Jan van Eck

Jan van Eck

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Jan van Eck is the Chief Executive Officer of VanEck, a mutual fund and ETF company headquartered in New York City. He is a renowned innovator, entrepreneur, and podcast enthusiast who has direct knowledge of today’s markets. He has created strategic beta, tactical allocation, emerging markets, and commodity-related investment strategies in mutual fund, ETF, and institutional formats. He dedicates his time working on funds that help investors provide types of portfolio exposure that might be valuable in tomorrow's markets.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Over the past two decades, van Each has worked on three major projects:
    1. starting a fund management joint venture in China;
    2. building VanEck's hedge fund business; and
    3. launching VanEck's ETF business in 2006.
  • He has registrations with the National Futures Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. 
  • He regularly appears on CNBC and Bloomberg Television.


  • Chief Executive Officer of Van Eck Associates Corporation
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Van Eck Associates Corporation
  • Director and President of Van Eck Securities Corporation
  • President, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee of VanEck Funds and VIP Trusts
  • President, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee of VanEck Vectors ETF Trust
  • Director of the National Committee on United States-China Relations


  • 2013 Finalist for Institutional Investor's Fund Leader of the Year
  • 2019 Finalist for’s Lifetime Achievement Award