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EMRIX
Emerging Markets Fund - Class I

Latest Market Updates*

  • Going into 2021, we believe vaccination success on top of a benign cocktail of low rates, low inflation and ample liquidity may create a favorable atmosphere for emerging markets.
  • At a minimum, we believe style and emphasis change in China/U.S. relations will help headline risk for the asset class.
  • Acceleration of digital trends should maintain momentum, but performance may broaden out into a wider landscape of smaller companies and countries, creating potential compelling stock specific opportunities for the true all-cap VanEck Emerging Markets Equity Strategy.
  • As COVID-19 unfolded, significant market turbulence disproportionately affected small- and mid-cap stocks in emerging markets, as is often the case in times of heightened risk. As markets normalize, we believe it is reasonable to expect relative outperformance from these smaller stocks.

White paper | Harnessing Growth: The Disruption of Fintech Across Emerging Markets

Latest Market Updates*

  • Going into 2021, we believe vaccination success on top of a benign cocktail of low rates, low inflation and ample liquidity may create a favorable atmosphere for emerging markets.
  • At a minimum, we believe style and emphasis change in China/U.S. relations will help headline risk for the asset class.
  • Acceleration of digital trends should maintain momentum, but performance may broaden out into a wider landscape of smaller companies and countries, creating potential compelling stock specific opportunities for the true all-cap VanEck Emerging Markets Equity Strategy.
  • As COVID-19 unfolded, significant market turbulence disproportionately affected small- and mid-cap stocks in emerging markets, as is often the case in times of heightened risk. As markets normalize, we believe it is reasonable to expect relative outperformance from these smaller stocks.

White paper | Harnessing Growth: The Disruption of Fintech Across Emerging Markets

Click here to read the EME White paper - The Disruption of Fintech Across Emerging Markets
Click here to read the EME Whitepaper - The Disruption of Fintech Across Emerging Markets

Daily Price as of 01/14/21

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$23.31 $0.17 / +0.7%

Class I Details: EMRIX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
1.16%/1.00%

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(12/31/07)
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class I
At Net Asset Value 4.82 16.27 17.00 17.00 5.49 12.05 5.25 --
MSCI EM IMI2 7.39 19.95 18.39 18.39 5.77 12.22 3.47 --
MSCI EM Index2 7.35 19.70 18.31 18.31 6.17 12.81 3.63 --
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(12/31/07)
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class I
At Net Asset Value 4.82 16.27 17.00 17.00 5.49 12.05 5.25 --
MSCI EM IMI2 7.39 19.95 18.39 18.39 5.77 12.22 3.47 --
MSCI EM Index2 7.35 19.70 18.31 18.31 6.17 12.81 3.63 --

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment as of 12/31/2020

The graph above illustrates a hypothetical $10,000 investment in Class A shares of the VanEck Emerging Markets Fund invested at NAV versus its benchmark and other Indices. Returns reflect capital appreciation and the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses, but do not reflect any sales load. All indices are unmanaged and include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in the Fund. An index’s performance is not illustrative of the Fund's performance. Indices are not securities in which investments can be made. Results reflect past performance and do not guarantee future results.

Calendar Year Returns (%)(In USD)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value (NAV)
-0.43 49.70 -23.30 29.52 16.43
MSCI EM IMI2 6.33 37.87 -15.05 17.64 18.39
MSCI EM Index2 7.14 38.63 -14.58 18.42 18.31

The table presents past performance which is no guarantee of future results and which may be lower or higher than current performance. Returns reflect temporary contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Had the Fund incurred all expenses and fees, investment returns would have been reduced. Investment returns and Fund share values will fluctuate so that investors' shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at NAV.

Distribution History (Class I)

RECORD DATE DECLARATION DATE
EX-DATE
REINVEST DATE
PAYABLE DATE
DIVIDEND
INCOME*
SHORT-TERM
CAPITAL GAINS
LONG-TERM
CAPITAL GAINS
RETURN
OF
CAPITAL
TOTAL DISTRIBUTIONS
12/21/20 12/22/20 $0.0313 -- -- -- $ 0.03
12/20/19 12/23/19 $0.3743 -- -- -- $ 0.37
12/20/18 12/21/18 $0.1040 -- -- -- $ 0.10
12/20/17 12/21/17 $0.0900 -- -- -- $ 0.09
12/21/16 12/22/16 $0.0160 -- -- -- $ 0.02
12/21/15 12/22/15 $0.0010 -- -- -- $ 0.00

All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck Funds will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck Funds on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Certain distributions may constitute a return of capital, which will have the effect of reducing your cost basis in the Fund’s shares and thereby increasing the amount of capital gain, if any, or decreasing the amount of capital loss, if any, that you will realize when selling or exchanging Fund shares. The final determination of the tax characteristics cannot be determined until after each Fund’s yearend and are reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV. The form is mailed to shareholders shortly after calendar yearend specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distribution on a shareholder’s tax return.

The tax treatment and characterization of the Fund’s distributions may vary significantly from time to time depending on whether the Fund has gains or losses on the securities in its portfolio. The Fund’s distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital. The final composition of the tax characteristics of the distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the year, and will be reported to shareholders at that time. The amount of distributions will vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of dividends may change. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to declare a dividend distribution in each period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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NAV History Class A
as of 12/31/20

TIME PERIOD
12-Month High (12/31/20) 20.96
12-Month Low (03/23/20) 12.15

MONTH END
December 2020 20.96
November 2020 20.04
October 2020 18.59
September 2020 18.08
August 2020 18.38
July 2020 17.67
June 2020 16.71
May 2020 15.42
April 2020 14.75
March 2020 13.36
February 2020 17.01
January 2020 17.56