Mirae Asset Global Investments (USA) has added three hires to its sales and distribution team.

Efrain “Ed” Fernandez will cover wholesaling efforts in the New York/Connecticut region, while Antonio Lopez will cover Florida and the Southeast region. Fernandez hails from Prudential Investments where he served as a regional wholesaler. Lopez joins Mirae Asset USA from MainStay Investments/New York Life where he served as sales consultant.

These two additions will bring Mirae Asset USA’s wholesaling team to four, as well as expand its active client coverage beyond the Northeast where the firm’s U.S. headquarters is located, according to the firm.

In addition, Monique France joins as a Client Portfolio Manager and will work closely with the firm’s investment teams and sales team to explain and position Mirae Asset’s investment strategies to financial advisors and fund analysts. France hails from Morgan Stanley & Co, where she served as executive director, Asian Research Sales in the firm’s Institutional Equity Division, based in New York.

The three new hires will report to Robert Mulligan, president and Head of Sales and Distribution.

“As we respond to investor interest and gear up for our funds’ three-year anniversary, we have now expanded our wholesaling coverage beyond the Northeast,” stated Mulligan. “This expansion will continue, as we are now looking for an additional wholesaler to cover the Ohio and Michigan region.”

Mirae Asset USA manages over $5.0 billion in equity and fixed income assets. Its mutual fund product line-up consists of a suite of six funds under the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds banner and were the firm’s first registered products offered to U.S investors.

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