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Daily Price as of 05/24/19

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$6.35 $0.02 / +0.3%

Class A Details: EMBAX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
07/09/12 2.05%/1.26%

EM Fixed Income

VanEck's Emerging Markets Fixed Income Investment Team seeks exposure to emerging markets fundamentals, generally characterized by lower debts and deficits, higher growth rates and independent central banks. The strategy can invest in debt securities that are issued by governments, quasi-government entities or corporations, and that may be denominated in any currency, including those of emerging markets. Eric Fine, a veteran of emerging markets, is the primary portfolio manager and is supported by economist, Natalia Gurushina, deputy portfolio managers, Carlos Nogueira and David Austerweil, and senior corporate analyst, Robert Schmieder.

  • Eric Fine, Portfolio Manager

    • Industry Experience Since 1989
    • Joined VanEck in 2009
    • MPA, International Trade/ Finance, Harvard University
    • BA, Public Policy, Duke University
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  • David Austerweil, Deputy Portfolio Manager

    • Industry Experience Since 2002
    • Joined VanEck in 2012
    • MS, Financial Engineering, Columbia University
    • BA, Computer Science, Columbia University
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  • Natalia Gurushina, Economist

    • Industry Experience Since 1995
    • Joined VanEck in 2013
    • PhD, Economic History, University of Oxford (England)
    • BA, Economics, Moscow State University (Russia)
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  • Carlos Nogueira, Deputy Portfolio Manager

    • Industry Experience Since 1994
    • Joined VanEck in 2009
    • PhD, Neuroscience, Boston University
    • MS, Computer Science, National Institute of Space Research
    • BS, Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
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  • Robert Schmieder, Senior Corporate Analyst

    • Industry Experience Since 1987
    • Joined VanEck in 2015
    • MBA, International Finance, New York University
    • MA, Spanish Literature, New York University
    • BA, Spanish Language and Literature, New York University
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Important Disclosure

Unless otherwise stated, portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares; other classes may have different characteristics.

NAV: Unless you are eligible for a waiver, the public offering price you pay when you buy Class A shares of the Fund is the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the shares plus an initial sales charge. The initial sales charge varies depending upon the size of your purchase.  No sales charge is imposed where Class A or Class C shares are issued to you pursuant to the automatic investment of income dividends or capital gains distribution. It is the responsibility of the financial intermediary to ensure that the investor obtains the proper “breakpoint” discount. Class C, Class I and Class Y do not have an initial sales charge; however, Class C does charge a contingent deferred redemption charge.  See the prospectus and summary prospectus for more information.

1Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) has agreed to waive fees and/or pay Fund expenses to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, dividends and interest payments on securities sold short, taxes and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 1.25% for Class A, 1.95% for Class C, 0.95% for Class I, and 1.00% for Class Y of the Fund’s average daily net assets per year until May 1, 2020. During such time, the expense limitation is expected to continue until the Board of Trustees acts to discontinue all or a portion of such expense limitation.

2The Fund's benchmark index (50% GBI-EM/50% EMBI) is a blended index consisting of 50% J.P. Morgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) Global Diversified and 50% J.P. Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index (EMBI). The J.P. Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified tracks local currency bonds issued by Emerging Markets governments. The index spans over 15 countries. The J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified tracks returns for actively traded external debt instruments in emerging markets, and is also J.P. Morgan’s most liquid U.S-dollar emerging markets debt benchmark. Information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable but J.P. Morgan does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. The Index is used with permission. The index may not be copied, used or distributed without J.P. Morgan’s written approval. Copyright 2014, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved.

3Average Yield to Worst measures the lowest of either yield-to-maturity or yield-to-call date on every possible call date. Effective duration takes into account that expected cash flows will fluctuate as interest rates change. Effective maturity is the length of time until a fixed income investment returns its original investment. Distribution Yield is the amount of cash flow paid out and is calculated by dividing the annual income (interest or dividends) by the current price of the security. Averages are market weighted. These statistics do not take into account fees and expenses associated with investments or the Fund.

The views and opinions expressed are those of VanEck. Fund manager commentaries are general in nature and should not be construed as investment advice. Opinions are subject to change with market conditions. Any discussion of specific securities mentioned in the commentaries is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy these securities. Fund holdings will vary.

You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. The Fund is subject to risks associated with its investments in below investment grade securities, credit, currency management strategies, debt securities, derivatives, emerging market securities, foreign currency transactions, foreign securities, hedging, other investment companies, Latin American issuers, management, market, non-diversification, operational, portfolio turnover, restricted securities, sectors and sovereign bond risks. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. As the Fund may invest in securities denominated in foreign currencies and some of the income received by the Fund will be in foreign currencies, changes in currency exchange rates may negatively impact the Fund’s return. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. The Fund may also be subject to risks associated with non-investment grade securities.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. Bond and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information.  Please read them carefully before investing.