Mr. Whalen incorporated the first of the Van Kampen Investments Inc.’s mutual funds — the U.S. Government Fund — in 1983. He was responsible for the firm’s advice to the open-end and closed-end funds, which grew to include more than 90 equity funds, international and emerging market funds, tax-exempt bond funds, investment grade and high-yield bond funds, and money market funds. He served as chairman of the board and director of the funds. In 2010, a transaction was completed with Invesco concerning these funds. He is active in counseling and transactions relating to private equity funds, hedge funds and other investment entities, as well as their managers and advisors.