Since its foundation in 1955, VanEck has been driven by innovation and stands for intelligently designed, forward-looking investment strategies. As of 31 December, VanEck managed approximately USD 70 billion including ETFs, mutual funds and institutional mandates. With over 90 ETFs worldwide, the asset manager offers a comprehensive portfolio featuring numerous sectors, asset classes and smart beta strategies. VanEck was one of the first asset managers to offer investors in the USA access to international markets. It has consistently aimed at identifying new trends and asset classes, such as gold investments in 1968, emerging markets in 1993 and ETFs in 2006, an approach that is still shaping the entire investment sector today.