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INIIX
International Investors Gold Fund - Class I

Portfolio Manager Transition Plans Announced, Effective May 1, 2023

Beginning May 1, 2023, the Fund’s current Deputy Portfolio Manager, Imaru Casanova, will replace Joseph M. Foster as Portfolio Manager for the Fund. Mr. Foster is expected to remain a key member of the Fund’s investment team, serving as a Gold Strategist.


Please see our statement on these changes with thoughts from the Jan van Eck, Joe Foster, and Imaru Casanova. Additional information can also be found in the Gold Portfolio Management Transition FAQ. For more information, please refer to the prospectus.

Portfolio Manager Transition Plans Announced, Effective May 1, 2023

Beginning May 1, 2023, the Fund’s current Deputy Portfolio Manager, Imaru Casanova, will replace Joseph M. Foster as Portfolio Manager for the Fund. Mr. Foster is expected to remain a key member of the Fund’s investment team, serving as a Gold Strategist.


Please see our statement on these changes with thoughts from the Jan van Eck, Joe Foster, and Imaru Casanova. Additional information can also be found in the Gold Portfolio Management Transition FAQ. For more information, please refer to the prospectus.

Daily Price as of 02/06/23

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$12.87 $-0.13 / -1.00%

Class I Details: INIIX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
10/02/06 1.03%/1.00%

Fund Summary and Key Points

The VanEck International Investors Gold Fund (the "Fund") seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in common stocks of gold-mining companies. Income is a secondary consideration.

  • An actively managed portfolio, with a 50 year track record, that invests in gold-mining equities; geologist Joe Foster has been part of the investment team since 1996
  • Offers exposure to gold — a distinct asset class typically fueled by robust investment and jewelry demand, as well as ongoing supply constraints
  • May provide a hedge against financial assets in volatile markets or inflationary periods
  • Managed by a specialized investment team that conducts continuous on- and under-the-ground research to access mining efficiencies and opportunities

Fund Details
as of 12/31/22

  • Net Assets (All Classes)
    $676.2M
  • Number of Holdings
    43
  • Avg. Wtd. Market Cap
    $4.3B
  • Turnover Rate (2022)
    36.9%
  • P/B (LTM)*
    1.6
  • Benchmark Index
    NYSE Arca Gold Miners (GDMNTR) Index
*Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio is the ratio of a stock's price to its book value.

Investment Style Box

image Investment style box diagram illustrating the investment strategy of the International Investors Gold Fund

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

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(10/02/06)
VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
At Net Asset Value
1.32 18.96 -13.50 -13.50 1.84 4.30 -2.32 --
NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index2
1.12 21.48 -8.63 -8.63 0.80 5.68 -3.52 --
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
(10/02/06)
VanEck International Investors Gold Fund: Class I
At Net Asset Value 1.32 18.96 -13.50 -13.50 1.84 4.30 -2.32 --
NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index2 1.12 21.48 -8.63 -8.63 0.80 5.68 -3.52 --

Top 10 Holdings (%)

HOLDINGS
SECTOR
% OF NET ASSETS
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Gold
9.4
Franco-Nevada Corporation
Gold
8.7
Endeavour Mining PLC
Gold
6.5
Barrick Gold Corporation
Gold
5.8
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp
Gold
4.9
Kinross Gold Corporation
Gold
4.7
Alamos Gold Inc.
Gold
4.7
B2Gold Corp.
Gold
4.4
Newmont Corporation
Gold
4.4
Northern Star Resources Ltd
Gold
4.3
Top 10 Total 57.8

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These are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Holdings may vary.

Sector Weightings (%)
as of 12/31/22

SECTOR % OF NET ASSETS
Gold 92.1
Precious Metals & Minerals 1.5
Diversified Metals & Mining 1.2
Silver 0.9
Other 1.8
Cash 2.5

Country Weightings (%) as of 12/31/22

COUNTRY % OF NET ASSETS
Canada
61.0
Australia
18.2
United States
10.7
United Kingdom
6.5
Mexico
1.0
Cash
2.5