Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Emerging Markets FundGBFAX

  • Daily Price   as of 10/22/2014

    NAV DAILY CHANGE
    $14.49  $-0.06 / -0.4%
  • Class A Details: GBFAX

    INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
    12/20/93 1.63%/1.60%
  • Emerging Markets Equity

    Van Eck's emerging markets investment team seeks secular growth trends, such as domestic consumption, that contribute materially to the economic health of the emerging markets. The strategy often results in a portfolio of small- and mid-cap stocks. David Semple, a veteran of emerging markets investing, is the Fund's portfolio manager, and he is supported by Angus Shillington, David Feygenson, and Patricia Gonzalez. 

    • David A. Semple

      David A. Semple, Portfolio Manager

      • 24 Years of Industry Experience
      • 16 Years at Van Eck Global (1998)
      • Bachelor of Law with Honors, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1985
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    • Angus Schillington

      Angus Shillington, Deputy Portfolio Manager

      • 21 Years of Industry Experience
      • 5 Years at Van Eck Global (2009)
      • Former Head of International Equity for ABN AMRO
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    • David Feygenson

      David Feygenson, Senior Analyst

      • 10 Years of Industry Experience
      • 1 Year at Van Eck Global (2014)
      • 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
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    • Patricia Gonzalez

      Patricia Gonzalez, Analyst

      • 6 Years of Industry Experience
      • 1 Year at Van Eck Global (2014)
      • MBA, Loyola University, 2000
      • BA, Economics, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela, 1995
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  • Important Disclosure 

    Unless otherwise stated, portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares; other classes may have different characteristics. 

    NAV: Unless you are eligible for a waiver, the public offering price you pay when you buy Class A shares of the Fund is the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the shares plus an initial sales charge. The initial sales charge varies depending upon the size of your purchase.  No sales charge is imposed where Class A or Class C shares are issued to you pursuant to the automatic investment of income dividends or capital gains distributions. It is the responsibility of the financial intermediary to ensure that the investor obtains the proper “breakpoint” discount. Class C, Class I and Class Y do not have an initial sales charge; however, Class C does charge a contingent deferred redemption charge.  See the prospectus and summary prospectus for more information.

    1Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) has agreed to waive fees and/or pay Fund expenses to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, dividends and interest payments on securities sold short, taxes and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 1.60% for Class A, 2.50% for Class C, 1.00% for Class I, and 1.10% for Class Y of the Fund’s average daily net assets per year until May 1, 2015. During such time, the expense limitation is expected to continue until the Board of Trustees acts to discontinue all or a portion of such expense limitation.

    2The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index, calculated with dividends reinvested, captures 60% of the publicly traded equities in each industry for approximately 21 emerging markets. The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Small Cap Index, calculated with dividends reinvested, targets companies that are not in the standard emerging markets index.

    The views and opinions expressed are those of Van Eck Global. Fund manager commentaries are general in nature and should not be construed as investment advice. Opinions are subject to change with market conditions. Any discussion of specific securities mentioned in the commentaries is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy these securities. Fund holdings will vary.

    You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. The Fund is subject to the risks associated with its investments in emerging markets securities, which tend to be more volatile and less liquid than securities traded in developed countries. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities involve risks related to adverse political and economic developments unique to a country or a region, currency fluctuations or controls, and the possibility of arbitrary action by foreign governments, including the takeover of property without adequate compensation or imposition of prohibitive taxation. The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in debt securities, derivatives, commodity-linked instruments, illiquid securities, asset-backed securities, CMOs and small or mid-cap companies. The Fund is also subject to inflation risk, short-sales risk, market risk, non-diversification risk and leverage risk. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus for information on these and other risk considerations.

    Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information.  Please read them carefully before investing. 

    Not FDIC Insured — No Bank Guarantee — May Lose Value 

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