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Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA
  • Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Oversees the Fixed Income ETF team; responsible for portfolio strategies, as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets
  • Investment Management Team member since 2012
  • Prior to joining 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
  • Earlier career experience includes senior fixed income trading positions at Credit Lyonnais and HSBC
  • Quoted in Financial Times, Barron's, and ETF Trends, among others
  • CFA charterholder; member of CFA Society New York
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, History, Princeton University

James T. Colby III
James T. Colby III
  • Portfolio Manager for VanEck Vectors non-taxable Fixed Income ETFs; Senior Municipal Strategist responsible for portfolio strategy and security analysis; specializes in U.S. municipal bond markets
  • Investment Management Team Member since 2007
  • Prior to joining VanEck, held several senior municipal fixed income positions including director and senior portfolio manager for High Yield Municipal Fixed Income at Lord Abbett; director and senior portfolio manager for Municipal Fixed Income at John Hancock Funds; director for fixed income management at Old Harbor Capital; and co-manager/senior portfolio manager for municipal funds at Evergreen Asset Management
  • Media appearances include CNBC and Bloomberg Radio; quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney, Bloomberg News, Reuters, TheStreet, ETF Trends, Investor's Business Daily, and The Bond Buyer, among others
  • 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

Daniel Cho
Daniel Cho
  • Analyst for VanEck Vectors Fixed Income ETFs
  • Assists with research and index replication and sampling strategies; responsible for trade execution for Fixed Income ETF portfolios
  • Investment Management Team member since 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for VanEck's alternative investment funds; conducted extensive research in intraday pricing and trading of over-the-counter fixed-income securities
  • MS, Finance, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester
  • BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University

Stephanie Wang
Stephanie Wang
  • Quantitative Analyst for VanEck Vectors Fixed Income ETFs
  • Assists with developing and enhancing the municipal and taxable bonds ETF optimizer, providing research on attribution analysis and sensitivity analysis on bond characteristics and smart beta strategy
  • Investment Management Team member since 2016
  • Prior to her current position, worked as summer intern for both Quantitative Solutions group and Fixed Income ETF team
  • Earlier career experience includes working at Baruch College as a budget analyst and a GMAT and Mathematics course instructor
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College
  • BBA, Finance, Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College

Jared Model
Jared Model
  • Trader for VanEck Vectors Fixed Income ETFs
  • Responsible for trading and order execution, researching portfolio performance and attribution, and other portfolio management tasks
  • Investment Management Team member since 2017
  • Prior to joining VanEck, Trader at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC, monitored markets and executed equity and fixed income trades
  • Earlier career experience includes Assistant Vice President, Fixed Income Operations at Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc., handled trade settlements, corporate actions, and other functions for high yield and investment grade fixed income products
  • MBA, Finance, Montclair State University
  • BS, concentration in Accounting and Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Vermont