Jan F. van Eck
Chief Executive Officer, Van Eck Associates Corporation
Member of the Board of Directors of Van Eck Associates Corporation
Director and President,, Van Eck Securities Corporation
President, CEO and Trustee, VanEck Funds and VIP Trusts
President, CEO and Trustee, VanEck Vectors ETF Trust
Jan is the CEO of VanEck, a global investment manager with offices around the world. Headquartered in New York City since 1955, the firm has a long history of empowering Investors with forward-looking, intelligently designed mutual fund and ETF solutions. Jan joined the Firm in 1992 and its Executive Management Team in 1998, and leads the firm today.
Furthering VanEck’s mission to anticipate asset classes and trends, Jan created a variety of strategic beta, tactical allocation, emerging markets and commodity-related investment strategies in mutual fund, ETF and institutional formats. He founded the Firm’s ETF business in 2006. As one of the world’s largest ETF sponsors, the firm offers ETFs globally across a variety of equity and fixed income asset classes.
Jan holds a JD from Stanford University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with a major in Economics. He is a Director of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He routinely appears on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, and was a 2013 Finalist for Institutional Investor's Fund Leader of the Year. More recently, Jan was a 2020 Finalist for ETF.com’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Firm was named 2020 ETF Provider of the Year by Fund Intelligence.