ING Hires SVP for Midwest Region

ING Investment Management has hired Ken Sarafa as Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales and Relationship Management, with responsibility for the Midwest region.

Sarafa’s focus will be the corporate and foundation/endowment markets, ING reports.  He will work closely with Darren Massey who covers public and Taft Hartley accounts in the Midwest. At ING Investment Management, Sarafa reports to Bas NieuweWeme, Head of Institutional Sales, and joins a team of a dozen sales professionals who represent the firm’s broad array of strategies to institutions nationally.  

Sarafa joins ING Investment Management with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked at Munder Capital for 11 years, most recently as Director of Institutional Investment Services. Before Munder, he worked as a consultant for eight years and was Managing Principal and Head of Mercer’s Detroit office and also at Hewitt Associates in Chicago and Detroit. He began his career at Ford Motor Company.   

Safara holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Business School of Northwestern University and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan.