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Jan F. van Eck
Jan F. van Eck
  • Joined Van Eck in 1992.
  • Heads alternative, international and institutional businesses for Van Eck.
  • Also heads Van Eck's Market Vectors ETF business, which was launched in 2006.
  • Has created a variety of international, emerging markets and commodity-related investment strategies in mutual fund, ETF, and alternative investment formats.
  • Serves as portfolio manager and investment committee co-chair for the Van Eck Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund and the Van Eck VIP Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund
  • 2013 Finalist for Fund Leader of the Year, Institutional Investor's Mutual Fund Industry Awards.
  • From 1994 to 1998, established a fund management joint venture with Shenyin Wanguo Securities, one of the largest securities firms in China.
  • Fellowship at The Council of Institutional Investors, focusing on shareholder rights, 1990.
  • JD, Stanford University, 1991; BA (Phi Beta Kappa), Economics, Williams College, 1985.

Fran Rodilosso
Francis G. Rodilosso, CFA
  • Joined Van Eck in 2012.
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager for Van Eck’s Market Vectors® taxable exchange-traded funds; responsible for portfolio strategy, credit and market analysis.
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, served as Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group where he launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business.
  • Earlier career experience includes portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital where he focused on corporate high-yield and distressed situations, with an emphasis on emerging markets; also held senior fixed income trading positions at Credit Lyonnais and HSBC.
  • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
  • MBA, Finance, The Wharton School of Business, 1993; BA, History, Princeton University, 1990.

James T. Colby III
James T. Colby III
  • Joined Van Eck in 2007.
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager and Senior Municipal Strategist; responsible for Van Eck’s Market Vectors non-taxable exchange-traded funds, including market strategy and security analysis.
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, 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.
  • Featured speaker at various industry conference roundtables; has made appearances on and/or been quoted by various media, including CNBC, Bloomberg and Daily Bond Buyer.
  • Member of National Municipal Buyers Conference (Chairman, 1996), Municipal Forum of New York and Boston Fixed Income Management Society.
  • MBA, Finance, Hofstra University, 1979; BA, Economics and International Relations, Brown University, 1972.

Michael F. Mazier
Michael F. Mazier
  • Joined Van Eck in 2007.
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income Strategist for Van Eck's Market Vectors fixed income exchange-traded funds; responsible for portfolio strategy, market analysis, quantitative analysis and other research.
  • Also serves as Portfolio Manager for the Van Eck CM Commodity Index Fund, and as an investment team member for the Van Eck Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund and the Van Eck VIP Multi Manager Alternatives Fund.
  • Experience prior to joining Van Eck: Morgan Stanley, Fixed Income Research Department, Bond Analyst; MSCI-Barra, developed fixed income indexes; Morgan Stanley IT Department, developed fixed income analytics; Merrill Lynch, Vice President, covered closed-end funds and recommended fixed income strategies; Citicorp Investment Services, Product Manager; General Electric, Electrical Engineer, designed hardware for military satellites.
  • Quoted in various media, including Business Week, The Bond Buyer, Barron's, Bloomberg News and Reuters.
  • MBA, Columbia Business School, 1990; MS, Computer Engineering, Villanova University, 1986; BS, Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1983.

Ronald Sutedja
Ronald Sutedja
  • Joined Van Eck in 2011.
  • Serves as Analyst and investment team member with responsibility for researching, developing and implementing fixed income ETF optimization and risk models.
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, worked as Consultant for Axioma, Currency Arbitrage Quantitative Analyst for MavenFund and Software Engineer for Rockwell Collins.
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008; BS, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007.