Robert D. Van Kampen, general partner and CEO of Nike Securities L.P. of Lisle, Ill., and founder of Van Kampen Mutual Funds of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., died Oct. 29 of a heart condition, according to a statement by Nike Securities. He was 60.

At the beginning of his career, Van Kampen worked at John Nuveen & Co. of Chicago. In 1967, he founded the investment banking firm, Van Kampen, Wauterlek and Brown of Chicago, where he was responsible for the introduction of the first insured unit investment trust, the company said.

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