ING Investment Management Americas Hires Sergio Rivera as Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales

October 28, 2003 Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING Investment Management Americas, part of ING Group (NYSE: ING) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergio Rivera as Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales. He will lead ING Investment Management’s sales of global investment management services in Latin America by expanding the reach of its products and strategies to the region’s institutional marketplace as well as to the U.S. Hispanic institutional market.

Mr. Rivera brings over 13 years of experience in investment sales and marketing, predominantly in Latin America. As the Head of Morgan Stanley’s Latin America Institutional Marketing and New Business group, he took the firm to a leadership position in the region over a four-year period in the area of offshore investments and separate account management to pension funds, central banks, and other large institutions in the region. In this capacity he also served as a Senior Relationship Manager with family offices representing ultra high net worth individuals across Latin America. Most recently, Mr. Rivera served as the Director of Investor Relations for Monte la Republica, a private investment management firm in Mexico City. Mr. Rivera completed his law studies at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and received an IB degree from the United World College of the Atlantic, Great Britain. He also studied Economics and Public Administration at Universite Sorbonne, Paris. Mr. Rivera is fluent in five languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, and French.

Arthur Kalita, General Manager, ING Investment Management Latin America, believes this is a key hire as ING builds its Latin America presence both in the region and in the rapidly growing Hispanic institutional market in the United States. "ING is a major player in Latin America with more than $15 billion in assets under management with institutional investors and ING companies in the region. Increasingly, institutions are investing in international markets to diversify risk and enhance long-term returns. Sergio will lead the ING initiative to serve these key clients."

Mr. Rivera’s extensive background in the Latin American institutional marketplace will benefit ING Investment Management Americas as it continues to expand its presence in this emerging region, as well as in the rapidly growing Hispanic constituency of the trillion-dollar US public pension fund market.

About ING Investment Management

ING Investment Management Americas has approximately $160 billion in assets under management in its investment operations in New York, Atlanta, Hartford, Minneapolis, and Scottsdale, as well as Canada, Mexico and South America. ING Investment Management Americas units provide asset and relationship management services for institutional, managed account and alternative businesses and manage assets for many of ING’s mutual funds and insurance companies.

ING Investment Management is a global organization with over $300 billion in assets under management in 26 countries. ING Investment Management’s broad array of investment strategies combined with ING Group’s distribution capabilities across retail and institutional channels enables the organization to offer an integrated financial services solution for its clients, both in the U.S. and globally.

For further information, please contact:

Dianne Bernez
ING Americas
Corporate Communications 770.618.3910

Arlene Driscoll
ING Investment Management Americas
Communications Services

In Latin America, contact:
Hans Peter Leo Porias Noriega
ING Comercial America
+52 55 5169 1364