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Emerging Markets Fund - Class A

Market Updates*

  • The availability of vaccines and actual vaccination rates have generally surpassed expectations from a few months ago, but many emerging markets (and some developed markets, such as Japan) were starting from low levels of achieved vaccination.
  • The inflation debate is about long-run expectations where the outlook is much less clear, as secular forces of debt, demographics and digitization may conspire to keep generalized inflation low.
  • Northeast Asia dominates fabrication of certain areas of semiconductors.1

Learn More | Normalization and Change at the Same Time

1Source: BGC, UBS. Data as of 2019.

Market Updates*

  • The availability of vaccines and actual vaccination rates have generally surpassed expectations from a few months ago, but many emerging markets (and some developed markets, such as Japan) were starting from low levels of achieved vaccination.
  • The inflation debate is about long-run expectations where the outlook is much less clear, as secular forces of debt, demographics and digitization may conspire to keep generalized inflation low.
  • Northeast Asia dominates fabrication of certain areas of semiconductors.1

Learn More | Normalization and Change at the Same Time

1Source: BGC, UBS. Data as of 2019.

Daily Price as of 09/21/21

NAV DAILY CHANGE
$20.04 $0.09 / +0.45%

Class A Details: GBFAX

INCEPTION DATE GROSS/NET EXPENSES1
1.47%/1.47%
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VanEck's Emerging Markets Equity Investment Team seeks secular growth trends, such as domestic consumption, that contribute materially to the economic health of the emerging markets. The strategy often results in portfolios of small- and mid-cap stocks. David Semple, a veteran of emerging markets investing, is the primary portfolio manager, and he is supported by Angus Shillington, Patricia Gonzalez, Ola El-Shawarby, and Dominic Jacobson.

  • David A. Semple, Portfolio Manager

    • Industry Experience Since 1990
    • Joined VanEck in 1998
    • Bachelor of Law with Honors, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
    • Oversees the Emerging Markets Equity team including company research, stock selection and portfolio construction
    • Joined VanEck in 1998
    • Prior to VanEck, served on the team sub-advising the VanEck Emerging Markets Strategy at Peregrine Asset Management (Hong Kong)
    • Previously, held regional strategy and sales positions at Peregrine Brokerage (Hong Kong)
    • Formerly a portfolio manager specializing in Asian equity markets at Murray Johnstone (Glasgow)
    • Member of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR); member of the CFA Institute
    • Bachelor of Law with Honors, University of Edinburgh
  • Angus Shillington, Deputy Portfolio Manager

    • Industry Experience Since 1993
    • Joined VanEck in 2009
    • Former Head of International Equity for ABN AMRO
    • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
    • Joined VanEck in 2009
    • Prior to VanEck, headed International Equity at ABN AMRO
    • Previously, several senior roles in research, sales, trading and portfolio management with a focus on the Asian and European markets at BNP Paribas (NY/LA), UBS Securities (Hong Kong) and Hill Samuel/BLW (Edinburgh)
  • Patricia Gonzalez, Senior Analyst

    • Industry Experience Since 2008
    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • MBA, Loyola University
    • BA, Economics, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela)
    • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • Prior to VanEck, Financial Analyst at Newgate Capital Management
    • MBA, Loyola University
    • BA, Economics, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela)
  • Ola El-Shawarby, CFA, Senior Analyst

    • Industry Experience Since 2005
    • Joined VanEck in 2017
    • MBA, Harvard Business School
    • BA, (summa cum laude), Business Administration (concentration in Finance), The American University in Cairo (Egypt)
    • BS, Political Science (minor in Economics), Cairo University (Egypt)
    • Senior Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
    • Joined VanEck in 2017
    • Prior to VanEck, Director and Investment Analyst at Caravel Management LLC
    • Previously, Private Equity Summer Fellow at Kaust Investment Management Company
    • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society Egypt
    • MBA, Harvard Business School
    • BA, (summa cum laude), Business Administration (concentration in Finance), The American University in Cairo
    • BS, Political Science (minor in Economics), Cairo University
  • Dominic Jacobson, Analyst

    • Industry Experience Since 2015
    • Joined VanEck in 2018
    • MA, Chemistry, Imperial College London (England)
    • BS, Chemistry with Honours, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • Analyst for the active Emerging Markets Equity Strategy specializing in technology and healthcare research
    • Joined VanEck in 2018
    • Prior to VanEck, Global Healthcare Analyst and North Asian Technology Analyst at Gavekal Capital
    • MA, Chemistry, Imperial College London
    • BS, Chemistry with Honours, University of Edinburgh