Institutional Services

Arian Neiron
CEO & Managing Director - Asia Pacific
Arian founded VanEck Australia and leads VanEck's Asia Pacific business. Recognised as a thought leader and with deep experience in asset management across a range of asset classes, his passion lies in designing investment solutions and is a pioneer of smart beta strategies in Australia. Prior to joining VanEck, Arian was a partner at boutique asset management advisory firm Sunstone Partners and was previously at Perpetual Investments, Credit Suisse and MLC. Arian has a B. Commerce from Curtin University and a Diploma of Financial Services.
Matthew McKinnon
Head of Business Development - Asia
Matthew is responsible for intermediary and institutional business development for VanEck in Australia and Asia-Pacific. Matthew has over 25 years of experience in funds management, investment banking and commodities. Prior to joining VanEck, Matthew was general manager distribution for Perpetual Equities and senior product manager at IOOF and was previously with Rothschild, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in London. Matthew has a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University.
John Caulfield
Director, Intermediaries and Institutions
John joined VanEck Australia in 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in the finance sector. He is an ETF expert and is regularly featured on AusBiz and podcasts like Equity Mates. He is responsible for the institutional and intermediary client business in New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand. John previously worked at FTSE Group (Australia) as the Director of Business Development, and at the London Metal Exchange. John has a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) in Finance from the University of Cape Town.
Russel Chesler
Head of Investments & Capital Markets
An actuary with over 25 years’ experience in financial services, Russel is responsible for managing VanEck's passive solutions. Prior to joining VanEck, Russel was a partner at Sunstone Partners, specialising in Asset and Wealth Management. Russel also worked for Perpetual Limited as General Manager of Protected Investments and Lending, and has held positions at Grange Securities, Alexander Forbes and Liberty Life. Russel has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
Jamie Hannah
Deputy Head of Investments & Capital Markets
Jamie provides portfolio management and capital market trading across the full range of VanEck’s passive solutions. Prior to joining VanEck, Jamie worked at Source ETFs in investment management and he held various roles at ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Morgan's and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jamie has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management Accounting) from the University of Newcastle and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.