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ETFs & ETNs
VanEck currently manages ETFs domiciled in Ireland and the Netherlands. It operates through two different Management Companies, VanEck Asset Management B.V. in the Netherlands and VanEck Investments Limited in Ireland. Both Management Companies appointed VanEck (Europe) GmbH to act as distributor of the shares of the funds under management.
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.
Board of Directors VanEck Investments 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.
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 Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives and Director of Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation and Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation and served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation and Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corporation until July 2018. He is also a director of numerous affiliates of Van Eck Associates Corporation. Prior to joining VanEck, he was employed by McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs. Mr. Smith received a BS in Accounting from Fordham University.
Mary Canning is a financial services lawyer and a Non-Executive Director of Irish authorised investment funds. She has a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL 1984) and a Masters in Commercial Law (LLM 2005) from University College Dublin. She was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Ireland in 1989. From 1988 to 1990, she worked in the New York law firm of De Vos & Co., during which time she was admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of New York. Prior to joining Dillon Eustace in 1992, she worked as an associate in the law firm Cawley Sheerin Wynne. She became a partner in Dillon Eustace in 1992, and worked principally in the financial services department for 10 years. Since 2002, she has worked as a consultant, in Dillon Eustace and in other financial services firms, principally in areas of governance and compliance and in the provision of non-executive directorship services to Irish authorised investment funds.
Mr Adrian Waters 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 Investments Limited
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VanEck Asset Management B.V.
VanEck Asset Management B.V. is a subsidiary of Van Eck Associates Corporation and is regulated as a licensed manager of UCITS under Dutch law by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). It is the management company of VanEck VectorsTM ETFs N.V. At the moment, the company’s portfolio includes 14 ETFs that cover equities as well as corporate and government bonds.
Management Board VanEck Asset Management B.V.
Mr Rozemuller joined VanEck in 2018 with the acquisition of Think ETF's. The Dutch ETF provider was acquired by VanEck in 2018 and has been rebranded and fully integrated into VanEck in November 2019. Mr Rozemuller 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.
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 VanEck Asset Management B.V.
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 VanEck 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.
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 VanEck Asset Management B.V.
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VanEck (Europe) GmbH
VanEck (Europe) GmbH is a subsidiary of Van Eck Associates Corporation and the distribution hub of VanEck in Europe. VanEck (Europe) GmbH received a license from the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in Germany (BaFin) to conduct financial advice and brokerage services according to § 32 section 1 German Banking Act (“MiFID License”).
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