Global Hard Assets FundGHAYX

  • Daily Price   as of 05/22/2015

    $42.02  $-0.11 / -0.3%
  • Class Y Details: GHAYX

    4/30/10 1.16%/1.13%
  • Hard Assets

    Van Eck Global is a recognized hard assets specialist, and the hard assets team employs 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, Co-Portfolio Manager

      Focus: Portfolio Construction and Trading
      • 33 Years of Industry Experience
      • 20 Years at Van Eck Global (1995)
      • MBA, Finance, NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 1993
      • BS, Finance, Boston College, 1982
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    • Shawn Reynolds

      Shawn Reynolds, Co-Portfolio Manager

      Focus: Company Analysis and Energy
      • 28 Years of Industry Experience
      • 10 Years at Van Eck Global (2005)
      • Exploration Geologist
      • MA, Petroleum Geology, University of Texas, Austin, 1987
      • BS, Engineering, Cornell University, 1985
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    • Joe Foster 2010

      Joseph M. Foster, Senior Analyst, Hard Assets Equity

      Focus: Precious Metals
      • 34 Years of Industry Experience
      • 19 Years at Van Eck Global (1996)
      • Exploration Geologist
      • MS, Geology, Mackey School of Mines, 1988
      • MBA, University of Reno-Nevada, 1988
      • BS, Geology, Tennessee Technological University, 1982
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    • Imaru Casanova

      Imaru Casanova, Senior Analyst

      Focus: Precious Metals
      • 17 Years of Industry Experience
      • 3 Years at Van Eck Global (2011)
      • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1998
      • BS (Magna Cum Laude), Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1997
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    • Samuel R. Halpert

      Samuel R. Halpert, Senior Analyst

      Focus: Agriculture, Coal, Steel, Tankers, Timber
      • 22 Years of Industry Experience
      • 15 Years at Van Eck Global (2000)
      • AB, English Literature, Harvard University, 1993
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    • Gregory F. Krenzer, CFA

      Gregory F. Krenzer, CFA, Senior Trader, Hard Assets Equity

      Focus: Risk Management and Trading
      • 21 Years of Industry Experience
      • 20 Years at Van Eck Global (1994)
      • BS , Finance/Economics, Syracuse University, 1994
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    • Charl P. de M. Malan

      Charl P. de M.  Malan, Senior Analyst

      Focus: Base Metals
      • 20 Years of Industry Experience
      • 12 Years at Van Eck Global (2003)
      • MBA, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), 1999
      • Honours in Business Administration, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), 1997
      • BA, Arts, University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1992
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    • Mark Miller

      Mark A. Miller, Analyst

      Focus: Energy
      • 31 Years of Industry Experience
      • 7 Years at Van Eck Global (2007)
      • Petrophysicist
      • MBA, Finance, University of Denver, 1987
      • MA, International Studies, University of Denver, 1987
      • BS, Geology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1974
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    • Roland Morris

      Roland Morris Jr., Commodities Strategist, Hard Assets Equity

      Focus: Strategy and Client Service
      • 35 Years of Industry Experience
      • 3 Years at Van Eck Global (2012)
      • Commodity Strategist
      • BA, Economics, University of Vermont, 1980
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    • Alan Shih

      Alan Shih, Analyst

      Focus: Multi-Sector
      • 8 Years of Industry Experience
      • 3 Years at Van Eck Global (2013)
      • MBA, Fordham University, 2013
      • BA, Rutgers University, 2004
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    • Veronica Zhang

      Veronica Zhang, Analyst

      Focus: Industrials and Alternative Energy
      • 4 Years of Industry Experience
      • 1 Year at Van Eck Global (2013)
      • BA, Columbia University, 2010
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    • Luke Desmond

      Luke Desmond, CFA, Trader

      Focus: N/A
      • 9 Years of Industry Experience
      • 9 Years at Van Eck Global (2006)
      • BS, Finance, Babson College, 2006
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    • Christopher Mailloux

      Christopher Mailloux, CFA, Trader,

      Focus: N/A
      • 8 Years of Industry Experience
      • 7 Years at Van Eck Global (2007)
      • BS, Finance, Lehigh University, 2007
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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, 2016. 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. 

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