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Launched in November 1994, the VanEck Global Hard Assets Fund recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. To acknowledge this milestone, we sat down with some members of the investment team to discuss the launch, what has changed over this period and where we may be headed during the next 25 years.
1. What do you remember about the launch and the Fund’s early days?
2. How has the makeup of natural resources changed over 25 years?
3. How have the companies in the space changed over the last 25 years?
4. How has your method of evaluating companies changed over the last 25 years?
5. Over the last 25 years, what industry trends have had the most impact?
6. How similar is the current environment in natural resources to any other periods during the last 25 years?
7. Over your time with VanEck, are there any events that stand out?
8. Over the course of 25 years, what have been some of the biggest challenges?
9. What has been the impact of the growth and prominence of alternatives?
10. In 2044, 25 years from now, what will natural resources investing look like?
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