Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Investment Teams

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 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

Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips
  • Joined Van Eck in 2006
  • Chief Operating Officer for Market Vectors ETFs
  • Previously Director of Strategic Business and Capital Markets Relationships for all Market Vectors Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • Earlier career experience includes 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
  • Member of American Stock Exchange; Amex Floor Official
  • BA, Economics and American Civilization, Lafayette College, 1992

Katie Waltemyer
Katie Waltemyer
  • Joined Van Eck in 2012
  • Responsible for the ETF Capital Markets relationships for the Market Vectors ETF business
  • Earlier career experience includes Product Specialist within the iShares Capital Markets Group and Relationship Manager for key broker dealer accounts at Blackrock/iShares
  • BS, Business Administration and Economics, Saint Mary’s College of California

Hao-Hung (Peter) Liao
Hao-Hung (Peter) Liao, CFA
  • Joined Van Eck in 2005
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager for Van Eck's Market Vectors exchange-traded funds; responsible for portfolio management for the Market Vectors equity portfolios, including reviewing indices and developing and implementing index replication and optimization strategies
  • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts
  • BA, Mathematics/Economics, New York University, 2004

George Cao
George Cao, CFA
  • Joined Van Eck in 2007
  • Serves as Portfolio Manager for Market Vectors exchange-traded funds; responsible for portfolio management of Market Vectors ETF equity portfolios
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, he served as Senior Finance Associate followed by Controller of Operations Administrations Division and Corporate Safety for United Airlines. He also served as Management Consultant to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, and prior to that, Financial Analyst for SAM Distribution Co. Ltd.
  • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts
  • MBA, Business, University of Chicago, 2004; BA, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, 1996

Guo Hua (Jason) Jin
Guo Hua (Jason) Jin
  • Joined Van Eck in 2005
  • Serves as Analyst for the Market Vectors exchange-traded funds; responsible for equity and fixed income research and assists the portfolio management of Market Vectors ETF portfolios
  • Has conducted and supervised extensive research in the intraday pricing and trading of certain over-the-counter fixed income securities
  • Prior to his current role, served as a portfolio administrator for Van Eck
  • Prior to joining Van Eck, a Portfolio Analyst for Evaluation Associates
  • BS, Business Administration, concentration in Financial Analysis, SUNY Buffalo

Wayne Xie
Wayne Xie
  • Joined Van Eck in 2007
  • Serves as Analyst for the Market Vectors® ETF Trust, responsible for assisting the portfolio management of Van Eck’s Market Vectors ETF Trust equity portfolios
  • Previously served as Portfolio Administrator for Van Eck, coordinating with custodian on launch of new ETFs
  • BS, Business Administration, concentration in International Business, SUNY Buffalo