Investment Teams

Van Eck Hard Assets Investment Team Photo
Van Eck Global is a recognized hard assets specialist, and the hard assets team employs 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
  • Portfolio Manager for 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; AB, History, Princeton University

James T. Colby III
James T. Colby III
  • Portfolio Manager for Municipal Bond ETFs 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

Eric Isenberg
Eric Isenberg
  • Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Investment Management Team member since 2016
  • Prior to joining Van Eck Global, served as Americas Head of Index Products at Credit Suisse, responsible for the development and publication of benchmark and systematic investment strategies across asset classes
  • Earlier career experience at Credit Suisse included positions as Head of Fixed Income Index Products and Head of Bond Indices
  • BS in Computer Science and Economics from Binghamton 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