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John C. van Eck, CFA, Founder

John C. van Eck, CFA 

John C. van Eck, CFA 

Founder, Van Eck Associates Corporation

Founder, Van Eck Securities Corporation

Founder, Van Eck Funds Corporation


  • A well-known pioneer of international and gold investments
  • Founded International Investors Incorporated in 1955 to provide a convenient investment vehicle for Americans to invest in foreign growth stocks
  • Concluding that worldwide inflation would lead to gold mines offering better growth prospects than industrial and financial investments, Mr. van Eck moved the bulk of the portfolio into gold-mining shares in 1968 in time to participate in the great gold bull market of the 1970s
  • MBA, Harvard University; BA, Williams College











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