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VanEck

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

As a fiduciary, VanEck (the “Firm”) is expected to act in the best interests of its clients. Irrespective of the account relationship, VanEck’s fiduciary obligation applies in every aspect of its dealings with its clients.

VanEck’s approach to responsible investment incorporates environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) responsibilities into its active investment process. VanEck views ESG factors as fundamental and integral components of its active investment process and is committed to incorporating them, where possible, into its active investment analysis, decision making, and ownership policies.

VanEck believes that it is in the interest of its clients to consider these factors when making an investment decision. It also believes that a strong or genuinely improving ESG record should translate into a company’s differentiated financial performance and may have an impact on valuation. It further believes that companies exhibiting strong ESG practices will more likely be successful over the medium to long term.

VanEck believes, in addition, that an essential part of its responsibility to clients is not only to encourage change that can enhance, protect, and provide opportunities for long-term returns for shareholders, but also to seek to mitigate associated risks.

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

01.6. Additional information [Optional].

          
        
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SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Not Applicable)


SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

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02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

URL/Attachment

URL/Attachment

02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

02.3. Additional information [Optional].

The screening/exclusions policy refer to various ETFs managed by Think ETF Asset Management B.V., which is now owned by VanEck.


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

As a fiduciary, VanEck (the “Firm") is expected to act in the best interests of its clients. Irrespective of the account relationship, VanEck’s fiduciary obligation applies in every aspect of its dealings with its clients. VanEck has adopted policies and procedures for the identification and management of conflicts of interest to: (i) identify actions, transactions, circumstances or relationships that are or could potentially be deemed or appear to be a conflict between the interests of the Firm or its employees and those of its clients; (ii) to assess the impact of such conflict on its clients; (iii) devise policies, procedures and controls reasonably designed to address a conflict in a manner that is fair and equitable and does not disadvantage a client relative to the Firm, employees or other clients; and (iv) makes disclosure of those conflicts in accordance with applicable law to its clients.

VanEck’s Code of Ethics addresses conflicts of interest. The Code of Ethics imposes restrictions on certain securities transactions to help avoid conflicts of interests. In addition, real or potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed to the Compliance Department, including those resulting from an employee’s business or personal relationships.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Not Completed)


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