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VanEck Inflation Allocation Portfolio

Overview

VanEck's Inflation Allocation Portfolio seeks long-term total return. In pursuing long-term total return, the strategy seeks to maximize real returns while seeking to reduce downside risk during sustained market declines. The strategy primarily allocates to exchange-traded products that provide exposure to inflation fighting real assets including resource assets: commodities, natural resource equities; income assets: REITs, Infrastructure, MLPs; and financial assets: gold, gold mining equities.


Highlights


  • Exposure to key inflation fighting assets
  • Adapts to a wide variety of inflationary regimes
  • Responds to changing risk environment

Market Capitalization (%) as of 03/31/2024

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Market capitalization (cap) is the value of a corporation as determined by the market price of its issues and outstanding common stock.

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 03/31/2024

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Holding Name % of Net
Assets
VanEck Merk Gold Trust 26.53
VanEck Commodity Strategy ETF 20.45
iShares Global Infrastructure ETF 11.68
VanEck Energy Income ETF 6.20
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund 6.13
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF 5.46
Vanguard Real Estate ETF 4.29
VanEck Oil Services ETF 4.05
Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF 3.10
VanEck Steel ETF 3.06
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Country Weightings (%)
as of 03/31/2024

Country % of Net Assets
United States 99.73
Cash 0.27

Sector Weightings (%)
as of 03/31/2024

Sector % of Net Assets
Resource Assets 43.99
Financial Assets 30.47
Income Assets 25.27
Cash/Other 0.27

Investment Professionals

  • Head of the Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) Team
  • Portfolio Manager for multiple allocation strategies spanning real assets, multi-asset income, thematics, municipals, and trend-following U.S. equities
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Portfolio Manager within the UBS Portfolio Strategy Group
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Business Economics, State University of New York College at Cortland
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for multiple allocation strategies spanning real assets, multi-asset income, thematics, and municipals
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, served as Fund Analyst at VanEck
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo

Important Definitions & Disclosures

The model is not a mutual fund or other type of security and will not be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and no units or shares of the model will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, nor will they be registered with any state securities regulator. Accordingly, the model is not subject to compliance with the requirements of such acts.

An investment in the Strategy may be subject to risks which include, but are not limited to, risks related to small- and medium-capitalization companies, emerging market issuers, foreign securities, foreign currency, equity securities, derivatives, blockchain, social media analytics, non-diversification, sector, market, economic, political, regulatory, world event, index tracking, cash transactions, operational, authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, issuer-specific changes, and index-related concentration risks, all of which may adversely affect the Strategy. Emerging market issuers and foreign securities may be subject to securities markets, political and economic, investment and repatriation restrictions, different rules and regulations, less publicly available financial information, foreign currency and exchange rates, operational and settlement, and corporate and securities laws risks. Small- and medium-capitalization companies may be subject to elevated risks. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous.

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