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Potential New Emerging Markets on the Block

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Potential New Emerging Markets on the Block: Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Romania

As an active manager focused on the emerging markets (EM), Mirae Asset not only looks at the current EM universe, but also at leading economies within the frontier index with forthcoming prospects for inclusion into the EM benchmarks. Various countries are currently under consideration for EM inclusion and we see strong opportunities for Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Romania.

Investment Considerations — There can be no guarantee that any strategy (risk management or otherwise) will be successful. All investing involves risk, including the potential of 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 country 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.

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