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    David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    We are in a recession and expect the Fund to remain defensive over the immediate term as it continues to measure and adapt to the changing risks in the market.

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    May 15, 2020

    MAAX Seeks Shelter in High Quality

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    MAAX adapts by re-investing in investment grade bonds with intermediate and longer-term durations while remaining defensively positioned by avoiding investments in high yield bonds.

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    April 20, 2020

    Standing Tall with a Defensive Posture

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    RAAX has reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting to its most defensive posture, based on falling prices, high volatility and extreme investor sentiment.

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    April 17, 2020

    Downside Risk Remains

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    The Fund is adapting to the period of extreme risk by further reducing its exposure to equities to 29%. Based on the indicators that we follow, the market still faces significant challenges ahead.

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    April 15, 2020

    MAAX Moves to Maximum Defensive

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    Health and financial crises move MAAX to seek downside protection in a portfolio of low duration and investment-grade municipal bonds.

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