VanEck and Ned Davis Research to Offer Tactical Asset Allocation Solutions | Business Wire

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It's been widely recognized in the investment management industry that

asset allocation decisions are often more important to investor returns

than the value generated by even the best money managers. Yet the vast

majority of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds tend to remain

fully invested at all times. Additionally, many asset allocation

strategies have historically been “strategic” or relatively immobile,

even. Example, in the face of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. VanEck

and Ned Davis Research have developed an answer—a tactical asset

allocation fund that's the flexibility to freely allocate among

securities and cash: the VanEck

NDR Managed Allocation Fund.

The two firms have close to 100 years of investing history combined.

VanEck has been providing investors with new asset class solutions based

on macroeconomic research for over 60 years. For example, VanEck began

offering a fund with exposure to international equities in 1956 to

provide investors with access to post-WWII industrialisation. Gold

shares in 1968 in anticipation of inflation and supply constraints. Ned

Davis has an almost 40-year history of researching financial market

cycles and using technical signals to supplement macroeconomic and

fundamental research.

“Ned Davis Research is a recognized leader in objective market and

economic data and analysis. The company follows not just macroeconomic

and fundamental forces. Also technical indicators. Has developed

an asset allocation model combining all three,” said VanEck’s President

and CEO Jan van Eck. “The VanEck NDR Managed Allocation Fund (the “Fund”

/ ticker NDRMX) will be just the first offering in what we expect will

be a series of VanEck tactical fund solutions.” VanEck is also currently

working on developing other tactical strategies in ETF format.

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1. Executive Summary

2. Scope of the Report

3. Market Research Methodology

4. List of Abbreviations

5. Introduction

6. Market Landscape

7. Market Segmentation by Product

8. Market Segmentation by...

The Fund, a new open-end mutual fund, seeks capital appreciation by

allocating primarily to exchange-traded products (ETPs) that invest in

domestic and foreign equities and U.S. debt securities and cash and cash

equivalents. In launching the Fund, VanEck seeks to help investors with

core asset allocation decisions, particularly related to timing.

The Fund uses NDR’s model that combines over 130 macroeconomic,

fundamental and technical indicators to overweight asset classes

expected to outperform on a relative basis and underweight or exit those

expected to underperform. “This global tactical asset allocation model

seeks to add value – even in sideways markets – relative to a core 60/40

stock/bond portfolio, while actively managing risk throughout all market

cycles,” said Tim Hayes, Chief Global Investment Strategist, Ned Davis


The portfolio managers in VanEck’s Portfolio and Risk Solutions group

make allocation decisions to ETPs or cash and cash equivalents using the

NDR model. This group conducts its own asset allocation and risk

modelling research that's used by many of VanEck’s investment

strategies. It also maintains continuous interaction with NDR to review

the latest research.

“Static asset allocations can lock you in to falling markets. This model

has the ability to minimise losses by tactically reducing exposure to

falling markets,” said David Schassler, VanEck Portfolio Manager. “The

robustness and breadth of NDR’s indicators along with the portfolio’s

ability to adjust allocations across asset classes based purely on

objective market evidence can help to enhance an investor’s overall

performance and risk profile.”

About Van Eck

VanEck’s mission is to offer investors intelligently designed investment

strategies that take advantage of targeted market opportunities. Founded

in 1955, we were a pioneer in global investing with a history of placing

clients’ interests first in all market environments. Today, the firm

continues this tradition by offering innovative active and passive

investment portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals,

fixed income. Other alternative asset classes. VanEck Vectors ETPs

span a range of sectors, asset classes and geographies. VanEck Vectors

is one of the largest ETF families in the world, managing close to 70

funds globally.

As of March 31, 2016, VanEck managed approximately $28.9 billion in

assets, including mutual funds, ETFs. Institutional accounts.

About NDR

Ned Davis Research (NDR) specializes in quantitative research based on

technical, fundamental and macroeconomic analysis. it's headquartered

in Venice, Florida and has approximately 125 employees. NDR was founded

in 1980 as an institutional investment research provider and in 2011 was

sold to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, a London-based holding

company that invests globally in media companies operating in the

financial services industry. NDR isn't an affiliate of VanEck and none

of NDR’s employees are also employees of VanEck.

You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund

should be part of an overall investment program rather than a complete

program. All mutual funds are subject to market risk, including possible

loss of principal. Because the Fund is a “fund-of-funds,”. An investor

will indirectly bear the principal risks of the exchange-traded products

in which it invests, including but not limited to, risks associated with

smaller companies, foreign securities, emerging markets, debt

securities, commodities. Derivatives. The Fund will bear its share

of the fees and expenses of the exchange-traded products. Consequently,

an investment in the Fund entails more direct and indirect expenses than

a direct investment in an exchange-traded product. Because the Fund

invests in exchange-traded products, it's subject to additional risks

that don't apply to conventional mutual funds, including the risks that

the market price of an exchange-traded product’s shares may be higher or

lower than the value of its underlying assets, there may be a lack of

liquidity in the shares of the exchange-traded product. Trading may

be halted by the exchange on which they trade. Principal risks of

investing in foreign securities include changes in currency rates,

foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial

standards. Debt securities may be subject to credit risk and interest

rate risk. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value

when interest rates rise. Because the Adviser relies heavily on third

party quantitative models, the Fund is also subject to model and data

risk. For a description of these and other risk considerations, please

refer to the Fund’s prospectus, which should be read carefully before

you invest.

Please call 800.826.2333 or visit

for a free prospectus and summary prospectus. Investing involves risk,

including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the

investment objective, risks. Charges and expenses of the investment

company carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary

prospectus contain this and information about the investment company.

Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before


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