Jan van Eck
Jan is the CEO of VanEck, a global investment manager. Headquartered in New York City since 1955, the firm has a long history of empowering Investors with forward-looking, intelligently designed mutual fund and ETF solutions. Jan joined the Firm in 1991 and its Executive Management Team in 1998, and leads the firm today. He also founded the Firm’s ETF business in 2006.
Furthering the firm’s mission to anticipate asset classes and trends, VanEck offers a variety of strategic beta, tactical allocation, emerging markets and commodity-related investment strategies in mutual fund, ETF and institutional formats. As one of the world’s largest ETF sponsors, the firm offers ETFs globally across a variety of equity and fixed income asset classes.
Jan holds a JD from Stanford University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with a major in Economics. He is a Director of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and is on the USC Marshall School of Business Board of Councilors. He routinely appears on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, and was a 2013 Finalist for Institutional Investor’s Fund Leader of the Year. More recently, Jan was a 2020 Finalist for ETF.com’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Firm was named 2020 ETF Provider of the Year by Fund Intelligence.