1. Guide To ETF Providers: Introduction
  2. Guide To ETF Providers: Direxion
  3. Guide To ETF Providers: EG Shares
  4. Guide To ETF Providers: ETF Securities
  5. Guide To ETF Providers: Guggenheim
  6. Guide To ETF Providers: IndexIQ
  7. Guide To ETF Providers: Invesco PowerShares
  8. Guide To ETF Providers: iShares
  9. Guide To ETF Providers: ProShares
  10. Guide To ETF Providers: State Street Global Advisors
  11. Guide To ETF Providers: Van Eck
  12. Guide To ETF Providers: Vanguard
  13. Guide To ETF Providers: WisdomTree
  14. Guide To ETF Providers: Conclusion
Van Eck Associates Corporation was founded in 1955 by John C. van Eck. Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund was launched in 1968, becoming the first gold fund in the U.S. Today it offers actively managed investments in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals, fixed income, and other specialized domestic and international asset classes.

Van Eck ETFs have been offered since 2006 when it launched the first gold-mining ETF in the U.S.: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ARCA:GDX), which is Van Eck's most actively traded ETF with an average three-month volume of nearly 14 million. Today, Van Eck's Market Vectors family of ETFs includes 55 funds, spanning multiple asset classes including equity, fixed income, precious metals and currencies. As of the third quarter of 2012, Van Eck Global managed approximately $37.8 billion in investor assets. Market Vectors is the fifth largest provider of exchange-traded products in the U.S., and the eighth largest in the world.

Market Vectors ETFs have expense ratios that range between 0.19 and 1.67%, with an average expense ratio of 0.55%.

Van Eck\'s top five largest funds by AUM.
Figure 10: Van Eck\'s top five largest funds by AUM. Information current as of Feb. 8, 2013.




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