Van Eck Global has used municipal bond exchange-traded funds to make a name for itself in the tax-exempt investment arena, and the firm sees more growth ahead.

“Prior to 2007, I don’t think anyone recognized Van Eck Global as an expert in the delivery of tax-exempt products, but we’re doing that now,” said Jim Colby, the senior municipal strategist for fixed income at the New York asset management company. “We’ve certainly asserted and positioned ourselves to be very competitive in that universe.”

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