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Executives

Nicolas Simar , High Dividend Team, Head of Value
Nicolas Simar is Head of the Value team in the Equity Investments department. In this capacity he is responsible for all Value strategies. He started his career at the Banque Bruxelles Lambert now part of ING) as Investment Manager Fixed Income and moved three years later to the Equity team to manage the Euro High Dividend strategy. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a degree in Business Administration from the Institut Français du Pétrole.
Manu Vandenbulck , High Dividend Team, Lead Portfolio Manager
Manu Vandenbulck is a Senior Investment Manager and manages the Europe High Dividend Fund, focusing on the non-euro zone countries) since its inception in 2004. From 2001 to 2004, he was senior manager of equities and balanced portfolios at ING IM. Between 2000 and 2001, he was a private equity analyst for FLV Fund (Technology). He began his career as a fixed income manager. Manu has a degree in Economics, and is a Certified European Financial Analyst.
Willem van Dommelen , Options Team, Portfolio Manager
Willem van Dommelen joined ING U.S. Investment Management in 2002 as Portfolio Manager Institutional clients, where he advised and serviced around 80 Institutional Clients of ING. In 2004 Willem moved to the Structured Investments department. In the capacity of Senior Investment Manager he was responsible for the management of a broad range of structured mutual funds and the advice and implementation of hedging activities for ING affiliates. Currently Willem is Heading the Investment Managers team of the Systematic Beta column in the Structured Investment Strategy department. Willem obtained his Master’s degree in Economics from Tilburg University in 2002, specializing in accountancy and investment theory. He holds a RBA degree (registered investment analyst).
Edwin Cuppen, RBA, CAIA , Options Team, Portfolio Manager
Edwin joined ING U.S. Investment Management in 2007 as an investment manager of Structured Investments. In the capacity of investment manager he is responsible for managing a range of structured mutual funds and the execution of transactions in derivatives portfolios. Edwin started his career as a trader in FX forwards and Money Market derivatives with ABN AMRO Bank in 2000 and recently he was a sales advisor in a broad range of Treasury products for Rabobank International servicing Corporate and Institutional clients. Edwin obtained his Master's degree in Financial Management from Nyenrode University in Breukelen in 1999, specializing in Corporate Finance and Treasury. In addition, Edwin holds a RBA-degree (Certified European Financial Analyst) and CAIA designation (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst).

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