497K 1 d497k.htm ING GLOBAL REAL ESTATE FUND ING Global Real Estate Fund

Summary Prospectus February 26, 2010, as supplemented July 30, 2010

ING Global Real Estate Fund


Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund’s Prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. For free paper or electronic copies of the Prospectus and other Fund information (including the Statement of Additional Information and most recent financial report to shareholders), go to www.INGFunds.com/literature; email a request to Literature_request@INGFunds.com; call 1-800-992-0180; or ask your salesperson, financial intermediary, or retirement plan administrator. The Fund’s Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information, each dated February 26, 2010, as supplemented, and the audited financial statements on pages 69-109 of the Fund’s shareholder report dated October 31, 2009 are incorporated into this Summary Prospectus by reference and may be obtained free of charge at the website, phone number, or e-mail address noted above.


The Fund seeks to provide investors with high total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income.


These tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in ING Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the discussion in the Sales Charges section of the Prospectus (page 98) or the Statement of Additional Information (page 167).

Shareholder Fees
Fees paid directly from your investment

Class Maximum sales charge (load) as a % of offering price Maximum deferred sales charge as a % of purchase or sales price, whichever is less
A 5.75 None
B None 5.00
C None 1.00
I None None
O None None
W None None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Expenses you pay each year as a % of the value of your investment

Class A B C I O W
Management Fees % 0.74 0.74 0.74 0.74 0.74 0.74
Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fees % 0.25 1.00 1.00 N/A 0.25 N/A
Administrative Services Fees % 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
Other Expenses % 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.28 0.40 0.40
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses1 % 1.49 2.24 2.24 1.12 1.49 1.24
Waivers, Reimbursements and Recoupments2 %
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after Waivers, Reimbursements and Recoupments % 1.49 2.24 2.24 1.12 1.49 1.24
1 Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses may be higher than the Fund’s ratio of expenses to average net assets shown in the Fund’s Financial Highlights, which reflects the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses.
2 The adviser is contractually obligated to limit expenses to 1.75%, 2.50%, 2.50%, 1.50%, 1.75% and 1.50% for Class A, Class B, Class C, Class I, Class O and Class W shares, respectively, through at least March 1, 2011; the obligation does not extend to interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, extraordinary expenses and Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses. The obligation will automatically renew for one-year terms unless it is terminated by the Fund or the adviser upon written notice within 90 days of the end of the current term or upon termination of the advisory agreement and is subject to possible recoupment by the adviser within three years.
Expense Examples $

The Examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in shares of the Fund with the costs of investing in other mutual funds. The Examples also assume that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated. It shows costs if you sold (redeemed) your shares at the end of the period or continued to hold them. The Examples also assume that your investment had a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

Class Share Status 1 Yr 3 Yrs 5 Yrs 10 Yrs
A Sold or Held $ 718 1,019 1,341 2,252
B Sold $ 727 1,000 1,400 2,386
Held $ 227 700 1,200 2,386
C Sold $ 327 700 1,200 2,575
Held $ 227 700 1,200 2,575
I Sold or Held $ 114 356 617 1,363
O Sold or Held $ 152 471 813 1,779
W Sold or Held $ 126 393 681 1,500

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The Examples reflect applicable expense limitation agreements and/or waivers in effect, if any, for the one-year period and the first year of the three-, five-, and ten-year periods.

Portfolio Turnover % of average value of portfolio

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transactions costs and may mean higher taxes if you are investing in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in Annual Fund Operating Expenses or in the Examples, affect the Fund’s performance.

During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 66% of the average value of its portfolio.


Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in a portfolio of equity securities of companies that are principally engaged in the real estate industry. The Fund will provide shareholders with at least 60 days’ prior notice of any change in this investment policy. The Sub-Adviser defines a real estate company as a company that: (i) derives at least 50% of its total revenue or earnings from owning, operating, developing, managing and/or selling real estate; or (ii) has at least 50% of its assets invested in real estate. This portion of the portfolio will have investments located in a number of different countries, including the United States. As a general matter, the Fund expects these investments to be in common stocks of companies of any market capitalization, including real estate investment trusts. The Fund may invest in companies located in countries with emerging securities markets.

The Sub-Adviser uses a multi-step investment process for constructing the Fund’s investment portfolio that combines top-down region and sector allocation with bottom-up individual stock selection.

First, the Sub-Adviser selects sectors and geographic regions in which to invest, and determines the degree of representation of such sectors and regions, through a systematic evaluation of public and private property market trends and conditions.

Second, the Sub-Adviser uses an in-house valuation process to identify investments with superior current income and growth potential relative to their peers. This in-house valuation process examines several factors including: value and property; capital structure; and management and strategy.

