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Charles Cameron

Charles Cameron
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 1995
  • Prior to VanEck, Trader at Standard Chartered; specialized in Eurobond and emerging markets fixed income securities
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Finance, Boston College
Charles Cameron

Imaru Casanova

Imaru Casanova
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy and Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2011
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst at McNicoll Lewis & Vlak; established the firm's metals and mining research department
  • Previously, Equity Research Analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet USA and BMO Capital Markets and held positions as Production Technologist, Offshore Wellsite Supervisor and Petroleum Engineer for Shell Exploration and Production
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • BS (magna cum laude), Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Imaru Casanova

Antonio De Pinho

Antonio  De Pinho
  • Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Previously, Chief Operating Officer of Energy XXI, Vice President, Exploration and Production U.S. Western & International Divisions at El Paso Corporation and Vice President International Business Development at Devon Energy
  • Served in the Portuguese Navy
  • Licentiate, Geological Engineering, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Antonio  De Pinho

Griffin Driscoll

Griffin  Driscoll
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to joining VanEck, ETF Basket Operations Analyst at JPMorgan
  • BS, Finance, Providence College
Griffin  Driscoll

Ola El-Shawarby, CFA

Ola  El-Shawarby, CFA
  • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Investment Analyst at Caravel Management LLC
  • Previously, Private Equity Summer Fellow at Kaust Investment Management Company
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society Egypt
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BA, (summa cum laude), Business Administration (concentration in Finance), The American University in Cairo
  • BS, Political Science (minor in Economics), Cairo University
Ola  El-Shawarby, CFA

Joseph Foster

Joseph  Foster
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy and Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Gold Investment Team including asset allocation, company research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 1996
  • Prior to VanEck, 14 years of dedicated experience in geology and mining; including serving as a Senior Geologist and Mine Exploration Geologist at Pinson Mining Company and Exploration Geologist at Lacana Gold Inc. (Reno, Nevada)
  • MBA, University of Nevada-Reno
  • MS, Geology, Mackey School of Mines
  • BS (magna cum laude), Geology, Tennessee Technological University
Joseph  Foster

Patricia Gonzalez

Patricia  Gonzalez
  • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
  • Joined VanEck in 2014
  • Prior to VanEck, Financial Analyst at Newgate Capital Management
  • MBA, Loyola University
  • BA, Economics, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela)
Patricia  Gonzalez

Dominic Jacobson

Dominic  Jacobson
  • Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in technology and healthcare research
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to VanEck, Global Healthcare Analyst and North Asian Technology Analyst at Gavekal Capital
  • MA, Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • BS, Chemistry with Honours, University of Edinburgh
Dominic  Jacobson

Ammar James

Ammar  James
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in agribusiness, timber and paper and packaging research
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Associate Investment Director at Cambridge Associates
  • BS, Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook
Ammar  James

Guo Hua (Jason) Jin

Guo  Hua (Jason) Jin
  • Portfolio Manager and Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • Previously, Portfolio Analyst at Evaluation Associates
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
Guo  Hua (Jason) Jin

James Kim

James  Kim
  • Head of ETF Capital Markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, ETF Capital Markets at iShares/BlackRock, advising clients on accessing capital markets, ETF suitability and best execution
  • BS, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
James  Kim

Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Gregory Krenzer, CFA
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Head of Active Trading with extensive experience in commodities, natural resource equities and emerging markets
  • Joined VanEck in 1994
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance (minor in Economics), Syracuse University
Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Ralph Lasta

Ralph  Lasta
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Intermediate Representative, Exchange Traded Funds at BNY Mellon.
  • BS, Accounting, Hunter College
Ralph  Lasta

Peter Liao, CFA

Peter  Liao, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Equity ETFs
  • Oversees the Equity ETF Investment Management Team including development and management of index replication and optimization strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, New York University
Peter  Liao, CFA

Christopher Mailloux, CFA

Christopher Mailloux, CFA
  • Trader for active equity strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2010
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Finance, Lehigh University
Christopher Mailloux, CFA

Charl Malan

Charl  Malan
  • Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy and active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy specializing in base and industrial metals research
  • Joined VanEck in 2003
  • Prior to VanEck, Equity Research Sales Analyst specializing in South African mining, natural resources and financial research at JPMorgan Chase
  • Previously, Equity Research Analyst and Junior Portfolio Manager at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank, Asset Management (South Africa)
  • MBA, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • Honours in Business Administration, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • BA, Arts, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
Charl  Malan

Roland Morris Jr.

