New appointment to support Global Business Expansion at ING Real Estate (NL/UK)

ING Real Estate Select, the global multi manager business of ING Real Estate announces that Ivo de Wit will be joining the Global Portfolio Management Team at the beginning of April. Ivo was previously a Global Portfolio Manager within the Global Executive Team at ING Real Estate.

The new appointment is a result of winning new global business and Ivo will work closely on Select's global strategies with Damien Smith, CIO of ING Real Estate Select. He will be based at the ING Real Estate Select headquarters in London.

Ivo has over 10 years of experience in Real Estate Investment and has worked in various regions around the world for ING Real Estate. This includes the US where he was Head of Strategy for ING Clarion and was responsible for fund strategies and forecasting. He has also recently been involved with ING Real Estate's strategic allocation of seed capital to its various operating businesses around the world.

Ivo holds a PhD in Finance and MA in Economics from Maastricht University. He is also author of a published work entitled "Performance and Performance Drivers in Global Property Markets".

Nick Cooper, CEO of ING Real Estate Select commented on the new appointment: "We are delighted to welcome Ivo to our team. His appointment is a reflection of the growing importance of global property investment within our business following the successful launch of our Global Fund of Funds - Global Osiris last year."

Source: ING

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