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Charles Cameron

Charles Cameron
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 1995
  • Prior to VanEck, Trader at Standard Chartered; specialized in Eurobond and emerging markets fixed income securities
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Finance, Boston College
Charles Cameron

Imaru Casanova

Imaru Casanova
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy and Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2011
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst at McNicoll Lewis & Vlak; established the firm's metals and mining research department
  • Previously, Equity Research Analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet USA and BMO Capital Markets and held positions as Production Technologist, Offshore Wellsite Supervisor and Petroleum Engineer for Shell Exploration and Production
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • BS (magna cum laude), Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Imaru Casanova

Antonio De Pinho

Antonio  De Pinho
  • Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Previously, Chief Operating Officer of Energy XXI, Vice President, Exploration and Production U.S. Western & International Divisions at El Paso Corporation and Vice President International Business Development at Devon Energy
  • Served in the Portuguese Navy
  • Licentiate, Geological Engineering, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Antonio  De Pinho

Griffin Driscoll

Griffin  Driscoll
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to joining VanEck, ETF Basket Operations Analyst at JPMorgan
  • BS, Finance, Providence College
Griffin  Driscoll

Ola El-Shawarby, CFA

Ola  El-Shawarby, CFA
  • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Investment Analyst at Caravel Management LLC
  • Previously, Private Equity Summer Fellow at Kaust Investment Management Company
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society Egypt
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BA, (summa cum laude), Business Administration (concentration in Finance), The American University in Cairo
  • BS, Political Science (minor in Economics), Cairo University
Ola  El-Shawarby, CFA

Joseph Foster

Joseph  Foster
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy and Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Gold Investment Team including asset allocation, company research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 1996
  • Prior to VanEck, 14 years of dedicated experience in geology and mining; including serving as a Senior Geologist and Mine Exploration Geologist at Pinson Mining Company and Exploration Geologist at Lacana Gold Inc. (Reno, Nevada)
  • MBA, University of Nevada-Reno
  • MS, Geology, Mackey School of Mines
  • BS (magna cum laude), Geology, Tennessee Technological University
Joseph  Foster

Patricia Gonzalez

Patricia  Gonzalez
  • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
  • Joined VanEck in 2014
  • Prior to VanEck, Financial Analyst at Newgate Capital Management
  • MBA, Loyola University
  • BA, Economics, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela)
Patricia  Gonzalez

Dominic Jacobson

Dominic  Jacobson
  • Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in technology and healthcare research
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to VanEck, Global Healthcare Analyst and North Asian Technology Analyst at Gavekal Capital
  • MA, Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • BS, Chemistry with Honours, University of Edinburgh
Dominic  Jacobson

Ammar James

Ammar  James
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in agribusiness, timber and paper and packaging research
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Associate Investment Director at Cambridge Associates
  • BS, Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook
Ammar  James

Guo Hua (Jason) Jin

Guo  Hua (Jason) Jin
  • Portfolio Manager and Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • Previously, Portfolio Analyst at Evaluation Associates
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
Guo  Hua (Jason) Jin

James Kim

James  Kim
  • Head of ETF Capital Markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, ETF Capital Markets at iShares/BlackRock, advising clients on accessing capital markets, ETF suitability and best execution
  • BS, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
James  Kim

Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Gregory Krenzer, CFA
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Head of Active Trading with extensive experience in commodities, natural resource equities and emerging markets
  • Joined VanEck in 1994
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance (minor in Economics), Syracuse University
Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Ralph Lasta

Ralph  Lasta
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Intermediate Representative, Exchange Traded Funds at BNY Mellon.
  • BS, Accounting, Hunter College
Ralph  Lasta

Peter Liao, CFA

Peter  Liao, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Equity ETFs
  • Oversees the Equity ETF Investment Management Team including development and management of index replication and optimization strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, New York University
Peter  Liao, CFA

Christopher Mailloux, CFA

Christopher Mailloux, CFA
  • Trader for active equity strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2010
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Finance, Lehigh University
Christopher Mailloux, CFA

Charl Malan

Charl  Malan
  • Senior Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy and active Gold and Precious Metals Strategy specializing in base and industrial metals research
  • Joined VanEck in 2003
  • Prior to VanEck, Equity Research Sales Analyst specializing in South African mining, natural resources and financial research at JPMorgan Chase
  • Previously, Equity Research Analyst and Junior Portfolio Manager at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank, Asset Management (South Africa)
  • MBA, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • Honours in Business Administration, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • BA, Arts, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
Charl  Malan

Roland Morris Jr.

