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HYEM
VanEck Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF

Fund Description

The VanEck Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the ICE BofA Diversified High Yield US Emerging Markets Corporate Plus Index (EMLH), which is comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issued by non-sovereign emerging markets issuers that are rated below investment grade and that are issued in the major domestic and Eurobond markets.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    HYEM
  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    EMLH
  • Index Rebalancing

    Monthly
  • 2021 Preliminary NAIC
    Designation9

    4.B

 
as of 01/25/22

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    5.94%
  • Total Net Assets

    $1.3B
  • Number of Holdings

    865
  • Options

    Expected
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.40%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.40%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Monthly
1, 2, 9 See Important Disclosure
Why Invest?

Morningstar™ Ratings3
as of 12/31/2021

Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year
Emerging Markets Bond
3 stars of 262 funds
3 stars of 262 funds
3 stars of 219 funds

Key Points

  • Focuses solely on the non-sovereign segment of the high yield emerging markets bond market

  • Yield pickup and currently lower duration versus U.S. high yield corporate bonds7

  • Adds issuer and country diversification to a U.S.-only high yield exposure8

Yield
as of 01/25/22

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    5.94%
  • Distribution Yield1

    6.10%
  • 12-Month Yield1

    5.48%
 1 See Important Disclosure for definitions.

Fees & Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.40%
  • Other Expenses

    --
  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses

    --
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.40%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    --
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.40%
2Van Eck Associates Corporation (the “Adviser”) will pay all expenses of the Fund, except for the fee payment under the investment management agreement, acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, offering costs, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    HYEM
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    EMLH
  • NAV

    HYEMNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)5

    HYEMIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    58,300,000
  • Estimated Cash

    HYEMEU
  • Total Cash

    HYEMTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F353
  • ISIN

    US92189F3534
5See IIV Details. Source: Bloomberg

Fundamentals4
as of 01/25/22

  • Yield to Worst

    7.06%
  • Yield to Maturity

    7.26%
  • Effective Duration (yrs)

    3.75
  • Years to Maturity

    8.79
  • Modified Duration (yrs)

    4.15
  • Coupon

    5.89%
 4 See Important Disclosure for definitions.

Investment Professionals

  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income ETFs
  • Responsible for portfolio strategies as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group; launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business
  • Previously, held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital; focused on corporate high-yield and distressed bonds with an emphasis on emerging markets
  • CFA charterholder; member of CFA Society New York
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, History, Princeton University
  • Associate Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for the firm’s alternative investment funds
  • MS, Finance, University of Rochester
  • BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
  • Associate Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2016
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Baruch College
  • BBA, Finance, Baruch College
  • Senior Trader, Portfolio Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Previously, Trader at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC and monitored markets and executed equity and fixed income trades and Fixed Income Operations at Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, Montclair State University
  • BS, concentration in Accounting and Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Vermont

Prices as of 01/25/22

NAV/
Market Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change
NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
Prem/Discount
Distribution Charts
NAV &
Prem/Discount
History
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
HYEM $21.80
$21.86
539,676
270,369
$0.00 / -0.01%
$-0.03 / -0.14%
-1.96%
-2.45%
$0.06
0.28%
0.09%

Premium/Discount History as of 01/25/22

Calendar Year 2020 1Q 2021 2Q 2021 3Q 2021 4Q 2021 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 178 52 63 62 36
HYEM Days closed at NAV 6 2 0 1 2
Days closed at a discount 69 7 0 1 26


Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
05/08/12**
HYEM (NAV) 0.49 -2.38 -0.92 -0.92 5.90 4.35 -- 4.94
HYEM (Share Price) 1.72 -1.61 -0.84 -0.84 6.15 4.52 -- 5.02
EMLH (Index)** 0.38 -2.62 -1.29 -1.29 6.02 4.59 -- 5.48
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.11 0.24 0.37 0.37 -0.12 -0.24 -- -0.54
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
05/08/12**
HYEM (NAV) 0.49 -2.38 -0.92 -0.92 5.90 4.35 -- 4.94
HYEM (Share Price) 1.72 -1.61 -0.84 -0.84 6.15 4.52 -- 5.02
EMLH (Index)** 0.38 -2.62 -1.29 -1.29 6.02 4.59 -- 5.48
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.11 0.24 0.37 0.37 -0.12 -0.24 -- -0.54

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 12/31/21 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 883
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Holding Name
Coupon
Maturity
Country
Currency
% of Net
Assets
Industrial & Commercial Bank Of China L
3.200
03/24/2072
China
USD
0.98
Teva Pharmaceutical Finance Netherlands
3.150
10/01/2026
Israel
USD
0.78
Ecopetrol Sa
6.875
04/29/2030
Colombia
USD
0.61
Southern Gas Corridor Cjsc
6.875
03/24/2026
Azerbaijan
USD
0.57
Ecopetrol Sa
5.875
09/18/2023
Colombia
USD
0.53
Ecopetrol Sa
5.875
05/28/2045
Colombia
USD
0.51
Tullow Oil Plc
10.250
05/15/2026
United Kingdom
USD
0.49
Cemex Sab De Cv
3.875
07/11/2031
Mexico
USD
0.48
Bank Of Communications Co Ltd
3.800
11/18/2169
China
USD
0.45
Dp World Salaam
6.000
07/01/2169
Uae
USD
0.45
Top 10 Total (%) 5.85

These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

‡See Country of Risk disclosure.

Country Weightings (%) as of 12/31/21

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • China

    12.50
  • Brazil

    9.04
  • Mexico

    7.46
  • Turkey

    6.33
  • Colombia

    5.72
  • India

    5.52
  • Argentina

    3.59
  • Russia

    3.38
  • Israel

    3.31
  • United States

    3.22
  • United Kingdom

    3.00
  • South Africa

    2.99
  • Indonesia

    2.30
  • Uae

    2.22
  • Singapore

    2.03
  • Luxembourg

    1.92
  • Oman

    1.63
  • Peru

    1.59
  • Zambia

    1.59
  • Ukraine

    1.44
  • Other/Cash

    19.23

Currency Exposure (%)
as of 12/31/21

  • U.S. Dollar

    99.68
  • Other/Cash

    0.32

Sector Weightings (%) as of 12/31/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Financials

    34.7
  • Energy

    17.1
  • Basic Materials

    10.8
  • Industrials

    8.5
  • Utilities

    7.1
  • Real Estate

    5.2
  • Technology

    4.4
  • Consumer Cyclicals

    4.0
  • Consumer Non-Cyclicals

    3.8
  • Healthcare

    3.3
  • Government Activity

    0.8
  • Other/Cash

    0.4

Credit Quality (%) as of 12/31/21

Composite % of Net Assets
Investment Grade BBB 1.96
Non-Investment Grade BB 57.55
B 28.82
CCC 6.27
CC 0.64
C 0.22
Total Investment Grade -- 1.96
Total Non-Investment Grade -- 93.50
Not Rated -- 4.54
 

Maturity (%) as of 12/31/21

Average Portfolio Maturity: 8.82 Years