The Fund is non-diversified, which means it may invest a significant portion of its assets in a single issuer.

The Fund may invest in convertible securities, initial public offerings and Rule 144A securities.

The Fund may invest in other investment companies, including exchange traded funds, to the extent permitted by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the rules, regulations and exemptive orders thereunder (“1940 Act”).

The Sub-Adviser may sell securities for a variety of reasons, such as to secure gains, limit losses, or redeploy assets into opportunities believed to be more promising, among others.

The Fund also may lend portfolio securities on a short-term or long-term basis, up to 331/3% of its assets.


You could lose money on an investment in the Fund. Any of the following risks, among others, could affect Fund performance or cause the Fund to lose money or to underperform market averages of other funds.

Company   The price of a given company’s stock could decline or underperform for many reasons including, among others, poor management, financial problems, or business challenges. If a company declares bankruptcy or becomes insolvent, its stock could become worthless.

Concentration   As a result of the Fund concentrating its assets in securities related to a particular industry/sector, the Fund may be subject to greater market fluctuations than a fund that has securities representing a broader range of investment alternatives. If securities of the particular industry/sector as a group fall out of favor, the Fund could underperform funds that have greater industry diversification.

Convertible Securities  Convertible securities are securities that are convertible into or exercisable for common stock at a stated price or rate. Convertible securities are subject to the usual risks associated with debt securities, such as interest rate and credit risk. In addition, because convertible securities react to changes in the value of the stocks into which they convert, they are subject to market risk.

Currency   To the extent that the Fund invests directly in foreign currencies or in securities denominated in or that trade in foreign (non-U.S.) currencies, it is subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency being hedged.

Foreign Investments/Developing and Emerging Markets Investing in foreign (non-U.S.) securities may result in the Fund experiencing more rapid and extreme changes in value than a fund that invests exclusively in securities of U.S. companies, due to smaller markets, differing reporting, accounting and auditing standards, and nationalization, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, foreign currency fluctuations, currency blockage, or political changes or diplomatic developments. Foreign investment risks typically are greater in developing and emerging markets than in developed markets.

Initial Public Offerings  Initial Public Offerings (“IPOs”) and companies that have recently gone public have the potential to produce substantial gains for the Fund. However, there is no assurance that the Fund will have access to profitable IPOs or that IPOs in which the Fund invests will rise in value. Furthermore, the value of securities of newly public companies may decline in value shortly after the IPO. When the Fund’s asset base is small,

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the impact of such investments on the Fund’s return will be magnified. As the Fund’s assets grow, it is likely that the effect of the Fund’s investment in IPOs on the Fund’s return will decline.

Investment By Other Funds  Various other mutual funds and/or funds-of-funds, including some ING funds, may invest in the Fund. If investments by these other funds result in large inflows or outflows of cash from the Fund, the Fund’s performance or realization of capital gains could be affected.

Issuer Non-Diversification  The Fund is classified as a “non-diversified” investment company and, therefore, is subject to the risks of focusing investments in a small number of issuers, industries or foreign currencies, including being more susceptible to risks associated with a single economic, political or regulatory occurrence than a more diversified portfolio might be.

Liquidity   If a security is illiquid, the Fund might be unable to sell the security at a time when the Fund’s sub-adviser might wish to sell, and the security could have the effect of decreasing the overall level of the Fund’s liquidity. Further, the lack of an established secondary market may make it more difficult to value illiquid securities, which could vary from the amount the Fund could realize upon disposition. The Fund may make investments that become less liquid in response to market developments or adverse investor perception. The Fund could lose money if it cannot sell a security at the time and price that would be most beneficial to the Fund.

Market   Stock prices are volatile and are affected by the real or perceived impacts of such factors as economic conditions and political events. The stock market tends to be cyclical, with periods when stock prices generally rise and periods when stock prices generally decline. Any given stock market segment may remain out of favor with investors for a short or long period of time, and stocks as an asset class may underperform bonds or other asset classes during some periods.

Market Capitalization  Stocks fall into three broad market capitalization categories - large, mid and small. Investing primarily in one category carries the risk that, due to current market conditions, that category may be out of favor with investors. If valuations of large-capitalization companies appear to be greatly out of proportion to the valuations of mid- or small-capitalization companies, investors may migrate to the stock of mid- and small-sized companies causing the Fund that invests in these companies to increase in value more rapidly than a fund that invests in larger, fully-valued companies. Investing in mid- and small-capitalization companies may be subject to special risks associated with narrower product lines, more limited financial resources, smaller management groups, and a more limited trading market for their stock as compared with larger companies. As a result, stock of mid- and small-capitalization companies may decline significantly in market downturns.