Roland  Morris Jr.
  • Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Commodities Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior experience as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services and client relationship management
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont
Roland  Morris Jr.

Adam Phillips

Adam  Phillips
  • Chief Operating Officer of VanEck Vectors ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2006; Executive Management Team member since 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, founder and managing member of LB Trading, LLC, a proprietary ETF trading firm on the American Stock Exchange
  • Previously, Junior General Partner and Management Committee member of Orbit II Partners, L.P., a proprietary trading firm specializing in equity options, index options and ETF market making
  • Member of American Stock Exchange, 1996-2006; Amex Floor Official, 2001-2003
  • BA, Economics and American Civilization, Lafayette College
Adam  Phillips

Nicholas Phillips

Nicholas  Phillips
  • Director of ETF Capital Markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to VanEck, Market Maker Specialist at Old Mission Capital, Susquehanna International, Goldman Sachs, Vtrader, Libertyship Capital and Gleber Group
  • BS, Financial Management, Clemson University
Nicholas  Phillips

Shawn Reynolds

Shawn  Reynolds
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Natural Resources Equity Investment Team including asset allocation, company research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • Prior to VanEck, energy analyst at Petrie Parkman & Co. covering U.S. oil and gas exploration and production companies
  • Previously, Analyst at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers (Australia) and Credit Suisse First Boston (London); covered North American, European and global energy companies; Exploration Geologist at Tenneco Oil Company
  • Served as board member of several private Latin American oil and gas exploration and production companies
  • MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance, Columbia Business School
  • MA (Phi Kappa Phi), Petroleum Geology, University of Texas, Austin
  • BS, Engineering, Cornell University
Shawn  Reynolds

David Semple

David  Semple
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
  • Oversees the Emerging Markets Equity team including company research, stock selection and portfolio construction
  • Joined VanEck in 1998
  • Prior to VanEck, served on the team sub-advising the VanEck Emerging Markets Strategy at Peregrine Asset Management (Hong Kong)
  • Previously, held regional strategy and sales positions at Peregrine Brokerage (Hong Kong)
  • Formerly a portfolio manager specializing in Asian equity markets at Murray Johnstone (Glasgow)
  • Member of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR); member of the CFA Institute
  • Bachelor of Law with Honors, University of Edinburgh
David  Semple

Alan Shih

Alan  Shih
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, experience as a venture financial analyst working with startups in the mobile, tech and entertainment research at Pulse Advisory
  • Previously, Equity Trader at Opus Trading Fund; FX Dealer at FXCM and Fixed Income Broker at Hennion & Walsh
  • MBA, Finance and Accounting, Fordham University
  • BA, Statistics, Rutgers University
Alan  Shih

Angus Shillington

Angus  Shillington
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, headed International Equity at ABN AMRO
  • Previously, several senior roles in research, sales, trading and portfolio management with a focus on the Asian and European markets at BNP Paribas (NY/LA), UBS Securities (Hong Kong) and Hill Samuel/BLW (Edinburgh)
Angus  Shillington

Veronica Zhang

Veronica  Zhang
  • Analyst for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy specializing in industrials and alternative energy research
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, worked in equity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, covering machinery, E&C and transportation
  • Previously, database consulting at G2 (branch of WPP) in their corporate finance division
  • BA, Economics and Statistics, Columbia University
Veronica  Zhang

Fixed Income

David Austerweil

David  Austerweil
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Vice President at ING Financial Services on the Emerging Markets Credit Trading & Structuring desk
  • Previously, member of the portfolio management team at The Rohatyn Group and Director in the Quantitative Financial Research group at Fitch Ratings
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Columbia University
  • BA, Computer Science, Columbia University
David  Austerweil

Daniel Cho

Daniel  Cho
  • Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for the firm’s alternative investment funds
  • MS, Finance, University of Rochester
  • BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
Daniel  Cho

