Market Vectors Index Solutions – A Van Eck Company
Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) develops, monitors and markets the Market Vectors Indices, a selection of pure-play investable benchmark indices. The introduction of Market Vectors Indices has expanded Van Eck's successful Market Vectors brand from exchange traded products to indices, and the current portfolio of indices reflect the company's in-depth expertise related to emerging markets, hard assets and special asset classes.
Market Vectors Indices are specifically designed to be investable and licensed as the basis for financial products. Today, more than USD 12.1 billion are invested in investment products based on our indices, many of these products being the largest in their investment category.
MVIS also develops and maintains customized indices for third parties that aim to track specific investment themes. The team of MVIS' index experts has on average 10 years of experience in the development and design of indices.
Van Eck Global
Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, MVIS is a subsidiary of Van Eck Global (Europe), the base for Van Eck's international ETF business. Van Eck Global is a privately owned US-based investment management firm. Founded in 1955, the firm was among the first US money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing.
Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund was launched in 1968, and was the first US gold fund. Today the firm continues this tradition by offering innovative, actively managed investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, and other alternative asset classes.
Market Vectors exchange-traded products have been offered since 2006, and span many asset classes. Van Eck is the 6th largest ETF provider in the US and the 10th largest worldwide. Van Eck has offices around the world and manages about USD 33 billion in investors' assets.