Mirae Asset Global Investments Group (“Mirae Asset”) is the international asset management business within Mirae Asset Financial Group, and one of Asia’s largest independent financial services groups. Mirae Asset Financial Group was founded in 1997 in the wake of the Asian currency crisis, and is credited with creating the asset management industry within Korea. Today, Mirae Asset has a presence in Hong Kong (Global Headquarters), Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, India, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, China and Vietnam in addition to our home office in Korea. The global network allows our teams on the ground to efficiently capitalize on investment opportunities specific to each market in order to continually meet our clients’ evolving needs.
Mirae Asset is recognized as one of the largest investors in emerging market equities by AUM of fund managers surveyed. In fact, as of October 31, 2013, the investments in emerging markets equity exceeded USD 18.79 billion. Furthermore, the Mirae Asset's total AUM accumulated to USD 60.10 billion for the same period. The unique position that Mirae Asset enjoys as an emerging markets specialist combined with our strong, stable and independent heritage in Korea gives Mirae Asset the perspective, expertise and competitive advantage necessary to deliver an innovative and market specific platform of products to our clients globally, focusing on sustainability and transparency.
We have been establishing offices around the world, with a focus on the emerging markets. These offices allow us to take more timely and decisive action on investment opportunities as they arise. As our ambitious plans for further international expansion unfold, we anticipate serving new clients as we have always done, by building on principles.
Today, Mirae Asset has asset management operations in Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Korea, Taiwan, Canada and the United States, with ambitious plans for further international expansion. As these plans unfold, we anticipate serving new clients as we have always done, by building on principles. As of October 31, 2013, our group employs as many as 122 investment professionals around the globe, each dedicated to excellence in asset management.