Korea, Taiwan, the U.K., the U.S., and Vietnam. The firm manages over $75 billion in assets globally, of which more than $16 billion is invested in emerging market equities (as of 6/30/15).  miraeasset.us/press

Risk: There can be no guarantee that any strategy (risk management or otherwise) will be successful. All investing involves risk, including 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, legal, 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.

Equity Risk - equity investments are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investment including investments in high grade fixed income securities.

Geographic Concentration Risk  - A small number of companies and industries may represent a large portion of the market in a particular country or region, and these companies and industries can be sensitive to adverse social, political, economic or regulatory developments in that country or region.

Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC is the investment advisor for the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds.  The Mirae Asset Discovery Funds are distributed by Funds Distributor, 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, contact your financial advisor or call (888) 335-3417.  Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. 

SOURCE Mirae Asset Global Investments

Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC is the investment advisor for the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds.  The Mirae Asset Discovery Funds are distributed by Funds Distributor, LLC.

 

*Source: Investment & Pensions Europe, January 2014

 

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About Mirae Asset Global Investments
Mirae Asset Global Investments is one of the world’s largest investment managers in emerging market equities*.  With over 600 employees, of which 123 are dedicated investment professionals, Mirae Asset offers a breadth of emerging markets expertise from its offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Taiwan, the U.K., the U.S., and Vietnam. The firm manages over $75 billion in assets globally, of which more than $16 billion is invested in emerging market equities (as of 6/30/15).  www.miraeasset.us/press

 

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