Benchmark Administration

ING Bank N.V. (ING) is registered as benchmark administrator under the EU Benchmark Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 and included in the ESMA register.

 

Administered benchmarks

ING currently administers a family of ten non-significant benchmark that aim to represent hedgeable investment strategies. The calculation of these benchmarks is outsourced to Solactive AG who calculates the benchmarks on a daily basis. The Rulebooks of the individual benchmarks are accessible via the following links:

 

ING Asian Emerging Companies VT 10% Index

rulebook

ING Emerging Asia VT 10% Index

rulebook

ING European Blue-Chip Companies VT 10% Index

rulebook

ING Phil-China Equity Index

rulebook

ING US Germany China Equities VT 10% Index

rulebook

ING Emerging Market Consumption VT 10% Index

rulebook

ING ASEAN Equities VT 10% Index

rulebook

ING Global Resources VT 12% Index

rulebook

ING Sustainable Europe Low Risk Equity Index

rulebook

ING Sustainable Europe Low Risk Equity Net Total Return Index

rulebook

 

Governance and relevant statements

As required by the EU Benchmark Regulation ING adopted a governance framework to ensure a clear separation between the administration of the indices and the use of these indices within the ING organization, and to mitigate possible conflicts of interest.

ING Governance - Administrator Governance Framework

ING Governance - Global Administrator Committee Charter

ING Governance - Administrator Oversight Committee - Duties and responsibilities

ING Bank N.V. - Conflicts of Interests Procedure

 

The Compliance Statement and the Benchmark Statement as required by the EU Benchmark Regulation:

ING Bank N.V. - Compliance Statement

ING Bank N.V. - Benchmark Statement

  

Procedure for changes to the methodology and for cessation

ING has adopted a procedure for possible changes to the methodology and for the cessation of the benchmarks.

ING Bank N.V. - Procedure for changes to and cessation of benchmarks

 

Complaints

Complaints related to the administration of the indices can be filed in conformity with the ING Financial Markets Global Complaints Policy.

ING Bank N.V. - FM Global Complaints Policy