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).

Fran Rodilosso
Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA
  • Senior Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for Market Vectors® Fixed Income ETFs
  • Oversees the Fixed Income ETF team; responsible for portfolio strategies, as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets
  • Investment Management Team member since 2012
  • Prior to joining Van Eck Global, Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group; launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business
  • Previously held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital; focused on corporate high-yield and distressed bonds with an emphasis on emerging markets
  • Earlier career experience includes senior fixed income trading positions at Credit Lyonnais and HSBC
  • Quoted in Financial Times, Barron's, and ETF Trends, among others
  • CFA charterholder; member of New York Society of Security Analysts
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; BA, History, Princeton University

James T. Colby III
James T. Colby III
  • Portfolio Manager for Market Vectors® non-taxable Fixed Income ETFs
  • Senior Municipal Strategist responsible for portfolio strategy and security analysis; specializes in U.S. municipal bond markets
  • Investment Management Team Member since 2007
  • Prior to joining Van Eck Global, held several senior municipal fixed income positions including director and senior portfolio manager for High Yield Municipal Fixed Income at Lord Abbett; director and senior portfolio manager for Municipal Fixed Income at John Hancock Funds; director for fixed income management at Old Harbor Capital; and co-manager/senior portfolio manager for municipal funds at Evergreen Asset Management
  • Media appearances include CNBC and Bloomberg Radio; quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney, Bloomberg News, Reuters, TheStreet, ETF Trends, Investor's Business Daily, and The Bond Buyer, among others
  • Member of National Municipal Buyers Conference (Chairman, 1996), Municipal Forum of New York, Boston Fixed Income Management Society, and The Economics Club of New York
  • MBA, Finance, Hofstra University; BA, Economics and International Relations, Brown University

Daniel Cho
Daniel Cho
  • Analyst for Market Vectors® Fixed Income ETFs
  • Assists with research and index replication and sampling strategies; responsible for trade execution for Fixed Income ETF portfolios
  • Investment Management Team member since 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for Van Eck Global's alternative investment funds; conducted extensive research in intraday pricing and trading of over-the-counter fixed-income securities
  • MS, Finance, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester; BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University