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  • Hao-Hung (Peter) Liao, CFA

    Hao-Hung (Peter) Liao, CFA, Portfolio Manager

    • Head of Equity ETF Portfolio Management
    • Portfolio Manager for Equity ETFs
    • Oversees the Equity ETF Investment Management team; responsible for development and management of index replication and optimization strategies
    • Investment Management Team member since 2005
    • Quoted in The Wall Street Journal and ETF Trends
    • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts
    • BA, Mathematics and Economics, New York University
  • Guo Hua (Jason) Jin

    Guo Hua (Jason) Jin, Portfolio Manager and Analyst for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

    • Analyst for Equity ETFs
    • Assists with research and index replication strategies; responsible for trade execution for Equity and Fixed Income ETFs
    • Investment Management Team member since 2007
    • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck; conducted extensive research in intraday pricing and trading of over-the-counter fixed-income securities
    • Prior to joining VanEck, a portfolio analyst for Evaluation Associates
    • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), SUNY Buffalo
  • Photo of Eric Fine, Portfolio Manager

    Eric Fine, Portfolio Manager

    • Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
    • Oversees the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Team; responsible for portfolio strategy, credit and market analysis, and security selection
    • Investment Management Team member since 2009
    • Prior to joining VanEck, founded and managed Morgan Stanley's Emerging Markets Proprietary Trading group
    • Previously managed Morgan Stanley's Global Emerging Markets Economics and Strategy research group; established Morgan Stanley's Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Economics and Strategy research group
    • Advised numerous governments on economic policies and debt profiles; rescheduled sovereign debts in Turkey and the Dominican Republic
    • Established a telecommunications company in Russia that built the country's first securities clearing system for the Harvard Institute for International Development
    • Media appearances include Bloomberg Television; quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and Bloomberg, among others
    • Contributing author for Institutional Investor and Barron's
    • MPA, International Trade/Finance, Harvard University
    • BA, Public Policy, Duke University
  • Photo of David Austerweil, Deputy Portfolio Manager

    David Austerweil, Deputy Portfolio Manager

    • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
    • Responsible for portfolio management, trade execution, and quantitative investment frameworks; originate both sovereign and corporate investment ideas and research
    • Investment Management Team member since 2012
    • Prior to joining VanEck, a Vice President at ING Financial Services on the Emerging Markets Credit Trading & Structuring desk
    • Previously a member of the portfolio management team at The Rohatyn Group; covered global emerging markets credit; specialized in building quantitative frameworks for the investment process
    • Previously a Director in the Quantitative Financial Research group at Fitch Ratings; built one of the first industry models to statistically quantify the credit risk of U.S. commercial real estate loans
    • Earlier career experience includes an analyst position in the Municipal Finance Department at Goldman Sachs
    • MS, Financial Engineering, Columbia University
    • BA, Computer Science, Columbia University
  • Natalia Gurushina

    Natalia Gurushina, Economist

    • Economist for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
    • Investment Management Team member since 2013
    • Prior to joining VanEck, worked for Roubini Global Economics; responsible for Emerging Markets Currency/Fixed Income and G10 Currency Strategies
    • Previously an analyst at Pantera Capital Management (Tiger Management spin-off)
    • Formerly EMEA economist at Deutsche Bank and Russia/CIS economist at Bankers Trust
    • PhD, Economic History, University of Oxford (England)
    • BA, Economics, Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Carlos Nogueira

    Carlos Nogueira, Deputy Portfolio Manager

    • Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
    • Responsible for operations and trade execution
    • Investment Management Team member since 2009
    • Prior to joining VanEck, Risk Committee member and risk monitor for Emerging Markets, Foreign Exchange, and Strategic trading desks at Morgan Stanley; established a multi-platform trading flows monitoring program
    • Previously managed Morgan Stanley's index and quantitative analysis group for emerging markets and high yield debt; created indices used as benchmarks by Barclays Global Investors
    • Earlier career experience includes a quantitative analyst position for Morgan Stanley’s emerging markets and equity groups
    • PhD, Neuroscience, Boston University
    • MS, Computer Science, National Institute of Space Research
    • BS, Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
  • Robert Schneider

    Robert Schneider, Senior Corporate Analyst

    • Senior Corporate Analyst for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
    • Investment Management Team member since 2015
    • Prior to joining VanEck, Executive Director/Head of Latin America Credit Research at BBVA Securities
    • Previously Managing Director/Head of Latin America Corporate Credit Research at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
    • Earlier career experience includes similar positions at Calyon/Crèdit Agricole CIB; Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.; Santander Investment Securites.
    • MBA, International Finance, New York University
    • MA, Spanish Literature, New York University
    • BA, Spanish Language and Literature, New York University