Other Investment Companies  The main risk of investing in other investment companies, including exchange-traded funds, is the risk that the value of the securities underlying an investment company might decrease. Because the Fund may invest in other investment companies, you will pay a proportionate share of the expenses of that other investment company (including management fees, administration fees and custodial fees) in addition to the expenses of the Fund.

Real Estate Companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”)  Investing in real estate companies and REITs may subject the Fund to risks similar to those associated with the direct ownership of real estate, including losses from casualty or condemnation, changes in local and general economic conditions, supply and demand, interest rates, zoning laws, regulatory limitations on rents, property taxes and operating expenses, in addition to terrorist attacks, war or other acts that destroy real property.

Securities Lending  Securities lending involves two primary risks: “investment risk” and “borrower default risk.” Investment risk is the risk that the Fund will lose money from the investment of the cash collateral received from the borrower. Borrower default risk is the risk that the Fund will lose money due to the failure of a borrower to return a borrowed security in a timely manner.

An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.


The following information is intended to help you understand the risks of investing in the Fund. The following bar chart and table show the changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year, and the table compares the Fund’s performance to the performance of a broad-based securities market index/indices for the same period. The Fund’s performance information reflects applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations in effect during the period presented. Absent such fee waivers/expense limitations, if any, performance would have been lower. The bar chart shows the performance of the Fund’s Class A shares, but does not reflect the impact of sales charges. If it did, returns would be lower than those shown. Other class shares performance would be higher than Class A shares performance because of the higher expenses paid by Class A shares. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is no guarantee of future results. For the most recent performance figures, go to www.INGFunds.com/literature or call 1-800-992-0180.

Calendar Year Total Returns Class A (as of December 31 of each year)

Best quarter: 2nd, 2009, 32.13% and Worst quarter: 4th, 2008, (29.01)%

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Average Annual Total Returns%
(for the periods ended December 31, 2009)

1 Yr 5 Yrs
(or since
10 Yrs
(or since
Class A before taxes % 25.74 1.86 11.04 11/05/01
After tax on distributions % 23.07 0.23 8.84
After tax on distributions with sale % 16.55 0.81 8.50
S&P Developed Property Index1 % 37.66 1.50 10.482
Class B before taxes % 27.36 2.00 10.00 03/15/02
S&P Developed Property Index1 % 37.66 1.50 9.592
Class C before taxes % 31.28 2.30 10.21 01/08/02
S&P Developed Property Index1 % 37.66 1.50 9.942
Class I before taxes % 33.89 3.84 N/A 06/03/05
S&P Developed Property Index1 % 37.66 1.692 N/A
Class O before taxes % 33.38 (7.53) N/A 11/15/06
S&P Developed Property Index1 % 37.66 (11.48)2 N/A
Class W before taxes % 33.91 (8.99) N/A 02/12/08
S&P Developed Property Index1 % 37.66 (13.74)2 N/A
1 The index returns do not reflect deductions for fees, expenses or taxes.
2 Reflects index performance since the date closest to the Class’ inception for which data is available.

After tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. In some cases the after-tax returns may exceed the return before taxes due to an assumed tax benefit from any losses on a sale of Fund shares at the end of the measurement period. After-tax returns are shown for Class A shares only. After-tax returns for other classes will vary.


Investment Adviser Sub-Adviser
ING Investments, LLC ING Clarion Real Estate Securities, LLC
Portfolio Managers
Steven D. Burton T. Ritson Ferguson
Portfolio Manager (since 11/01) Portfolio Manager (since 11/01)
Joseph P. Smith
Portfolio Manager (since 2/07)


Shares of the Fund may be purchased or sold on any business day (normally any day when the New York Stock Exchange is open). You can buy or sell shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary; by visiting our website at www.ingfunds.com; by writing to us at ING Funds, 7337 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258; or by calling us at 1-800-992-0180.

Minimum Initial Investment $ by share class

Class A,B,C I O W
Non-retirement accounts $ 1,000 250,000 1,000 1,000
Retirement accounts $ 250 250,000 250 1,000
Certain omnibus accounts $ 250
Pre-Authorized Investment Plan $ 1,000 1,000

There are no minimums for additional investments except that the Pre-Authorized Investment Plan requires a monthly investment of at least $100. For Class O shares, if you are unable to invest at least $1,000 ($250 for retirement accounts/ESAs), you may open your account for $100 and $100 per month using the Automatic Investment Plan. This allows you to invest regular amounts at regular intervals until you reach the required initial minimum.


The Fund intends to make distributions that may be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains.


If you purchase the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s web site for more information.

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