Peter Graham Appointed President of the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds
October 31, 2011
Emerging markets expert Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) LLC ("Mirae Asset") announced today that Peter Graham has been appointed President of the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds by the Board of Trustees. Mr. Graham will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the mutual fund organization as well as the evaluation of progress towards organizational objectives and priorities. The appointment comes after Mirae Asset's recent appointment of Joon Kwun as President and CEO of the investment management firm, and builds on his objective of further expansion of the firm's capabilities for delivering emerging market-focused investment strategies to retail and institutional investors in the U.S.
The Mirae Asset Discovery Funds, the first registered products offered by the firm to U.S. investors, launched in September 2010 with a lineup of six emerging market equity strategies. The funds have just celebrated their first anniversary with nearly $70 million in assets under management. They are available to U.S. investors via a steadily expanding roster of major retail and institutional platforms, including Pershing, UBS, and Commonwealth, among others.
Peter Graham is currently the Head of Product Development & Marketing at Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA). Prior to joining Mirae Asset, he was the Head of Product Development & Management (US) at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mr. Graham was previously Global Head of Hedge Fund Strategic Marketing at Deutsche Asset Management. Before that, he spent numerous years in mutual funds product development including as Director, US Mutual Fund Product Development & management at Deutsche Asset Management and Bankers Trust Company.
Mr. Graham received a Master's of Management in Finance, Marketing, Strategy and International Business at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
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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