Mr. Schmieder joined VanEck in 2015. He serves as Senior Corporate Analyst for the VanEck Emerging Markets Bond Strategy.
Prior to joining VanEck, Mr. Schmieder served as Executive Director/Head of Latin America Credit Research at BBVA Securities. Mr. Schmieder previously served as Managing Director/Head of Latin America Corporate Credit Research at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. Earlier career experience included similar positions at Calyon/Crèdit Agricole CIB, Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., and Santander Investment Securities. Mr. Schmieder received an MBA with a focus on International Finance, an MA in Spanish Literature and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from New York University.