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Investment Risk

Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Gregory Krenzer, CFA
  • Head of Investment Risk responsible for monitoring risks affecting portfolio management, trading, and portfolio performance and Co-Operating Officer for active strategies
  • Previously served in portfolio management and as Head of Active Trading with extensive experience in commodities, natural resource equities and emerging markets
  • Joined VanEck in 1994
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance (minor in Economics), Syracuse University

Commodities

Chris Mailloux, CFA

Chris Mailloux, CFA

Chris Mailloux, CFA
  • Head of Active Trading with extensive experience in commodities, natural resource equities and emerging markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Finance, Lehigh University
Roland  Morris Jr.

Roland Morris Jr.

Roland  Morris Jr.
  • Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Commodities Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior experience as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services and client relationship management
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont

Digital Assets

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett
  • Head of NFT Community & Web3
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to current role, served as Head of Internal Sales at VanEck
  • Previous roles included Outbound Manager of the Northeast Division at Franklin Templeton
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
  • NFT and Blockchain Expert Certifications from Blockchain Council
  • BS, Technology Management, Saint Petersburg College
Patrick Bush

Patrick Bush

Patrick Bush
  • Senior Digital Assets Analyst
  • Joined VanEck in 2022
  • Prior to VanEck, Head of Cryptocurrency Trading at Alphabit Trading LLC
  • Previous roles included Senior Manager at Pitney Bowes and Senior Fixed Income Trader at DRW Holdings LLC.
  • MBA, Duke University
  • BA Economics, University of Chicago
Pranav Kanade

Pranav Kanade

Pranav Kanade
  • Portfolio Manager for the VanEck Digital Assets Alpha Fund
  • Joined VanEck in 2022
  • Prior to VanEck, Credit Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management
  • Previous roles included Head of Research for the Liquid Credit investing business at Angelo, Gordon & Co., Managing Director; Research Analyst at Hutchin Hill Capital, and Research Analyst at UBS
  • BS, Finance and Accounting (specialization in Entertainment, Media, and Technology), New York University
Chris Mailloux, CFA

Chris Mailloux, CFA

Chris Mailloux, CFA
  • Head of Active Trading with extensive experience in commodities, natural resource equities and emerging markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Finance, Lehigh University
Carlos Nogueira

Carlos Nogueira

Carlos Nogueira
  • Portfolio Manager for the VanEck New Finance Income Fund
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, Risk Committee Member and Risk Manager for the Emerging Markets, Foreign Exchange, and Strategic Trading desks at Morgan Stanley
  • PhD, Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University
  • MS, Computer Science, National Institute of Space Research
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Matthew Sigel

Matthew Sigel

Matthew Sigel
  • Head of Digital Assets Research
  • Joined VanEck in 2021
  • Prior to VanEck, Portfolio Strategist and author of the widely-read HELLO INVESTORS investment newsletter at CLSA, where he spent 10 years in various sales & research roles
  • Previous roles included analyst and portfolio manager on the AllianceBernstein US & Global Thematic equity funds, where he covered technology and other sectors for then thematic CIO Cathie Wood, now CEO of Ark Investments; journalist at Bloomberg, CNBC and NHK Japan Broadcasting, where he covered finance
  • CFA charterholder
  • BA, English, Harvard University
Rylan Wood

Rylan Wood

Rylan Wood
  • Digital Assets Analyst
  • Joined VanEck in 2022
  • BS Economics, Santa Clara University

Equity

Charles Cameron

Charles Cameron

Charles Cameron
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 1995
  • Prior to VanEck, Trader at Standard Chartered; specialized in Eurobond and emerging markets fixed income securities
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Finance, Boston College
Imaru Casanova

Imaru Casanova

Imaru Casanova
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy and Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2011
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst at McNicoll Lewis & Vlak; established the firm's metals and mining research department
  • Previously, Equity Research Analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet USA and BMO Capital Markets and held positions as Production Technologist, Offshore Wellsite Supervisor and Petroleum Engineer for Shell Exploration and Production
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • BS (magna cum laude), Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Antonio  De Pinho

Antonio De Pinho

Antonio  De Pinho
  • Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Previously, Chief Operating Officer of Energy XXI, Vice President, Exploration and Production U.S. Western & International Divisions at El Paso Corporation and Vice President International Business Development at Devon Energy
  • Served in the Portuguese Navy
  • Licentiate, Geological Engineering, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Griffin  Driscoll

Griffin Driscoll

Griffin  Driscoll
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to joining VanEck, ETF Basket Operations Analyst at JPMorgan
  • BS, Finance, Providence College
Ola  El-Shawarby, CFA

Ola El-Shawarby, CFA

Ola  El-Shawarby, CFA
  • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Investment Analyst at Caravel Management LLC
  • Previously, Private Equity Summer Fellow at Kaust Investment Management Company
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society Egypt
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BA, (summa cum laude), Business Administration (concentration in Finance), The American University in Cairo
  • BS, Political Science (minor in Economics), Cairo University
Joseph  Foster

