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GBFAX|VanEck Emerging Markets Fund

The changing face of Emerging Markets

Emerging markets have transformed over the last 20 years, driven by demographic changes, urbanization, advances in technology, and, most notably, a rising middle class. As companies continually adapt to this changing business and economic environment, position your portfolio to capture the dynamic structural growth opportunities.

Mirror this change with the VanEck Emerging Markets Fund (GBFAX) which:

  • Uses a disciplined, bottom-up investment process driven by fundamental research
  • Aims to uncover companies with strong structural growth potential across all market caps and sectors
  • Invests in companies at the forefront of change unlike many passive strategies which track outdated, unrepresentative emerging markets indices

View our resources below to learn more about the VanEck Emerging Markets Fund.

Aligning with the future of Emerging Markets

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index has been slow in reflecting change. Our first investment insight demonstrates that many existing allocations to the emerging markets are backward-looking, presenting a strong case for active management.

Investing in yesterday - MSCI EM Index top ten holdings then and now

MSCI EM Index Holdings Chart

Source: Factset. Not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Holdings may vary.


The emerging markets of yesterday will be different than tomorrow's. Our second investment insight demonstrates that our active investment approach has been aligned with these future growth opportunities.

Investing in tomorrow - GBFAX's 5 years average active exposure (%)


Source: FactSet as of October 1, 2019. Past performance is not indicative of future results. These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Sectors may vary over time.




Fund Details

Morningstar Category Diversified Global
Emerging Markets
Expense Ratios
Class Gross Net
A 1.47% 1.47%
C 2.28% 2.28%
I 1.15% 1.00%
Y 1.15% 1.10%
Z 1.17% 0.90%

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