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).

David A. Semple
David A. Semple
  • Joined Van Eck in 1998
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager of Emerging Markets Fund and Van Eck VIP Emerging Markets Fund; responsible for asset allocation and stock selection in global emerging markets
  • From 1996 to 1998, served as Sub-Advisory Co-Portfolio Manager of Van Eck VIP Emerging Markets Fund at Peregrine Asset Management  
  • From 1993 to 1998, a Regional Strategist at Peregrine Brokerage
  • Prior to 1993, Head of Emerging Markets at Murray Johnstone, a United Kingdom investment management company; also an investment manager specializing in Asian equity markets
  • Member of Association of Investment Management & Research since 1993       
  • Ranked among top Asia strategists by Institutional Investor, 1996  
  • Bachelor of Law with Honors, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1985; post-graduate work, 1985-1986

Angus Schillington
Angus Shillington
  • Joined Van Eck in 2009
  • Serves as Deputy Portfolio Manager of Emerging Markets Fund and Van Eck VIP Emerging Markets Fund, with a broad focus on global emerging market equity investment strategies
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, served as Head of International Equity for ABN AMRO, responsible for restructuring Asian and European equity cash and derivative distribution to North American institutions
  • Earlier career experience includes several senior roles in research sales, trading, sales trading and portfolio management with a focus on the Asian and European markets for BNP Paribas, UBS Securities and Hill Samuel/BLW in offices based in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Edinburgh
  • Holds FINRA Series 7, 9, 11, 24 and 63 licenses

David Feygenson
David Feygenson
  • Joined Van Eck in 2014
  • Serves as Senior Analyst on the emerging markets equity team primarily focusing on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia regions
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, served as Senior Analyst at Mirae Asset Global Investments (Mirae) focusing on company specific research in EMEA used across Mirae’s long-only strategies globally. In addition, served as Portfolio Manager on a country and two regional strategies (Russia, Eastern Europe and EMEA)
  • From 2008 to 2010, Research Associate at Wellington Management Co. Assisted in managing long-only emerging markets equity products focusing on retail, media, and food and beverage sectors in EMEA and Latin America
  • Fluent in Russian; proficient in Spanish
  • MS, Finance and Economics, with Merit, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2004; BS, Economics, Magna Cum Laude, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Patricia Gonzalez
Patricia Gonzalez
  • Joined Van Eck in 2014
  • Currently serves as Investment Analyst for the Emerging Markets Fund and Van Eck VIP Emerging Markets Fund with a specialized focus on the Latin America and Emerging Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, worked at Newgate Capital Management as a Financial Analyst specializing in Latin America and EMEA financial sectors; from 2004 to 2007 was a Financial Controller at Anystream Media Inc. (formerly Cauldron Solutions) and was actively involved in the mergers of Cauldron Solutions with Anystream Inc.; from 2002 to 2003 was employed by Scotia Bank as an Associate of Corporate Finance and from 1996 to 1998, worked as a Financial Analyst for Grupo BBV in Venezuela
  • MBA, Loyola University, 2000; BA, Economics, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela, 1995