Joseph Foster

Joseph  Foster
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy and Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Gold Investment Team including asset allocation, company research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 1996
  • Prior to VanEck, 14 years of dedicated experience in geology and mining; including serving as a Senior Geologist and Mine Exploration Geologist at Pinson Mining Company and Exploration Geologist at Lacana Gold Inc. (Reno, Nevada)
  • MBA, University of Nevada-Reno
  • MS, Geology, Mackey School of Mines
  • BS (magna cum laude), Geology, Tennessee Technological University
Patricia  Gonzalez

Patricia Gonzalez

Patricia  Gonzalez
  • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
  • Joined VanEck in 2014
  • Prior to VanEck, Financial Analyst at Newgate Capital Management
  • MBA, Loyola University
  • BA, Economics, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela)
Adam Graf, CFA

Adam Graf, CFA

Adam Graf, CFA
  • Senior Analyst for the active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy and active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2022
  • Prior to VanEck, held various sell-side and buy-side equity and commodity analyst positions with a specialty in mining and metals
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Geology, University of Michigan; MS, Ore Deposit Geology, and MBA, Finance, University of Arizona
Dominic  Jacobson

Dominic Jacobson

Dominic  Jacobson
  • Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in technology and healthcare research
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to VanEck, Global Healthcare Analyst and North Asian Technology Analyst at Gavekal Capital
  • MA, Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • BS, Chemistry with Honours, University of Edinburgh
Ammar  James

Ammar James

Ammar  James
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Agri-Food technology Strategy
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in agribusiness, timber and paper and packaging research
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Associate Investment Director at Cambridge Associates
  • BS, Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook
James  Kim

James Kim

James  Kim
  • Head of ETF Capital Markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, ETF Capital Markets at iShares/BlackRock, advising clients on accessing capital markets, ETF suitability and best execution
  • BS, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
Ralph  Lasta

Ralph Lasta

Ralph  Lasta
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Intermediate Representative, Exchange Traded Funds at BNY Mellon.
  • BS, Accounting, Hunter College
Peter  Liao, CFA

Peter Liao, CFA

Peter  Liao, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Equity ETFs
  • Oversees the Equity ETF Investment Management Team including development and management of index replication and optimization strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, New York University
Charl  Malan

Charl Malan

Charl  Malan
  • Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy and active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy specializing in base and industrial metals research
  • Joined VanEck in 2003
  • Prior to VanEck, Equity Research Sales Analyst specializing in South African mining, natural resources and financial research at JPMorgan Chase
  • Previously, Equity Research Analyst and Junior Portfolio Manager at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank, Asset Management (South Africa)
  • MBA, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • Honours in Business Administration, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • BA, Arts, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
Roland  Morris Jr.

Roland Morris Jr.

Roland  Morris Jr.
  • Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Commodities Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior experience as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services and client relationship management
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont
Adam  Phillips

Adam Phillips

Adam  Phillips
  • Chief Operating Officer of VanEck ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2006; Executive Management Team member since 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, founder and managing member of LB Trading, LLC, a proprietary ETF trading firm on the American Stock Exchange
  • Previously, Junior General Partner and Management Committee member of Orbit II Partners, L.P., a proprietary trading firm specializing in equity options, index options and ETF market making
  • Member of American Stock Exchange, 1996-2006; Amex Floor Official, 2001-2003
  • BA, Economics and American Civilization, Lafayette College
Shawn  Reynolds

Shawn Reynolds

Shawn  Reynolds
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Natural Resources Equity Investment Team including asset allocation, company research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • Prior to VanEck, energy analyst at Petrie Parkman & Co. covering U.S. oil and gas exploration and production companies
  • Previously, Analyst at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers (Australia) and Credit Suisse First Boston (London); covered North American, European and global energy companies; Exploration Geologist at Tenneco Oil Company
  • Served as board member of several private Latin American oil and gas exploration and production companies
  • MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance, Columbia Business School
  • MA (Phi Kappa Phi), Petroleum Geology, University of Texas, Austin
  • BS, Engineering, Cornell University
David  Semple

David Semple

David  Semple
  • Strategic Advisor for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Emerging Markets Equity team including company research, stock selection and portfolio construction
  • Joined VanEck in 1998
  • Prior to VanEck, served on the team sub-advising the VanEck Emerging Markets Strategy at Peregrine Asset Management (Hong Kong)
  • Previously, held regional strategy and sales positions at Peregrine Brokerage (Hong Kong)
  • Formerly a portfolio manager specializing in Asian equity markets at Murray Johnstone (Glasgow)
  • Member of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR); member of the CFA Institute
  • Bachelor of Law with Honors, University of Edinburgh
Alan  Shih

Alan Shih

Alan  Shih
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, experience as a venture financial analyst working with startups in the mobile, tech and entertainment research at Pulse Advisory
  • Previously, Equity Trader at Opus Trading Fund; FX Dealer at FXCM and Fixed Income Broker at Hennion & Walsh
  • MBA, Finance and Accounting, Fordham University
  • BA, Statistics, Rutgers University
Angus  Shillington

Angus Shillington

Angus  Shillington
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, headed International Equity at ABN AMRO
  • Previously, several senior roles in research, sales, trading and portfolio management with a focus on the Asian and European markets at BNP Paribas (NY/LA), UBS Securities (Hong Kong) and Hill Samuel/BLW (Edinburgh)
Veronica  Zhang

