chief investment officer Derek van Eck
died yesterday evening at the age of 46.
Van Eck, whose father John started the company
in 1955, joined the New York-based asset manager
in 1993. He served as PM of the Van Eck Global
Hard Assets Fund
, the Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets
and the firm's long/short Hard Assets funds.
and Charles Cameron
will take on Van Eck's portfolio management duties.
Van Eck is survived by his wife Deborah, two children, parents Sigrid and John and brother Jan.
DEREK VAN ECK, PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR
AT VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORPORATION, DIES
NEW YORK, (September 30, 2010) – Derek van Eck, a Principal and Director at Van
Eck Associates Corporation, died unexpectedly last night. He was 46 years old.
Mr. van Eck, whose father, John van Eck, founded the company in 1955, joined
his father and brother, Jan, at Van Eck Associates Corporation in 1993 and served as
Chief Investment Officer as well as Portfolio Manager of the Van Eck Global Hard
Assets Fund, Van Eck VIP Global Hard Assets Fund, and Van Eck's long/short Hard
He will be succeeded in his portfolio management roles by Shawn Reynolds and
Charles Cameron, who have been named Co-Portfolio Managers. Mr. Reynolds joined
the company in 2005 and currently leads the energy investment team. Mr. Cameron
has been with Van Eck for more than 15 years and is currently director of trading.
Combined, they have 49 years of industry experience and are supported by a team of
seven analysts and traders.
Mr. van Eck graduated from Williams College in 1986 with a BA in Economics,
and received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the J.L. Kellogg
Graduate School of Management (Northwestern) in 1993. He began his career in the
securities business in 1986 at CS First Boston. He was a member of the New York
Society of Security Analysts and the Association of Investment Management and
Research (AIMR), and served on the board of the Fred M. van Eck Forest Trust,
managed in conjunction with the Pacific Forest Trust.
Mr. van Eck is survived by his wife, Deborah S. van Eck, and two children Willem J. van Eck and Kathryn M. van Eck; his parents, Sigrid and John C. van Eck; and his brother, Jan van Eck, who continues as Principal of Van Eck Associates Corporation; and his sister-in-law, Cynthia van Eck. Mr. van Eck was a resident of New York City
and Sharon, CT.
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