• VanEck currently manages ETFs domiciled in Ireland and the Netherlands. It operates through two different Management Companies, Think ETF Asset Management in the Netherlands and VanEck Investments Limited in Ireland.


    VanEck® Investments Ltd

    VanEck® Investments Ltd. is a subsidiary of Van Eck Associates Corporation. Regulated under the law of Ireland, VanEck Investments Ltd. is the management company of VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs plc (ETFs) and VanEck ICAV (Funds). The management company is responsible for the management and distribution of active funds and ETFs and Funds.

    Board of Directors VanEck Investment Limited

    Jonathan R. Simon
    Mr Simon joined VanEck® in 2006. He is a Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation and Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation. He is a Director of Van Eck Securities Corporation, Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation, VanEck (Europe) GmbH, VanEck Switzerland AG and VanEck Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Prior to joining VanEck, Mr Simon worked as an associate at Sidley Austin LLP, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Mr Simon is a member of the New York State Bar. Mr Simon has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BS from Cornell University.

    Adam Phillips
    Mr Phillips joined VanEck in 2006 as the Director of Strategic Business and Capital Markets Relationships for all Market Vectors® Exchange-Traded Funds. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Market Vectors ETFs.
    Mr Phillips’ previous experience includes roles such as Founder and Managing Member of LB Trading, LLC, a proprietary ETF trading firm on the American Stock Exchange and Junior General Partner and Management Committee Member at Orbit II Partners, L.P., a proprietary trading firm specializing in equity options, index options and ETF market making. Mr Phillips was a member of the American Stock Exchange and was an Amex Floor Official.
    He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and American Civilization from Lafayette College.

    Bruce Smith, CPA
    Mr. Smith joined VanEck in 1983. He is a Director of various VanEck related entities including Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation and Think ETF Asset Management B.V. Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, and Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation and Director of VanEck (Europe) GmbH and VanEck Switzerland AG.
    Prior to joining VanEck, he was employed by McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs. Mr. Smith received a BS in Accounting from Fordham University.

    Eimear Cowhey
    Eimear Cowhey (Irish Resident) is an experienced investment management professional with over 25 years’ experience in financial services holding senior executive and board positions with Pioneer and Invesco Perpetual. Her executive roles were focused on mutual fund product development and management, international distribution, registration and listing of mutual funds and regulatory compliance. Since 2006 Eimear has served as a non-executive independent chairman, director and committee member of investment fund and management companies based in Dublin and Luxembourg of well-known global promoters and managers.
    Mrs. Cowhey is a qualified Irish solicitor and previously spent 7 years with Pioneer Global Investments Limited firstly as Head of Legal and Compliance and then as Head of Product Development. Prior to that she was Joint Managing Director, Global Fund Director (Int’l) and Head Legal Counsel for Invesco Dublin.
    Mrs. Cowhey is a former Chairman and Council member of IFIA the Irish funds industry association. She is also a former member of the IFSC Funds Group which is run under the auspices of the Department of An Taoiseach and is a joint government/industry group to advise the government of investment fund related matters. She was a member of the Committee on Collective Investment Governance which was established by the Central Bank of Ireland in December 2013 and which issued its report in July 2014. She holds a Bachelor in Civil Law and Certificate in Financial Services Law (both from University College Dublin) and a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance (ACCA). She lectures and tutors on the subject of Investment Funds and Financial Services at the Law Society and speaks regularly at conferences.

    Adrian Waters
    Mr Adrian Waters (Irish resident) is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and of The Institute of Directors. He is a Chartered Director (UK Institute of Directors) and he specializes in risk management and governance. He has over 20 years’ experience in the funds industry. He is a director of several other investment funds. From 1993 to 2001, he held various executive positions within The BISYS Group, Inc. (now part of the Citi Group), including Chief Executive Officer of BISYS Fund Services (Ireland) Limited and finally as Senior Vice President – Europe for BISYS Investment Services out of London. From 1989 to 1993, he was employed by the Investment Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and prior to that by Oliver Freaney and Company, Chartered Accountants, in Dublin. Mr Waters holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance both received from University College Dublin in 1985 and 2005, respectively. Additionally, in 2013, he has received a Master of Science degree in Risk Management from the Stern Business School at New York University.

