ING forms alliance with largest Asian-American insurance professional association

March 6, 2008 Windsor, CT Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING U.S. Insurance group announced today the formation of an alliance with the newly formed Asian American Insurance and Financial Professional Association (AAIFPA), a membership organization that will provide education and networking opportunities for Asian financial professionals throughout the United States. ING will sponsor events, professional educational workshops, financial literacy programs for the community, and provide other support as part of this new effort.

The alliance will be launched at the organization’s first conference to be held March 7-8 in Industry Hills, Calif., in conjunction with its local affiliated organization, the California Asian Insurance and Financial Professional Association (CAIFPA).

“ING appreciates AAIFPA’s dedication to the insurance profession and the financial professionals who work to help our community protect their families and achieve success. We also applaud AAIFPA’s commitment to giving back to the community,” said X. Rick Niu, chief growth officer for ING U.S. Insurance. “ING and AAIFPA share similar philosophies and values. We are honored to have an opportunity through this long-term strategic alliance to help AAIFPA grow and support Asian financial professionals throughout the United States.”

“AAIFPA thanks ING for its invaluable contribution to our organization. Much of ING's involvement is geared towards developing insurance professionals who play an important role in America’s Asian communities,” said Haidi Huang, president of AAIFPA. “AAIFPA is excited and privileged to form an alliance with such a global, culturally rooted and well-recognized financial services company.  ING truly understands the needs of Asian insurance professionals. This alliance will certainly be an asset as we grow our organization throughout the United States.” 

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The Asian American Insurance and Financial Professional Association (AAIFPA) is a national nonprofit organization that serves Asian American insurance and financial professionals. AAIFPA offers workshops, conferences and other opportunities for insurance and financial planning professionals to advance their knowledge and network with others through its local chapters. Formally established in 2007, AAIFPA is the first national insurance and financial professional membership organization for the Asian community.

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 75 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit