• Awards

    At VanEck we strive to offer investors competitive investment solutions. We are honored to share with you the recognition we have received in recent years.



    Year Sponsor Award Investment Category
    ETFs
    2018 ETF.com Best New ETF The VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF
    2018 ETF.com Best New ESG ETF The VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF
    2017 ETF.com ETF of the Year VanEck Vectors ETF Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF
    2017 Fund Action Fixed Income ETF of the Year VanEck Vectors ETF Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF
    2017 Fund Action ETF of the Year VanEck Vectors ETF Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF
    2017 etfexpress.com Award Most Innovative North American Provider VanEck Vectors ETFs
    2016 ETF.com Best New Ticker - CRAK Market Vectors Oil Refiners ETF
    2016 etfexpress.com Award Best Emerging Markets Equity ETF Management Firm Market Vectors ETFs
    2015 ETF.com Best New ETF of 2014 Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF
    Emerging Markets
    2015 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Emerging Markets Category - 5 Years VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class I Shares
    Gold
    2018 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Precious Metals Equity Category - 10 Years VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I Shares
    2017 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Precious Metals Equity Category - 10 Years VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I Shares
    2017 Lipper Fund Award-France Best Fund in Equity Sector Gold and Precious Metals Category - 10 Years Lombard Odier Fund - World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2016 Bronze Rating -
    Morningstar Analyst Report
    Positive Pillar-Positive/Performance Pillar-Positive/People Pillar VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class A Shares
    2016 Sauren Golden Award Joseph Foster: Excellent Fund Management in Equity Gold Mines Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2016 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Precious Metals Equity Category - 10 Years VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class A Shares
    2015 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Precious Metals Equity Category - 10 Years VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class A Shares
    2014 Sauren Golden Award Joseph Foster: Outstanding Fund Management in Equity Gold Mines Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2014 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Precious Metals Equity Category - 10 Years VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class A Shares
    2014 Lipper Fund Award-Germany Best Fund in Equity Sector Gold and Precious Metals Category - 5 Years Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2013 Sauren Golden Award Joseph Foster: Outstanding Fund Management in Equity Gold Mines Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2013 Alternatives Investments
    Award - Austria
    Best Equity Fund - Precious Metals Industry - 5 Years Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2013 Lipper Fund Award-Germany Best Fund in Equity Sector Gold and Precious Metals Category - 5 Years Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2013 Lipper Fund Award-U.K. Best Fund in Equity Sector Gold and Precious Metals Category - 5 Years Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    2013 Lipper Fund Award-Austria Best Fund in Equity Sector Gold and Precious Metals Category - 5 Years Lombard Odier Fund--World Gold Expertise
    (managed by VanEck)
    Hard Assets
    2017 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Global Natural Resources Funds Category - 10 Years VanEck Hard Assets Fund: Class I Shares
    2015 Lipper Fund Award Best Fund in Global Natural Resources Funds Category - 10 Years VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class A Shares

     

     

  • Important Disclosure

    Lipper has awarded the VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund: Class A Shares Best Fund out of 17 eligible investment companies for the ten year period ending 12/31/2016 in the Global Natural Resources Funds category; the VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class A Shares Best Fund out of 18 eligible investment companies for the ten year period ending 12/31/2016 in the Precious Metals Equity Funds category.  

    Lipper Fund Awards annually recognize the top fund in each category for the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods based on risk-adjusted, consistent returns compared to its peers. The awards are based on the specified share class. Other share classes may have different performance characteristics and fees. The Lipper Fund Awards take place in over 23 countries worldwide. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper.  

    You can lose money by investing in a fund. Any investment in a fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program.   

    Emerging Markets 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. Global Hard Assets 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. International Investors Gold Fund is subject to the risks associated with concentrating its assets in the gold industry, which can be significantly affected by international economic, monetary and political developments. The Fund’s overall portfolio may decline in value due to developments specific to the gold industry.   

    The Funds’ 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 Funds are subject to risks associated with investments in debt securities, derivatives, commodity-linked instruments, illiquid securities, asset-backed securities and mid-cap companies. The Funds are also subject to inflation risk, short-sales risk, market risk, non-diversification risk and leverage risk. For a description of these and other risk considerations, please refer to a fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus, which should be read carefully before you invest.  

    Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their net asset value (NAV) only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called "creation units" and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. You will incur brokerage expenses when trading Fund shares in the secondary market. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns for actual Fund investments may differ from what is shown because of differences in timing, the amount invested, and fees and expenses.

    Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. VanEck Funds and VanEck Vectors ETFs are subject to risks unique to foreign investing, including currency fluctuation, different financial and regulatory standards, and political instability. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contain this and other information, call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.