INVESTING IN TODAY’S EMERGING MARKETS
The Baby Boom: The 20th century American phenomenon
The U.S. Baby Boom had a profound economic impact that helped propel the United States to become the world's largest economy. In total, 77 million Baby Boomers significantly expanded of the U.S. middle class, bringing with it changes in spending and increased consumption activity. Companies that successfully provided goods and services to the Baby Boomers had an opportunity to grow revenues and expand their reach in the marketplace.
The Emerging Market Middle Class Boom: The 21st century global phenomenon
A similar socioeconomic trend is occurring today, but on a much larger, global scale. Like the Baby Boom, today's emerging markets are experiencing swift middle-class population increases and rising consumption trends. The number of middle-class consumers stemming from these economies is anticipated to reach 2.3 billion by 2020, presenting a truly significant investment opportunity. At Mirae Asset Global Investments, we respond to this opportunity with the Great Consumer® investment strategy.
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 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.