Roland  Morris Jr.
  • Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Commodities Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior experience as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services and client relationship management
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont
Roland  Morris Jr.

Adam Phillips

Adam  Phillips
  • Chief Operating Officer of VanEck Vectors ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2006; Executive Management Team member since 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, founder and managing member of LB Trading, LLC, a proprietary ETF trading firm on the American Stock Exchange
  • Previously, Junior General Partner and Management Committee member of Orbit II Partners, L.P., a proprietary trading firm specializing in equity options, index options and ETF market making
  • Member of American Stock Exchange, 1996-2006; Amex Floor Official, 2001-2003
  • BA, Economics and American Civilization, Lafayette College
Adam  Phillips

Nicholas Phillips

Nicholas  Phillips
  • Director of ETF Capital Markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, Market Maker Specialist at Old Mission Capital, Susquehanna International, Goldman Sachs, Vtrader, Libertyship Capital and Gleber Group
  • BS, Financial Management, Clemson University
Nicholas  Phillips

Shawn Reynolds

Shawn  Reynolds
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Natural Resources Equity Investment Team including asset allocation, company research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • Prior to VanEck, energy analyst at Petrie Parkman & Co. covering U.S. oil and gas exploration and production companies
  • Previously, Analyst at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers (Australia) and Credit Suisse First Boston (London); covered North American, European and global energy companies; Exploration Geologist at Tenneco Oil Company
  • Served as board member of several private Latin American oil and gas exploration and production companies
  • MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance, Columbia Business School
  • MA (Phi Kappa Phi), Petroleum Geology, University of Texas, Austin
  • BS, Engineering, Cornell University
Shawn  Reynolds

David Semple

David  Semple
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Emerging Markets Equity team including company research, stock selection and portfolio construction
  • Joined VanEck in 1998
  • Prior to VanEck, served on the team sub-advising the VanEck Emerging Markets Strategy at Peregrine Asset Management (Hong Kong)
  • Previously, held regional strategy and sales positions at Peregrine Brokerage (Hong Kong)
  • Formerly a portfolio manager specializing in Asian equity markets at Murray Johnstone (Glasgow)
  • Member of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR); member of the CFA Institute
  • Bachelor of Law with Honors, University of Edinburgh
David  Semple

Alan Shih

Alan  Shih
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, experience as a venture financial analyst working with startups in the mobile, tech and entertainment research at Pulse Advisory
  • Previously, Equity Trader at Opus Trading Fund; FX Dealer at FXCM and Fixed Income Broker at Hennion & Walsh
  • MBA, Finance and Accounting, Fordham University
  • BA, Statistics, Rutgers University
Alan  Shih

Angus Shillington

Angus  Shillington
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, headed International Equity at ABN AMRO
  • Previously, several senior roles in research, sales, trading and portfolio management with a focus on the Asian and European markets at BNP Paribas (NY/LA), UBS Securities (Hong Kong) and Hill Samuel/BLW (Edinburgh)
Angus  Shillington

Veronica Zhang

Veronica  Zhang
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in industrials and alternative energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, worked in equity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, covering machinery, E&C and transportation
  • Previously, database consulting at G2 (branch of WPP) in their corporate finance division
  • BA, Economics and Statistics, Columbia University
Veronica  Zhang

Fixed Income

David Austerweil

David  Austerweil
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Vice President at ING Financial Services on the Emerging Markets Credit Trading & Structuring desk
  • Previously, member of the portfolio management team at The Rohatyn Group and Director in the Quantitative Financial Research group at Fitch Ratings
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Columbia University
  • BA, Computer Science, Columbia University
David  Austerweil

Daniel Cho

Daniel  Cho
  • Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for the firm’s alternative investment funds
  • MS, Finance, University of Rochester
  • BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
Daniel  Cho

