Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Investment Teams

Jan F. van Eck
Jan F. van Eck
  • Joined Van Eck in 1992
  • Heads alternative, international and institutional businesses for Van Eck
  • Also heads Van Eck's Market Vectors ETF business, which was launched in 2006
  • Has created a variety of international, emerging markets, and commodity-related investment strategies in mutual fund, ETF, and alternative investment formats
  • Serves as Co-Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee Co-Chair for Van Eck's multi-manager alternatives strategies
  • From 1994 to 1998, established a fund management joint venture with Shenyin Wanguo Securities, one of the largest securities firms in China
  • Director, National Committee on US-China Relations, 2011. Registered with National Futures Association and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • 2013 Finalist for Fund Leader of the Year, Institutional Investor's Mutual Fund Industry Awards
  • JD, Stanford University, 1991; BA (Phi Beta Kappa), Economics, Williams College, 1985

Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips
  • Joined Van Eck in 2006
  • Chief Operating Officer for Market Vectors ETFs
  • Previously Director of Strategic Business and Capital Markets Relationships for all Market Vectors Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • Earlier career experience includes Founder and Managing Member of LB Trading, LLC, a proprietary ETF trading firm on the American Stock Exchange; and Junior General Partner and Management Committee Member at Orbit II Partners, L.P., a proprietary trading firm specializing in equity options, index options and ETF market making
  • Member of American Stock Exchange; Amex Floor Official
  • BA, Economics and American Civilization, Lafayette College, 1992

Katie Waltemyer
Katie Waltemyer
  • Joined Van Eck in 2012
  • Responsible for the ETF Capital Markets relationships for the Market Vectors ETF business
  • Earlier career experience includes Product Specialist within the iShares Capital Markets Group and Relationship Manager for key broker dealer accounts at Blackrock/iShares
  • BS, Business Administration and Economics, Saint Mary’s College of California

Fran Rodilosso
Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA
  • Joined Van Eck in 2012
  • Serves as Senior Investment Officer for Van Eck’s Market Vectors® fixed-income exchange-traded funds and Portfolio Manager for the Market Vectors taxable fixed income ETFs
  • Responsible for portfolio strategy, credit and market analysis
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, served as Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group where he launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business
  • Previously held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital, where he focused on corporate high-yield and distressed situations, with an emphasis on emerging markets; also held senior fixed-income trading positions at Credit Lyonnais and HSBC
  • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1993; BA, History, Princeton University, 1990

James T. Colby III
James T. Colby III
  • Joined Van Eck in 2007
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager and Senior Municipal Strategist; responsible for Van Eck’s Market Vectors non-taxable exchange-traded funds, including market strategy and security analysis
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, 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
  • Featured speaker at various industry conference roundtables; has made appearances on and/or been quoted by various media, including CNBC, Bloomberg and Daily Bond Buyer
  • Member of National Municipal Buyers Conference (Chairman, 1996), Municipal Forum of New York and Boston Fixed Income Management Society
  • MBA, Finance, Hofstra University, 1979; BA, Economics and International Relations, Brown University, 1972

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 taxable and non-taxable exchange-traded funds; responsible for portfolio strategy, market analysis, quantitative analysis and other research.
  • Also serves as an Investment Committee member for Van Eck's multi-manager alternatives strategies
  • 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

Daniel Cho
Daniel Cho
  • Joined Van Eck in 2012
  • Serves as Analyst for the Market Vectors® exchange-traded funds (ETFs); responsible for fixed-income research and assists in the portfolio management of ETF portfolios
  • Has conducted and supervised extensive research in the intraday pricing and trading of certain over-the-counter fixed-income securities
  • Previously served as a Portfolio Administrator for firm's alternative investment funds from 2012 to 2013
  • MS, Finance, University of Rochester, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, 2012; BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, 2005