The Rise of the Great Consumer®

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 4.1 billion by 2030, presenting a truly significant investment opportunity. At Mirae Asset Global Investments, we respond to this opportunity with the Great Consumer® investment strategy.

For a list of the top ten holdings of the Emerging Markets Great Consumer Fund as of the most recent quarter-end click here. Holdings are subject to change at any time.

The views and information discussed in this brochure are subject to change and may not reflect the current views of the writer(s). The views expressed represent an assessment of market conditions at a specific point in time, are opinions only and should not be relied upon as investment advice regarding a particular investment or markets in general. Such information does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell specific securities or investment vehicles. It should not be assumed that any investment will be profitable or will equal the performance of the portfolios or any securities or any sectors mentioned herein. The subject matter contained herein has been derived from several sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of compilation.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


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.