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Emerging Markets Great Consumer Fund

MECGX

As of 10/31/2018 As of 09/30/2018
1 month
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SI*
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at NAV -6.95 -17.73 2.05 -6.73 -1.89 10.00 2.58 5.77 3.01
at Max Load -12.30 -22.46 1.30 -13.44 -7.53 7.85 1.37 4.88 2.24
MSCI Emerging Markets NR Index -8.71 -15.72 0.09 1.07 0.06 12.87 3.36 4.85 1.26

*SI = Since Inception
Inception Dates: (Class I) 9/24/2010, (Class A & C) 11/04/2010

Past performance does not guarantee future results. The performance data quoted represent past performance and current returns may be lower or higher. Share prices and investment returns fluctuate and an investor's shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. For periods more than one year, performance is annualized. For performance data as of the most recent month-end please call (888) 335-3417.

The Fund performance may not be indicative of the Fund's long-term potential. The Fund's returns will fluctuate over long- and short-term periods. "NAV" is the Fund's Net Asset Value per share and has not been adjusted to reflect any applicable sales charge. Maximum sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price (applies to Class A shares only): 5.75%. Maximum deferred sales charge (load) for redemptions within one year of purchase (applies to Class C shares and may apply to certain redemptions of Class A shares): 1.00%.

Mirae Asset Global Investments has contractually agreed at least through August 31, 2019 to limit the fund's expense ratio as described in the prospectus, at which time this arrangement may be terminated, extended or modified.

The strategy behind the Fund

If you consider the economic impact that 77 million2 Baby Boomers had on the U.S. economy, imagine the impact 2.3 billion3 middle-class consumers will have on emerging market economies. Emerging Market Great Consumer Fund attempts to capitalize on the opportunities created by this growing middle class.

What makes this Fund unique?

  • Insight—Our origins and presence in the emerging markets give us a unique perspective that helps us identify opportunities others may overlook
  • Diligence—Our fundamental analysis includes face-to-face meetings with company management, often in their own language
  • Exposure—We maintain exposure to emerging market currencies in order to capitalize on their return potential 
  • Conviction—We build concentrated portfolios of our best ideas
  • Opportunity—To fully capture consumption growth, we look at traditional consumer sectors and beyond

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As of 10/31/2018

Portfolio Composition

Holdings (Top Ten)
portfolio
weightinG (%)
Country
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR 6.7 China
Tencent Holdings Ltd. 6.6 China
HDFC Bank Limited 3.9 India
TAL Education Group Sponsored ADR Class A 3.6 China
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. Class H 3.4 China
Hindustan Unilever Limited 3.1 India
Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd. Class A 3.0 China
Shanghai International Airport Co., Ltd. Class A 2.9 China
China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. Class H 2.8 China
Britannia Industries Ltd 2.7 India

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Country Allocation (Top Ten)
Fund
(%)
Benchmark
(%)
Difference
(%)
China 38.6 30.0 8.5
India 16.0 8.7 7.4
Brazil 9.8 8.0 1.8
South Africa 5.4 5.9 -0.5
Indonesia 5.1 2.1 3.0
Russia 5.0 3.9 1.1
Mexico 3.2 2.9 0.4
Hong Kong 3.0 0.0 3.0
Vietnam 1.9 0.0 1.9
Taiwan 1.8 11.8 -10.1
Other
(Includes Cash)
10.1 26.7 -16.5

We are in and of these markets.

Currency Allocation (Top Ten)
Fund
(%)
Benchmark
(%)
Difference
(%)
U.S. (Dollar) 20.8 8.1 12.7
Hong Kong (Dollar) 16.5 22.2 -5.7
India (Rupee) 16.0 8.7 7.4
China (Renminbi) 10.6 0.7 9.8
Brazil (Real) 9.8 8.0 1.8
South Africa (Rand) 5.4 5.9 -0.5
Indonesia (Rupiah) 5.1 2.1 3.0
Mexico (Peso) 3.2 2.9 0.4
United Kingdom (Pound) 2.2 0.0 2.2
Vietnam (Dong) 1.9 0.0 1.9
Other
(Includes Cash)
8.5 41.4 -32.9

We don't hedge emerging currencies.

Sector Allocation
Fund
(%)
Benchmark
(%)
Difference
(%)
Consumer Discretionary 27.0 10.2 16.8
Financials 22.2 24.5 -2.2
Consumer Staples 18.6 6.5 12.1
Communication Services 12.8 13.4 -0.6
Health Care 7.5 2.9 4.7
Industrials 5.0 5.4 -0.5
Materials 2.8 7.8 -5.0
Information Technology 2.4 15.1 -12.7
Energy 1.3 8.7 -7.4
Real Estate 0.0 2.8 -2.8
Utilities 0.0 2.6 -2.6
Cash 0.3 0.0 0.3

We don't mirror the benchmark.

Market Cap Exposure
Market Cap Market Cap Exposure (%)
More than $5 billion 55.2
$1 billion to $5 billion 27.8
Less than $1 billion 16.7
Cash 0.3

Opportunities are not one size fits all.

Important Information

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2 U.S. Census Bureau.

3 The Brookings Institution, “The Unprecedented Expansion of the Global Middle Class”, 2017.

The portfolio holdings and allocations will change and the information provided should not be considered as a recommendation to purchase or sell a particular security. There is no assurance that the securities mentioned remain in the Fund's portfolio or that securities sold have not been repurchased. Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

The MSCI Emerging Markets NR Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets..

An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

For shares of those Funds that have been in existence for less than one year, cumulative performance is utilized.

Risk Factors

Equity Securities (stocks) are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investments, including investments in high-grade fixed income securities. The net asset value per share of this Fund will fluctuate as the value of the securities in the portfolio changes.

Emerging Market investing may be subject to additional economic, political, liquidity, and currency risks not associated with more developed countries.

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.

As of 10/31/2018

FUND FACTS

  • TickerMECGX
  • CUSIP 60462F846
  • Inception Date11/04/2010
  • Number of Holdings54
  • Fund Assets (mm)$246.1 M
  • Net Expense Ratio*1.40%
  • Gross Expense Ratio*1.72%
  • Asset ClassEquity
As of 10/31/2018

Morningstar Rating1

Category: Diversified Emerging Markets

Overall3 stars out of 710 funds.
3 year3 stars out of 710 funds.
5 year3 stars out of 511 funds.