    Remuneration Policy VanEck Investment Limited

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    Think ETF Asset Management B.V.

    Think ETF Asset Management B.V. is a subsidiary of Van Eck Associates Corporation and is regulated under Dutch law. It is the management company of ThinkCapital ETF’s N.V. At the moment, the company’s portfolio includes 14 ETFs that cover equities as well as corporate and government bonds.


    Management Board Think ETF Asset Management B.V.

    Martijn Rozemuller
    Mr Rozemuller joined VanEck in 2018 with the acquisition of Think ETF's. He serves as the European Head of VanEck and focuses on Sales, Marketing, Compliance, Legal and HR.
    Prior to joining VanEck, Mr Rozemuller served as Managing Director of Think ETF's which he founded in 2008. Before setting up Think ETF's, he was a partner at the Dutch trading firm Optiver where he began his career in 1995.
    Mr Rozemuller holds a Master's Degree in Business and Engineering from the University of Twente.

    Gijs Koning
    Mr Koning joined VanEck in 2018 with the acquisition of Think ETF's. He serves as the Head of Portfolio Management & Operations at VanEck Europe. As Managing Director he focuses on Portfolio Management and Product Development, Tax and Accounting.Mr Koning co-founded Think ETF’s together with Martijn Rozemuller in 2008.
    Prior to joining Think ETF’s he worked as a structurer at the Dutch merchant bank Kempen & Co. Until 2006 he was partner at Optiver, a global trading firm where he traded Equity Options both on the trading floor at the Exchange and electronically.
    Mr Koning holds a degree in Financial Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

    Supervisory Board Think ETF Asset Management B.V.

    Jonathan R. Simon
    Mr Simon joined VanEck® in 2006. He is a Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation and Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation. He is a Director of Van Eck Securities Corporation, Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation, VanEck (Europe) GmbH, VanEck Switzerland AG and VanEck Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Prior to joining VanEck, Mr Simon worked as an associate at Sidley Austin LLP, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Mr Simon is a member of the New York State Bar. Mr Simon has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BS from Cornell University.

    Adam Phillips
    Mr Phillips joined VanEck in 2006 as the Director of Strategic Business and Capital Markets Relationships for all Market Vectors® Exchange-Traded Funds. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Market Vectors ETFs.
    Mr Phillips’ previous experience includes roles such as Founder and Managing Member of LB Trading, LLC, a proprietary ETF trading firm on the American Stock Exchange and Junior General Partner and Management Committee Member at Orbit II Partners, L.P., a proprietary trading firm specializing in equity options, index options and ETF market making. Mr Phillips was a member of the American Stock Exchange and was an Amex Floor Official.
    He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and American Civilization from Lafayette College.

    Bruce Smith, CPA
    Mr. Smith joined VanEck in 1983. He is a Director of various VanEck related entities including Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation and Think ETF Asset Management B.V. Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, and Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation and Director of VanEck (Europe) GmbH and VanEck Switzerland AG.
    Prior to joining VanEck, he was employed by McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs. Mr. Smith received a BS in Accounting from Fordham University.

    Torsten Hunke
    Mr Hunke joined VanEck in 2014 as Head of Legal of VanEck Europe. He is also the Managing Director of VanEck (Europe) GmbH and MV Index Solutions GmbH. He has more than 17 years of experience as international investment fund lawyer.
    Prior to joining VanEck, Mr Hunke worked as a Director and EMEA Head of Legal at Credit Suisse. Earlier career milestones include positions at the Global Depositary Department at Deutsche Bank AG and the investment funds and banking regulatory department at Linklaters.Mr Hunke is an attorney at law and a member of the German Bar Association. He studied law at the Universities of Hannover, Brandenburg, and Le Havre (France).

    Remuneration Policy Think ETF Asset Management B.V.

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