Van Eck Global - Since 1955

Investment Teams

Commodities Team

The Van Eck CM Commodity Index Fund is a passively managed mutual fund that seeks to track, before fees and expenses, the performance of the UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Total Return Index (CMCI). Although passively managed, the Fund is overseen by Michael F. Mazier, a senior fixed income strategist with extensive expertise in global fixed income securities.

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.

Roland Morris
Roland Morris Jr.
  • Joined Van Eck in 2012.
  • Serves as managing director focused on macro strategies, commodities trading and client development for Van Eck's long-only strategies and alternative investments.
  • Earlier career experience includes thirty years in the financial services industry as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services; and client relationship management.
  • BA, Economics, University of Vermont, 1980.

Charles T. Cameron
Charles T. Cameron
  • Joined Van Eck in 1995.
  • Oversees all trade execution for Van Eck and specializes in constructing macro analyses with respect to commodity markets; also investment team member of our flagship hard assets fund, Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund and Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund.
  • From 1989 to 1995, a trader in Eurobond and emerging market debt for Standard Chartered.
  • Prior to 1989, traded commodity and fixed income securities for various sell-side firms.
  • MBA, Finance, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 1993; BS, Finance, Boston College, 1982.

Gregory F. Krenzer, CFA
Gregory F. Krenzer, CFA
  • Joined Van Eck in 1994.
  • Serves as investment team member of Van Eck Global Hard Assets Fund and Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund ; also serves as risk manager for Hard Assets Strategy; specializes in trade construction with experience in commodities, natural resource equities and global fixed income.
  • From 1993 to 1994, an investment researcher for high net worth group at Merrill Lynch.
  • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
  • BS (Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society), Finance/Economics, Syracuse University, 1994.