James Colby III

James  Colby III
  • Portfolio Manager for non-taxable Fixed Income ETFs and Senior Municipal Strategist
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to joining VanEck, held several senior municipal fixed income positions at Lord Abbett, John Hancock Funds, Old Harbor Capital and Evergreen Asset Management
  • Member of National Municipal Buyers Conference (Chairman, 1996), Municipal Forum of New York, Boston Fixed Income Management Society and The Economics Club of New York
  • MBA, Finance, Hofstra University
  • BA, Economics and International Relations, Brown University
James  Colby III

Eric Fine

Eric  Fine
  • Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Oversees the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Team including asset allocation, fixed income research and security selection
  • Joined VanEck in 2009
  • Prior to VanEck, held senior leadership positions at Morgan Stanley including founding and managing Morgan Stanley's Emerging Markets Proprietary Trading group
  • Advised numerous governments on economic policies and debt profiles; rescheduled sovereign debts in Turkey and the Dominican Republic
  • MPA, International Trade/Finance, Harvard University
  • BA, Public Policy, Duke University
Eric  Fine

Natalia Gurushina

Natalia  Gurushina
  • Chief Economist for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to VanEck, worked at Roubini Global Economics in emerging markets currency/fixed income and G10 currency strategies
  • Previously, Analyst at Pantera Capital Management and as EMEA Economist at Deutsche Bank and Russia/CIS Economist at Bankers Trust
  • PhD, Economic History, University of Oxford
  • BA, Economics, Moscow State University
Natalia  Gurushina

Jared Model

Jared  Model
  • Trader for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Previously, Trader at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC and monitored markets and executed equity and fixed income trades and Fixed Income Operations at Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, Montclair State University
  • BS, concentration in Accounting and Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Vermont
Jared  Model

Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA

Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA
  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income ETFs
  • Responsible for portfolio strategies as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group; launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business
  • Previously, held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital; focused on corporate high-yield and distressed bonds with an emphasis on emerging markets
  • CFA charterholder; member of CFA Society New York
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, History, Princeton University
Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA

Robert Schmieder

Robert  Schmieder
  • Senior Corporate Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2015
  • Prior to VanEck, Executive Director/Head of Latin America Credit Research at BBVA Securities
  • Previously, Managing Director/Head of Latin America Corporate Credit Research at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
  • MBA, International Finance, New York University
  • MA, Spanish Literature, New York University
  • BA, Spanish Language and Literature, New York University
Robert  Schmieder

Stephanie Wang

Stephanie  Wang
  • Quantitative Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2016
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Baruch College
  • BBA, Finance, Baruch College
Stephanie  Wang

Commodities

Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Gregory Krenzer, CFA
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Head of Active Trading with extensive experience in commodities, natural resource equities and emerging markets
  • Joined VanEck in 1994
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance (minor in Economics), Syracuse University
Gregory Krenzer, CFA

Roland Morris Jr.

Roland  Morris Jr.
  • Portfolio Manager for the Commodity Index Strategy and Commodities Strategist for the active Natural Resources Equity Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior experience as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services and client relationship management
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont
Roland  Morris Jr.

Quantitative Investment Solutions

Barak Laks

Barak  Laks
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Real Asset Allocation Strategy and the Municipal Allocation Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Prior to joining VanEck, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with several hedge funds
  • MS, Mathematics, New York University
  • MS, Financial Mathematics, New York University
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, Yale University
Barak  Laks

John Lau

John  Lau
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for Global Asset Allocation Strategy
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, served as Settlements Supervisor and Administrator at VanEck
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
John  Lau

Joseph Schafer

Joseph  Schafer
  • Quantitative Analyst for VanEck active and passive investment strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2011
  • Prior to his current position, served as quantitative analyst and project manager at VanEck
  • MA, Statistics, Columbia University
  • MBA, Loyola University
  • BBA, Finance, Loyola University
Joseph  Schafer

David Schassler

David  Schassler
  • Portfolio Manager for Global Asset Allocation Strategy, Real Asset Allocation Strategy, and Municipal Allocation Strategy; Head of the VanEck Quantitative Investment Solutions (QIS) Team
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Portfolio Manager within the UBS Portfolio Strategy Group
  • Previously, sales and client relationship roles at Oppenheimer & Co. and Georgeson, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Business Economics, State University of New York College at Cortland
David  Schassler