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VanEck Wealth Builder Portfolios

Overview

Our Wealth Builder Portfolios provide core exposure to equities and fixed income with a strategic allocation to real assets. Security selection which marries the elements of both active and passive strategies allows the portfolio to adapt to changing markets. Its systematic investment approach including an opportunistic rebalancing framework focuses on maximizing diversification and monitoring risk at both the fund and the macro level to allow investors to optimize performance over the long-term.


Highlights


  • Core portfolios with unique diversification, asset selection, and risk controls designed to perform across economic regimes
  • The portfolios’ real asset allocation functions as a key differentiator from conventional core strategies and an inflation hedge
  • Combination of unique active and passive processes are applied to three investor risk tolerances to meet individual investing needs

Target Allocations

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Performance History:

Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
12/28/23
Wealth Builder Moderate (Net) -3.25 1.26 -0.29 -- -- -- -- -0.61
Wealth Builder Moderate (Gross) -3.25 1.26 -0.29 -- -- -- -- -0.61
6040MOD (Index) -3.02 0.92 1.20 -- -- -- -- 1.00
  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
12/28/23
Wealth Builder Moderate (Net) 2.70 3.06 3.06 -- -- -- -- 2.73
Wealth Builder Moderate (Gross) 2.70 3.06 3.06 -- -- -- -- 2.73
6040MOD (Index) 2.10 4.35 4.35 -- -- -- -- 4.15

Investment Professionals

  • Head of the Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) Team
  • Portfolio Manager for multiple allocation strategies spanning real assets, multi-asset income, thematics, municipals, and trend-following U.S. equities
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Director and Portfolio Manager within the UBS Portfolio Strategy Group
  • MBA, Finance, New York University
  • BS, Business Economics, State University of New York College at Cortland
  • Deputy Portfolio Manager for multiple allocation strategies spanning real assets, multi-asset income, thematics, and municipals
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, served as Fund Analyst at VanEck
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo

Important Definitions & Disclosures

The model is not a mutual fund or other type of security and will not be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and no units or shares of the model will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, nor will they be registered with any state securities regulator. Accordingly, the model is not subject to compliance with the requirements of such acts.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. As with any investment strategy, there is no guarantee that investment objectives will be met and investors may lose money. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

An investment in the Strategy may be subject to risks which include, but are not limited to, risks related to small- and medium-capitalization companies, emerging market issuers, foreign securities, foreign currency, equity securities, credit, interest rate, floating rate, commodities, underlying funds, derivatives, non-diversification, sector, market, economic, political, regulatory, world event, index tracking, cash transactions, operational, authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, issuer-specific changes, and index-related concentration risks, all of which may adversely affect the Strategy. Emerging market issuers and foreign securities may be subject to securities markets, political and economic, investment and repatriation restrictions, different rules and regulations, less publicly available financial information, foreign currency and exchange rates, operational and settlement, and corporate and securities laws risks. Small- and medium-capitalization companies may be subject to elevated risks. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous.

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Core Plus 20/80 Conservative (Proprietary) is a diversified, risk-balanced portfolio of U.S. listed ETFs that gains exposure to key asset classes. These include, U.S., developed international and emerging market equities, U.S. investment grade, high yield and emerging market debt, and commodity futures, gold bullion and natural resource equities. Additionally, the strategy may gain exposure, through U.S. listed ETFs, to more differentiated assets, such as digital assets and high yield alternatives. The strategy will re-balance periodically to maintain diversification and its overall risk profile. The Core Plus 20/80 Conservative (Proprietary) risk level is conservative. 100% of composite assets are proprietary.

20% ACWI 80% US Broad Market Index (2080CON) is a blended index of 20% MSCI ACWI and 80% ICE BofA US Broad Market Index. MSCI All Country World Index (MXWD) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the combined equity market performance of developed and emerging markets countries. ICE BofA US Broad Market Index (US00) tracks the performance of US dollar denominated investment grade debt publicly issued and settled in the US domestic market, including US Treasury, quasi-government, corporate, securitized and collateralized securities.

