Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Investment Teams

Van Eck Hard Assets Investment Team Photo

Van Eck is a recognized global hard assets specialist. We employ a fundamental, value-oriented approach within a strong risk-management culture. Hard assets investing is our core competency, and it is supported by a dedicated team of investment professionals that includes three formally trained geologists (Reynolds, Foster and Miller).

Michael F. Mazier
Michael F. Mazier
  • Joined Van Eck in 2007.
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income Strategist for Van Eck's Market Vectors fixed income exchange-traded funds; responsible for portfolio strategy, market analysis, quantitative analysis and other research.
  • Also serves as Portfolio Manager for the Van Eck CM Commodity Index Fund, and as an investment team member for the Van Eck Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund and the Van Eck VIP Multi Manager Alternatives Fund.
  • Experience prior to joining Van Eck: Morgan Stanley, Fixed Income Research Department, Bond Analyst; MSCI-Barra, developed fixed income indexes; Morgan Stanley IT Department, developed fixed income analytics; Merrill Lynch, Vice President, covered closed-end funds and recommended fixed income strategies; Citicorp Investment Services, Product Manager; General Electric, Electrical Engineer, designed hardware for military satellites.
  • Quoted in various media, including Business Week, The Bond Buyer, Barron's, Bloomberg News and Reuters.
  • MBA, Columbia Business School, 1990; MS, Computer Engineering, Villanova University, 1986; BS, Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1983.

Roland Morris
Roland Morris Jr.
  • Joined Van Eck in 2012.
  • Serves as managing director focused on macro strategies, commodities trading and client development for Van Eck's long-only strategies and alternative investments.
  • Earlier career experience includes thirty years in the financial services industry as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services; and client relationship management.
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont, 1980.

Charles T. Cameron
Charles T. Cameron
  • Joined Van Eck in 1995.
  • Oversees all trade execution for Van Eck and specializes in constructing macro analyses with respect to commodity markets; also investment team member of our flagship hard assets fund, Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund and Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund.
  • From 1989 to 1995, a trader in Eurobond and emerging market debt for Standard Chartered.
  • Prior to 1989, traded commodity and fixed income securities for various sell-side firms.
  • MBA, Finance, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 1993; BS, Finance, Boston College, 1982.

Gregory F. Krenzer, CFA
Gregory F. Krenzer, CFA
  • Joined Van Eck in 1994.
  • Serves as investment team member of Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund and Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund ; also serves as risk manager for Hard Assets Strategy; specializes in trade construction with experience in commodities, natural resource equities and global fixed income.
  • From 1993 to 1994, an investment researcher for high net worth group at Merrill Lynch.
  • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
  • BS (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance/Economics, Syracuse University, 1994.