Veronica Zhang

Veronica  Zhang
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Environmental Sustainability Strategy
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in industrials and alternative energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, worked in equity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, covering industrials
  • BA, Economics and Statistics, Columbia University

Fixed Income

David  Austerweil

David Austerweil

David  Austerweil
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Vice President at ING Financial Services on the Emerging Markets Credit Trading & Structuring desk
  • Previously, member of the portfolio management team at The Rohatyn Group and Director in the Quantitative Financial Research group at Fitch Ratings
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Columbia University
  • BA, Computer Science, Columbia University
Daniel Cho

Daniel Cho

Daniel Cho
  • Associate Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for the firm’s alternative investment funds
  • MS, Finance, University of Rochester
  • BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
James  Colby III

James Colby III

James  Colby III
  • Senior Municipal Strategist
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to joining VanEck, held several senior municipal fixed income positions at Lord Abbett, John Hancock Funds, Old Harbor Capital and Evergreen Asset Management
  • Member of National Municipal Buyers Conference (Chairman, 1996), Municipal Forum of New York, Boston Fixed Income Management Society and The Economics Club of New York
  • MBA, Finance, Hofstra University
  • BA, Economics and International Relations, Brown University
Eric  Fine

Eric Fine

Eric  Fine
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Oversees the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Team including asset allocation, fixed income research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, held senior leadership positions at Morgan Stanley including founding and managing Morgan Stanley's Emerging Markets Proprietary Trading group
  • Advised numerous governments on economic policies and debt profiles; rescheduled sovereign debts in Turkey and the Dominican Republic
  • MPA, International Trade/Finance, Harvard University
  • BA, Public Policy, Duke University
Natalia  Gurushina

Natalia Gurushina

Natalia  Gurushina
  • Chief Economist for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, worked at Roubini Global Economics in emerging markets currency/fixed income and G10 currency strategies
  • Previously, Analyst at Pantera Capital Management and as EMEA Economist at Deutsche Bank and Russia/CIS Economist at Bankers Trust
  • PhD, Economic History, University of Oxford
  • BA, Economics, Moscow State University
Jared  Model

Jared Model

Jared  Model
  • Senior Trader, Portfolio Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Previously, Trader at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC and monitored markets and executed equity and fixed income trades and Fixed Income Operations at Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, Montclair State University
  • BS, concentration in Accounting and Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Vermont
Fran Rodilosso

Fran Rodilosso

Fran Rodilosso
  • Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management
  • Responsible for portfolio strategies as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group; launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business
  • Previously, held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital; focused on corporate high-yield and distressed bonds with an emphasis on emerging markets
  • CFA charterholder; member of CFA Society New York
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, History, Princeton University
Robert  Schmieder

Robert Schmieder

Robert  Schmieder
  • Senior Corporate Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2015
  • Prior to VanEck, Executive Director/Head of Latin America Credit Research at BBVA Securities
  • Previously, Managing Director/Head of Latin America Corporate Credit Research at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
  • MBA, International Finance, New York University
  • MA, Spanish Literature, New York University
  • BA, Spanish Language and Literature, New York University
Stephanie  Wang

Stephanie Wang

Stephanie  Wang
  • Portfolio Manager for non-taxable Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2016
  • Prior to her current position, served as Deputy Portfolio Manager and quantitative analyst
  • CFA charter holder; member of CFA Society New York
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Baruch College; BBA, Finance, Baruch College
Tamara Lowin

Tamara Lowin

Tamara Lowin
  • Senior Credit Analyst for non-taxable Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2021
  • Prior to joining VanEck, held several senior municipal analyst positions including director of research at Belle Haven Investments, senior municipal analyst at Brown Brothers, and municipal bond analyst at UBS
  • Member of National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Municipal Analysts Group of New York
  • MBA, Finance and Public Policy, The Wharton School of Business; BA, Communications, University of Pennsylvania

Multi-Asset Solutions

Barak  Laks

Barak Laks

Barak  Laks
  • Quantitative Analyst for VanEck active and passive investment strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to joining VanEck, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with several hedge funds
  • MS, Mathematics, New York University
  • MS, Financial Mathematics, New York University
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, Yale University
John  Lau, CFA

John Lau, CFA

John  Lau, CFA
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for Inflation Allocation Strategy and Municipal Allocation Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, served as Fund Analyst at VanEck
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
Joseph  Schafer

Joseph Schafer

Joseph  Schafer
  • Quantitative Analyst for VanEck active and passive investment strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2011
  • Prior to his current position, served as quantitative analyst and project manager at VanEck
  • MA, Statistics, Columbia University
  • MBA, Loyola University
  • BBA, Finance, Loyola University
David  Schassler

David Schassler

David  Schassler
  • Portfolio Manager for Inflation Allocation Strategy and Municipal Allocation Strategy; Head of the VanEck Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) Team
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Portfolio Manager within the UBS Portfolio Strategy Group
  • Previously, sales and client relationship roles at Oppenheimer & Co. and Georgeson, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Business Economics, State University of New York College at Cortland