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Oct 4, 2012 | Quarterly Market Update

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Bas Peeters , Head of Derivative Strategies
Bas Peeters joined ING U.S. Investment Management in 1998. Currently Bas is Managing Director of Structured Investment Strategies. In this capacity he is responsible for portfolio management, research, and marketing activities of this department. Previously he was Head of Research Structured Investments, where he worked on product development and implementation of structured products research. Until 2001 he also was jointly responsible for portfolio management and derivatives trading. In addition, since 2002 he has carried out research in financial economics at the Free University of Amsterdam. His previous working experience comprises postdoctoral research positions at universities in London and Belgium. Bas obtained a Masters degree in Theoretical Physics (Cum Laude) from the University of Utrecht in 1990. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University, NY, USA in 1995.
Nicolas Simar , Senior Investment Manager Equities
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.
Herman Klein , Portfolio Manager
Herman joined ING Investment Management in 2001. As Senior Investment Manager in the Global Industrials and Materials Team, he is mainly responsible for the development and definition of the investment strategy and stock selection for the global industrials and materials sector. Prior to this position Herman was a Senior Investment Manager for Industrials and Consumer Durables in the Global Equities Team. Before joining ING he worked for Fortis as an analyst and at KBW Wesselius Effectenbank as head of research. In 1994, Herman acquired his degree in Economics from the University of Groningen specialising in financial- and macro economics. In 1997, Herman acquired his VBA (Dutch equivalent of CFA) and in addition he obtained his Master's degree in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam in 2001.
Willem van Dommelen , Investment Manager, Derivative Strategies
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).
Alexander van Eekelen , Portfolio Manager
Alexander van Eekelen joined ING U.S. IM in 1997, first managing the affiliated fixed income portfolios of our European offices. After that he worked as an investment manager fixed income where he managed several fixed income portfolios. In 2002, he joined the Institutional Clients department where he was responsible for the implementation of the investment policy for our institutional clients. He was also responsible for the management of the Long Duration funds of ING Investment Management Europe since their inception in December 2004. As of April 2007 he joined the Structured Investments team where he’s a senior investment manager in a team that is amongst other things responsible for managing the structured fund range and hedging activities for ING Group. Alexander obtained his Master’s degree in Finance and Investments from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1997. In addition, Alexander holds a RBA-degree (Registered Investment Analyst).
Edwin Cuppen, RBA, CAIA , 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).
Bruno Springael , Senior Portfolio Manager
Bruno is a Senior Portfolio Manager and co-manages the Global High Dividend fund. He joined the High Dividend Value team in May 2011. Prior to this position, Bruno was Head of the Corporate Analytics department, responsible for Developed Markets. Corporate Analytic’s primary focus and responsibility is to generate bottom-up research and investment ideas as an input to all portfolio management teams. Since July 2005, Bruno has been ING IM Europe’s deputy head of Equity Investments and head of the Global Sectors team. Bruno started with BBL Asset Management (predecessor of ING IM) in 1987 as an Equity analyst, with a focus on technology, a position he held for 5 years. After that Bruno was Fixed Income fund manager for over 3 years. Bruno holds a Master Degree in Psychology and holds a Degree of Management from the University of Brussels, obtained in 1983.

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