Comprehensive global portfolio covering numerous sectors and asset classes
Allowing us to focus on our clients’ long-term interests
VanEck Brings its Best to Clients and Investors Through:
Privately Held Company
Our top priority is to offer investment solutions in different market environments and across asset classes.
Expertise Built Up Over Decades
Our clients benefit from the long-standing expertise and strategic know-how of our portfolio management teams.
Early Trend Identification
Global research teams analyze and identify trends, key market developments and new and interesting asset classes at an early stage.
We have market-proven processes, specialized portfolio management teams and innovative strategies.
Understanding Our History
Understanding Our History
VanEck has a long history of empowering investors with impactful portfolio opportunities. Across all market environments, we believe in putting our clients’ interests first – a core tenant of the VanEck brand.
Since our founding, VanEck has been privately owned and operated by the van Eck family. John van Eck launched the firm in 1955 to bring post-World War II investment opportunities to U.S. investors. In the early 1990s, when his sons, Derek and Jan, joined the Firm, VanEck undertook a series of business initiatives that have since provided substantial growth. Since his brother Derek’s passing in 2010, Jan has managed the firm’s growing global operations and continues to do so today.
In Europe, VanEck opened its first office in 2008 – focusing on the index business – followed by the opening of its Swiss office in 2010 to focus on institutional distribution and business development for alternative and active investment management strategies. Shortly thereafter, the first UCITS-eligible active strategy was launched, prior to an alternative investment strategy in 2013. The first UCITS-compliant ETF was launched in 2015. In 2018, VanEck acquired the Dutch ETF provider “Think ETF Asset Management B.V.” to broaden its ETF portfolio for European and international markets.
VanEck founded with launch of international equity mutual fund
Created the first gold equity fund in the U.S.
Began managing emerging markets assets
Created first long-only hard assets fund
VanEck ETF business launched, leveraging the firm’s gold expertise
Launched first fixed-income ETF
Partnered with Morningstar to offer their wide moat methodology to investors
Launched UCITS funds
Became marketing agent for gold bullion ETF with option to take physical delivery of gold
Launched series of Guided Asset Allocation strategies in partnership with Ned Davis Research
Acquired Dutch ETF issuer Think ETF Asset Management B.V.
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Jan van Eck, CEO
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Martijn Rozemuller, CEO Europe
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Sabrina Giagheddu, Senior Legal Counsel
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