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17 November 2020

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Investment Outlook

Navigating the Markets: The Election and the Broken 40% Allocation

  • An informed analysis of the U.S. Election
  • The pace of global growth and what it means for interest rates
  • Whether a 40% fixed income allocation still makes sense today
  • Potential investment opportunities in 2021
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17 November 2020

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Speaker(s)

Jan van Eck
Chief Executive Officer

Natalia Gurushina
Chief Economist, Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy

John Faso
Former U.S. Representative

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11 November 2020

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History of Finance

Class 5 | FDR and the U.S.’s Biggest Debt Default

  • The U.S. today has a large amount of debt. Has it ever defaulted? (Spoiler: yes, it has.)
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?
  • What did FDR say about whether he’d honor its decision if it went against him (it did)?
  • How should we think about today’s high debt levels?
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11 November 2020

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Speaker(s)

Jan van Eck
Chief Executive Officer

Sebastian Edwards
Professor of International Business Economics at UCLA

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04 November 2020

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History of Finance

Class 4 | The Depression, FDR’s Bank Act and Financial Regulation

  • The banking system was shut down when FDR took office. What did he do?
  • Most of the financial reforms enacted then are largely intact today. What were the theories behind them?
  • How do those theories explain why no one was jailed after the global financial crisis of 2008-2009?
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04 November 2020

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Speaker(s)

Jan van Eck
Chief Executive Officer

Richard Sylla
Professor of Economics, New York University

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28 October 2020

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History of Finance

Class 3 | Canals, Railroads and Chicago

  • This era is arguably when the U.S. became an economic juggernaut and created the basic features of today’s economy—a national market
  • How did Chicago affect the region, the country and the world economy?
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28 October 2020

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Speaker(s)

Jan van Eck
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Robertson
Professor of History at Lehman College

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27 October 2020

Thematic Investing

Video Gaming: Industry Growth Drivers and Portfolio Implementation

  • How mobile revenues are now the largest source of revenues and growth for the industry
  • Why recurrent consumer spending is boosting revenues for publishers
  • How an allocation to video game companies may provide the potential for alpha generation in a client portfolio
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27 October 2020

Speaker(s)

Ed Lopez
Head of ETF Product

John Patrick Lee, CFA
Product Manager

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21 October 2020

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History of Finance

Class 2 | Cotton, the South and Slavery

  • What technology developments along the chain of the textile industry drove an explosion in cotton demand which was met by the South?
  • How did cotton affect slavery and we revisit the consequences of slavery and racism today, how was finance involved in slavery?
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21 October 2020

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Speaker(s)

Jan van Eck
Chief Executive Officer

Steven Mintz
Professor of History, University of Texas

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20 October 2020

Emerging Markets Equity

Harnessing Growth | The Emerging Markets Evolution Continues

  • Trend acceleration across emerging markets equities
  • Investing in structural growth stocks in the current market environment
  • Strategy’s positioning and outlook for 2020 & beyond
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20 October 2020

Speaker(s)

David Semple
Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equity Strategy

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14 October 2020

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History of Finance

Class 1 | The U.S. Government as a Financial Actor: Who Is Alexander Hamilton?

  • How was enough power centralized in the U.S. Government, through the Constitution?
  • How was a financial system created that could foster economic growth?
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14 October 2020

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Speaker(s)

Jan van Eck
Chief Executive Officer

David Cowen
CEO, Mu$eum of American Finance

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13 October 2020

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Gold Investing

Don’t Sleep on Gold

  • Investor sentiment and the macroeconomic outlook for gold
  • Gold miners’ ongoing efforts to win back investors
  • Portfolio positioning and companies we’re excited about heading into Q3 2020
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13 October 2020

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Speaker(s)

Joe Foster
Portfolio Manager, Gold Strategy

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07 October 2020

Moat Investing

Making Sense of Rising US Equity Valuations

  • How important Morningstar’s valuation research has been to Moat Investing
  • The sector positioning of Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM in light of escalating market valuations
  • Recent fund performance and company highlights
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07 October 2020

Speaker(s)

Brandon Rakszawski
Senior ETF Product Manager

Andrew Lane
Strategist, Morningstar

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24 September 2020

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Digital Assets

Crypto and Coffee: Finding a Safe Haven in Bitcoin

  • Industry Updates on Tokens 2.0, DeFi and Bitcoin ETF regulatory developments
  • Market Update on Bitcoin and Gold
  • Digital Asset safekeeping and exploring the Bakkt Warehouse
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24 September 2020

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Speaker(s)

Mike McGlone
Senior Commodity Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence

John Conneely
Head of Custody Business Development at Bakkt

Gabor Gurbacs
VanEck Director of Digital Assets

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