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GBFAX
Emerging Markets Fund - Class A

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

Learn More | 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

Learn More | 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 01/26/21

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$22.77 $-0.21 / -0.9%

Class A Details: GBFAX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
1.53%/1.53%

Fund Summary and Key Points

The VanEck Emerging Markets Fund (the "Fund") seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in equity securities in emerging markets around the world.

  • A global emerging markets equity portfolio focused on companies with growth potential at a reasonable price (“GARP”)
  • A bottom-up investment process driven by fundamental research into the sustainability of a company’s growth drivers
  • Growth is oriented toward strong secular stories, many of which reflect domestic demand themes and are often found in smaller-capitalization stocks

Fund Details
as of 12/31/20

  • Net Assets (All Classes)
    $2773.3M
  • Number of Holdings
    86
  • Avg. Wtd. Market Cap
    $24.3B
  • Turnover Rate (2019)
    23.0%
  • P/E (LTM) / P/E (Forward)*
    25.6 / 24.7
  • P/B (LTM)*
    4.0
  • Benchmark Index
    MSCI EM IMI
*Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio is the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio is the ratio of a stock's price to its book value.

Top 10 Holdings (%)

Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd. Communication Services 6.1
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Consumer Discretionary 6.0
HDFC Bank Limited Financials 4.8
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd Information Technology 3.0
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Information Technology 3.0
Prosus N.V. Class N Consumer Discretionary 2.9
Delivery Hero SE Consumer Discretionary 2.3
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Pfd Non-Voting Information Technology 2.2
Wuxi Biologics (Cayman) Inc. Health Care 2.2
Meituan Class B Consumer Discretionary 2.1
Top 10 Total 34.6
Holdings Sector % of Net Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd. Communication Services 6.1
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Consumer Discretionary 6.0
HDFC Bank Limited Financials 4.8
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd Information Technology 3.0
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Information Technology 3.0
Prosus N.V. Class N Consumer Discretionary 2.9
Delivery Hero SE Consumer Discretionary 2.3
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Pfd Non-Voting Information Technology 2.2
Wuxi Biologics (Cayman) Inc. Health Care 2.2
Meituan Class B Consumer Discretionary 2.1
Top 10 Total 34.6

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Country Weightings (%) as of 12/31/20

Country % of Net Assets
China
39.0
India
10.7
South Korea
8.6
Taiwan
7.7
Brazil
5.5
Philippines
3.1
Russia
3.0
South Africa
2.8
Mexico
2.7
Turkey
2.4
Germany
2.3
Egypt
1.9
Other EM
8.5
Cash
1.8

Investment Style Box

image Investment style box diagram illustrating the investment strategy of the Emerging Markets Fund

This investment style box is based on the Fund's overall targeted capitalization range and relative valuation as determined by VanEck.

Sector Weightings (%)
as of 12/31/20

Sector % of Net Assets
Consumer Discretionary 29.8
Financials 20.6
Information Technology 14.8
Communication Services 14.2
Industrials 7.1
Health Care 5.5
Real Estate 2.3
Energy 2.0
Consumer Staples 1.1
Materials 0.8
Cash 1.8

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(12/20/93)
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value 4.75 16.11 16.43 16.43 4.97 11.51 4.74 --
At Maximum 5.75% Sales Charge -1.27 9.43 9.73 9.73 2.92 10.20 4.12 --
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
(12/20/93)
VanEck Emerging Markets Fund: Class A
At Net Asset Value 4.75 16.11 16.43 16.43 4.97 11.51 4.74 --
At Maximum 5.75% Sales Charge -1.27 9.43 9.73 9.73 2.92 10.20 4.12 --
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 --