James Colby III

James  Colby III
  • Portfolio Manager for non-taxable Fixed Income ETFs and Senior Municipal Strategist
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to joining VanEck, held several senior municipal fixed income positions at Lord Abbett, John Hancock Funds, Old Harbor Capital and Evergreen Asset Management
  • Member of National Municipal Buyers Conference (Chairman, 1996), Municipal Forum of New York, Boston Fixed Income Management Society and The Economics Club of New York
  • MBA, Finance, Hofstra University
  • BA, Economics and International Relations, Brown University
James  Colby III

Eric Fine

Eric  Fine
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Oversees the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Team including asset allocation, fixed income research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, held senior leadership positions at Morgan Stanley including founding and managing Morgan Stanley's Emerging Markets Proprietary Trading group
  • Advised numerous governments on economic policies and debt profiles; rescheduled sovereign debts in Turkey and the Dominican Republic
  • MPA, International Trade/Finance, Harvard University
  • BA, Public Policy, Duke University
Eric  Fine

Natalia Gurushina

Natalia  Gurushina
  • Chief Economist for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, worked at Roubini Global Economics in emerging markets currency/fixed income and G10 currency strategies
  • Previously, Analyst at Pantera Capital Management and as EMEA Economist at Deutsche Bank and Russia/CIS Economist at Bankers Trust
  • PhD, Economic History, University of Oxford
  • BA, Economics, Moscow State University
Natalia  Gurushina

Jared Model

Jared  Model
  • Trader for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Previously, Trader at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC and monitored markets and executed equity and fixed income trades and Fixed Income Operations at Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, Montclair State University
  • BS, concentration in Accounting and Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Vermont
Jared  Model

Carlos Nogueira

Carlos  Nogueira
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, held senior positions at Morgan Stanley including risk monitoring for Emerging Markets, Foreign Exchange and Strategic trading desks and index and quantitative analysis for emerging markets and high yield debt
  • PhD, Neuroscience, Boston University
  • MS, Computer Science, National Institute of Space Research
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Carlos  Nogueira

Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA

Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income ETFs
  • Responsible for portfolio strategies as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group; launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business
  • Previously, held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital; focused on corporate high-yield and distressed bonds with an emphasis on emerging markets
  • CFA charterholder; member of CFA Society New York
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, History, Princeton University
Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA

Robert Schmieder

Robert  Schmieder
  • Senior Corporate Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2015
  • Prior to VanEck, Executive Director/Head of Latin America Credit Research at BBVA Securities
  • Previously, Managing Director/Head of Latin America Corporate Credit Research at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
  • MBA, International Finance, New York University
  • MA, Spanish Literature, New York University
  • BA, Spanish Language and Literature, New York University
Robert  Schmieder

Stephanie Wang

Stephanie  Wang
  • Quantitative Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2016
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Baruch College
  • BBA, Finance, Baruch College
Stephanie  Wang

Commodities

Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Gregory Krenzer, CFA
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Head of Active Trading with extensive experience in commodities, natural resource equities and emerging markets
  • Joined VanEck in 1994
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance (minor in Economics), Syracuse University
Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Roland Morris Jr.

Roland  Morris Jr.
  • Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Commodities Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior experience as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services and client relationship management
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont
Roland  Morris Jr.

Quantitative Investment Solutions

Barak Laks

Barak  Laks
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Real Asset Allocation Strategy and the Municipal Allocation Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to joining VanEck, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with several hedge funds
  • MS, Mathematics, New York University
  • MS, Financial Mathematics, New York University
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, Yale University
Barak  Laks

John Lau

John  Lau
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for Global Asset Allocation Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, served as Settlements Supervisor and Administrator at VanEck
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
John  Lau

Joseph Schafer

Joseph  Schafer
  • Quantitative Analyst for VanEck active and passive investment strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2011
  • Prior to his current position, served as quantitative analyst and project manager at VanEck
  • MA, Statistics, Columbia University
  • MBA, Loyola University
  • BBA, Finance, Loyola University
Joseph  Schafer

David Schassler

David  Schassler
  • Portfolio Manager for Global Asset Allocation Strategy, Real Asset Allocation Strategy, and Municipal Allocation Strategy; Head of the VanEck Quantitative Investment Solutions (QIS) Team
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Portfolio Manager within the UBS Portfolio Strategy Group
  • Previously, sales and client relationship roles at Oppenheimer & Co. and Georgeson, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Business Economics, State University of New York College at Cortland
David  Schassler