The composite returns represent the total returns of all fully discretionary portfolios within the Core Plus 20/80 Conservative (Proprietary) mandate. The returns of the portfolio are time-weighted, based on trade date accounting. VanEck’s policy is to accrue interest income and recognize dividend income and short dividend expense as reported on ex-dividend date. Interest income is recognized when received. Interest, dividends, and capital gains accrued on foreign securities are reported net of non-reclaimable foreign withholding taxes. Portfolio valuations are based on market values and expressed in US Dollars.

Core Plus 60/40 Moderate (Proprietary) is a diversified, risk-balanced portfolio of U.S. listed ETFs that gains exposure to key asset classes. These include, U.S., developed international and emerging market equities, U.S. investment grade, high yield and emerging market debt, and commodity futures, gold bullion and natural resource equities. Additionally, the strategy may gain exposure, through U.S. listed ETFs, to more differentiated assets, such as digital assets and high yield alternatives. The strategy will re-balance periodically to maintain diversification and its overall risk profile. The Core Plus 60/40 Moderate (Proprietary) risk level is moderate. 100% of composite assets are proprietary.

60% ACWI 40% US Broad Market Index (6040MOD) is a blended index of 60% MSCI ACWI and 40% ICE BofA US Broad Market Index. MSCI All Country World Index (MXWD) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the combined equity market performance of developed and emerging markets countries. ICE BofA US Broad Market Index (US00) tracks the performance of US dollar denominated investment grade debt publicly issued and settled in the US domestic market, including US Treasury, quasi-government, corporate, securitized and collateralized securities.

The composite returns represent the total returns of all fully discretionary portfolios within the Core Plus 60/40 Moderate (Proprietary) mandate. The returns of the portfolio are time-weighted, based on trade date accounting. VanEck’s policy is to accrue interest income and recognize dividend income and short dividend expense as reported on ex-dividend date. Interest income is recognized when received. Interest, dividends, and capital gains accrued on foreign securities are reported net of non-reclaimable foreign withholding taxes. Portfolio valuations are based on market values and expressed in US Dollars.

Core 80/20 Aggressive (Proprietary) is a diversified, risk-balanced portfolio of U.S. listed ETFs that gains exposure to key asset classes. These include, U.S., developed international and emerging market equities, U.S. investment grade, high yield and emerging market debt, and commodity futures, gold bullion and natural resource equities. The strategy will re-balance periodically to maintain diversification and its overall risk profile. The Core 80/20 Aggressive (Proprietary) risk level is aggressive. 100% of composite assets are proprietary. 80% ACWI 20% US Broad Market Index (8020AGG) is a blended index of 80 % MSCI ACWI and 20% ICE BofA US Broad Market Index. MSCI All Country World Index (MXWD) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure the combined equity market performance of developed and emerging markets countries. ICE BofA US Broad Market Index (US00) tracks the performance of US dollar denominated investment grade debt publicly issued and settled in the US domestic market, including US Treasury, quasi-government, corporate, securitized and collateralized securities.

The composite returns represent the total returns of all fully discretionary portfolios within the Core 80/20 Aggressive (Proprietary) mandate. The returns of the portfolio are time-weighted, based on trade date accounting. VanEck’s policy is to accrue interest income and recognize dividend income and short dividend expense as reported on ex-dividend date. Interest income is recognized when received. Interest, dividends, and capital gains accrued on foreign securities are reported net of non-reclaimable foreign withholding taxes. Portfolio valuations are based on market values and expressed in US Dollars.

Composite returns are shown gross and net of management fees while including the reinvestment of all income. Brokerage and transaction expenses such as exchange, duty, and commission fees are deducted from trade amounts to determine net transaction costs/proceeds which are reflected in both gross and net returns. Net of fee performance is calculated by deducting actual management fees and in some instances, performance based fees charged to each account.

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