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VanEck Names Matthew Sigel Head of Digital Assets Research

Sigel, a former journalist for Bloomberg, CNBC and NHK, as well as a former Portfolio Strategist at CLSA and Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, brings depth of knowledge in fast-growing digital assets ecosystem

VanEck today announced the hiring of Matthew Sigel for the newly created role of Head of Digital Assets Research. Sigel’s addition to the VanEck leadership team signifies VanEck’s continued dedication to innovation and research within the digital assets space.

"Digital assets are enabling new, decentralized businesses. There are new business models which are clearly disrupting several industries, including finance, which affects how entrepreneurs raise capital and how investors deploy it. Some of these companies, such as cryptoexchanges and mining companies, have strong profit potential,” said Jan van Eck, CEO of VanEck. “As the opportunities within digital assets continue to widen well beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum, it is essential that we, as a firm, are well-positioned to research, analyze and share in-depth insights with our investors and the broader marketplace. Matthew brings the experience and expertise necessary to play a critical role in our efforts within the digital assets ecosystem. We could not be more excited to welcome him to our team.”

Sigel joins VanEck with years of experience in research, portfolio management, alternative investments and thematic approaches. He most recently spent a decade with CLSA, where he was a Portfolio Strategist and author of the widely read “HELLO INVESTORS” newsletter. Prior to CLSA, he was an analyst and portfolio manager for the AllianceBernstein US & Global Thematic equity funds, where he covered technology and other sectors for then CIO Cathie Wood.

“VanEck has long been at the cutting edge of the digital assets ecosystem, and it is a great thrill to join Jan, Gabor Gurbacs and this team as they continue to build their footprint as the leading provider of digital assets insights and investment solutions,” added Sigel.

The VanEck team regularly publishes research, including “no jargon” digital asset blogs, outlooks and Q&A’s on the digital assets space, which can be accessed on the VanEck website.

About VanEck

VanEck has a history of looking beyond the financial markets to identify trends that are likely to create impactful investment opportunities. We were one of the first U.S. asset managers to offer investors access to international markets. This set the tone for the firm’s drive to identify asset classes and trends – including gold investing in 1968, emerging markets in 1993, and exchange traded funds in 2006 – that subsequently shaped the investment management industry.

Today, VanEck offers active and passive strategies with compelling exposures supported by well-designed investment processes. As of March 31, 2021, VanEck managed approximately $71.2 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs and institutional accounts. The firm’s capabilities range from core investment opportunities to more specialized exposures to enhance portfolio diversification. Our actively managed strategies are fueled by in-depth, bottom-up research and security selection from portfolio managers with direct experience in the sectors and regions in which they invest. Investability, liquidity, diversity, and transparency are key to the experienced decision-making around market and index selection underlying VanEck’s passive strategies.

Since our founding in 1955, putting our clients’ interests first, in all market environments, has been at the heart of the firm’s mission.

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