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VanEck VIP Emerging Markets Bond Fund*


The VanEck VIP Emerging Markets Bond Fund can invest in debt securities that are issued by governments, quasi-government entities or corporations in emerging markets countries. These securities may be denominated in any currency, including those of emerging markets. By investing in emerging markets debt securities, the Fund offers exposure to emerging markets fundamentals, generally characterized by lower debts and deficits, higher growth rates and independent central banks. Lead Portfolio Manager, Eric Fine, has over 25 years of experience in emerging markets.


Fund Details


Net Assets $17.2M
Turnover Rate (2021) 279.7% Number of Issues 96

Fund Summary


The Fund seeks high total return — income plus capital appreciation — by investing globally, primarily in a variety of debt securities. The Fund's benchmark is 50% J.P Morgan Emerging Markets Bond Index (EMBI) Global Diversified and 50% J.P. Morgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) Global Diversified.

Gross Currency Exposure (%)


U.S. Dollar 38.8
Brazilian Real 7.1
Euro 6.4
South African Rand 5.8
Peruvian New Sol 4.2
Indonesian Rupiah 3.9
Malaysian Ringgit 2.5
Czech Koruna 2.5
Philippines Peso 2.3
Zambian Kwacha 2.3
South Korean Won 2.3
Dominican Rep. Peso 2.2
Uruguay Peso 2.1
Israeli Shekel 1.8
Polish Zloty 1.8
Chilean Peso 1.5
Sri Lankan Rupee 1.3
Turkish Lira 1.0
Romanian Leu 1.0
Colombian Peso 0.0
Hungarian Forint 0.0

Top Countries (%)


Mexico 8.7
Brazil 8.4
South Africa 6.4
Indonesia 4.6
Peru 4.2
Turkey 2.6
Malaysia 2.5
Czech Republic 2.5
China 2.5
Sri Lanka 2.4
Other 46.1
Cash 9.1

Credit Quality Breakdown (%)


AAA 0.0
AA 6.1
A 8.6
BBB 20.4
BB 29.0
B 7.2
CCC 5.8
CC 2.7
C 0.0
NR 9.7
Other 1.4
Cash 9.1
Source: Bloomberg. Rating is a proprietary composite of various rating agencies. A bond must be rated by two or more rating agencies to receive a composite rating; otherwise it is classified as Not Rated.

All Holdings (%)


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Fund Statistics


Effective Duration (Years) 4.48
Average Years to Maturity 6.70
Effective duration takes into account that expected cash flows will fluctuate as interest rates change. Average years to maturity is the average amount of time until the bonds mature.

Portfolio Weightings (%)


Sovereign Bond 73.1
Corporate Bond 15.7
Quasi-Sovereign Bond 2.1
Cash 9.1

Regional Weightings (%)


Latin America 34.4
Asia 31.9
Africa 14.1
EU Europe 7.4
Non-EU Europe 2.6
North America 0.2
Other 0.3
Cash 9.1