French asset management boutique La Financière Responsable has announced it has liquidated all ING Groep positions in its portfolios on 2 March 2018 following recent revelations published by Dutch trade newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad on the money laundering and corruption probe faced by ING since March 2017. The role of ING Bank in a money laundering […]
BlackRock Netherlands has appointed former ING CEO Jan Hommen as chairman for the group’s Dutch business. In his new role, Hommen will take on a broad advisory role, aimed at maintaining and further enhancing the group’s relationships with clients, regulators and governmental bodies. He will also advise on the group’s long-term business strategy for the […]
Spain’s Bestinver has turned bullish on the financial sector, reversing an underweight position for the last three years to represent now 12% of the asset manager’s portfolio. Beltran de la Lastra, chief investment officer of the asset manager of Grupo Acciona, told local media that the financial sector has attractive stocks such as ING, particularly favoured […]
ING Belgium has appointed Philippe Wallez as head of Retail & Private Banking. Wallez, who was general manager private banking of ING Belgium since 2012, will join the executive committee of the company. He will succeed Colette Dierick who will take the role of CEO of ING Luxembourg. Wallez will report directly to Rik Vandenberghe, CEO of […]
In its January 2016 retail investor survey, ING Belgium has collected views of Belgian investors on crowdfunding as an alternative investment. Peter Vanden Houte, chief economist at ING Belgium, reports that crowfunding platforms slowly gain popularity among local retail investors with half of them saying they understand what lies under the concept of crowdfunding. Some […]
ING Group has published a research on the impact of a Brexit on the UK economy and that of the European Union. It also assesses the scenario that could occur if the UK is to stay in the EU following the referendum promised by the British Prime Minister David Cameron. ING believes the referendum could […]
Financial group ING has found out 42% of Belgian individuals expect their bank to help them taking important decisions. ING has conducted an international survey with researcher Ipsos in 15 countries interviewing 1,004 Belgian individuals. However, the survey showed 43% of Belgians interviewed answered they do not require any particular help from their bank. In addition, […]
Rabobank has announced the appointment of Carin Gorter (pictured) and Bas Brouwers as members of the Executive Board, both join from the group’s competitor ING. The existing role of Chief Financial and Risk Officer, currently held by Bert Bruggink, will be split, Gorter will become Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Brouwers will take up the […]
Dutch NN Group has nominated Hélène Vletter-van Dort, Dick Harryvan (pictured) and Robert Jenkins as new members of its supervisory board. Vletter-van Dort is a professor of financial law, governance and securities law, as well as an advisor to the boards of various companies, including companies in the financial sector. She currently holds several teaching […]
NN Group, the insurance arm of Dutch financial services group ING, has now opened trading on Euronext Amsterdam.
Koen Straetmans, senior Multi-Asset strategist at ING Investment Management International (ING IM) looks at what the missing elements are.
Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, argues that short term prospects for emerging countries have improved, yet the long term outlook remains unpredictable.