Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Global Hard Assets FundGHAIX

  • Daily Price   as of 10/01/2014

    NAV DAILY CHANGE
    $49.72  $-0.96 / -1.9%
  • Class I Details: GHAIX

    INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
    5/01/06 1.03%/1.00%
  • Hard Assets

    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).

    • Charles T. Cameron

      Charles T. Cameron, 联席投资组合经理

      Focus: 投资组合构建和交易
      • 30 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 17 年(自 1995 年)
      • 1993 年取得纽约大学斯特恩商学院 (NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business) 金融学工商管理硕士学位
      • 1982 年取得波士顿学院 (Boston College) 金融学理学士学位
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    • Shawn Reynolds

      Shawn Reynolds, 联席投资组合经理

      Focus: 公司分析和能源
      • 25 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 7 年(自 2005 年)
      • 勘探地质学家
      • 1987 年取得德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校 (University of Texas, Austin) 石油地质学硕士学位
      • 1985 年取得康奈尔大学 (Cornell University) 工程学理学学士学位
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    • Joe Foster(2010 年)

      Joseph M. Foster, 高级分析师

      Focus: 贵金属
      • 29 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 16 年(自 1996 年)
      • 勘探地质学家
      • 1988 年麦基矿业大学 (Mackey School of Mines) 地质学理学硕士
      • 1982 年取得田纳西理工大学 (Tennessee Technological University) 地质学理学学士学位
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    • Imaru Casanova

      Imaru Casanova, 高级分析师

      Focus: 贵金属
      • 14 年的行业经验
      • 1 年 Van Eck Global 工作经验 (2011)
      • 1998 年凯斯西储大学机械工程师理学硕士
      • 1997 年凯斯西储大学,以优异成绩毕业获得机械工程师理学士学位
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    • Samuel R. Halpert

      Samuel R. Halpert, 高级分析师

      Focus: 农业、煤炭、钢铁、油轮、木材
      • 19 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 12 年(自 2000 年)
      • 1993 取得哈佛大学英国文学学士学位
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    • Geoffrey R. King,注册金融分析师

      Geoffrey R. King,注册金融分析师, 高级分析师

      Focus: 能源
      • 9 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 5 年(自 2007 年)
      • 2003 年取得戴维森学院 (Davidson College) 历史和经济学文学学士学位
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    • Gregory F. Krenzer,注册金融分析师

      Gregory F. Krenzer,注册金融分析师, 高级操盘手

      Focus: 风险管理和交易
      • 18 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 18 年(自 1994 年)
      • 1994 年取得雪城大学 (Syracuse University) 金融学/经济学理学士学位
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    • Charl P. de M. Malan

      Charl P. de M.  Malan, 高级分析师

      Focus: 基本金属及工业金属
      • 17 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 9 年(自 2003 年)
      • 1999 年取得南非斯坦林布什大学 (University of Stellenbosch) 工商管理学硕士学位
      • 1997 年取得南非斯坦林布什大学 (University of Stellenbosch) 工商管理荣誉学士学位
      • 1992 年取得南非比勒陀利亚大学 (University of Pretoria) 文学院文学士学位
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    • Mark Miller

      Mark A. Miller, 分析师

      Focus: 能源
      • 28 年的行业经验
      • 6 年 Van Eck Global 工作经验 (2007)
      • 岩石物理学家
      • 1987 年丹佛大学金融学 MBA
      • 1987 年丹佛大学国际研究文学硕士
      • 1974 年伦斯勒理工地质学理学士
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    • Edward W. Mitby,注册金融分析师

      Edward W. Mitby,注册金融分析师, 高级分析师

      Focus: 替代能源和基础设施
      • 11 年行业经验
      • 加入 Van Eck Global 4 年(自 2008 年)
      • 2001 年取得斯坦福大学工程学院 (Stanford School of Engineering) 经济制度与运筹工程学理学硕士学位
      • 1999 年取得哥伦比亚大学工程学院 (Columbia University School of Engineering) 工业工程和运筹学系金融工程理学硕士学位
      • 1991 年取得哈佛大学 (Harvard College) 政治学(优等生)学士学位
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    • Luke Desmond

      Luke  Desmond, 交易者

      Focus: 交易
      • 6 年的行业经验
      • 6 年 Van Eck Global 工作经验 (2006)
      • 2006 年百森商学院,金融学理学士
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    • Christopher Mailloux

      Christopher Mailloux,CFA, 交易者

      Focus: 交易
      • 4 年的行业经验
      • 4 年 Van Eck Global 工作经验 (2007)
      • 2007 年利哈伊大学金融学理学士
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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 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 1.38% for Class A, 2.20% for Class C, 1.00% for Class I, and 1.13% 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.

    Van 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 1.38% for Class A, 2.20% for Class C, 1.00% for Class I, and 1.13% 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 S&P® North American Natural Resources Sector Index (SPGINRTR) includes mining, energy, paper and forest products, and plantation-owning companies. The S&P® 500 Index consists of 500 widely held common stocks covering industrial, utility, financial and transportation sectors. The S&P® Goldman Sachs Commodity Total Return Index (SPGSCITR) is a composite index of commodity sector returns, representing an unleveraged, long-only investment in commodity futures. All indices are unmanaged and include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in the Fund. An index’s performance is not illustrative of the Fund’s performance. Indices are not securities in which investments can be made. 

    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 risks associated with concentrating its investments in hard assets and the hard assets sector, including real estate, precious metals and natural resources, and can be significantly affected by events relating to these industries, including international political and economic developments, inflation, and other factors. The Fund’s portfolio securities may experience substantial price fluctuations as a result of these factors, and may move independently of the trends of industrialized companies. 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 and CMOs. The Fund is also subject to inflation risk, short-sales risk, market risk, non-diversification risk, leverage risk, credit risk and counterparty risk. Please see the 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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