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Imaru Casanova

Portfolio Manager, Gold and Precious Metals

Bio

Ima oversees the Gold Investment Team including asset allocation, company research and security selection. Prior to joining VanEck, Ima worked at McNicoll Lewis & Vlak as Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst in charge of establishing its metals and mining research department. Ima also held previous roles as an equity research analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet USA, and as an associate analyst for BMO Capital Markets’ gold research team. Prior to working as an analyst, Ima was a production technologist, offshore well-site supervisor and petroleum engineer for Shell Exploration and Production in Venezuela.

Expertise
  1. Gold
  2. Gold Equities
  3. Equity Research
  4. Financial Modeling
  5. Valuations
  6. Portfolio Construction
Education
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Awards
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Galileo Scholarship Recipient