Miami Financial Planner Receives National "A Fresh Approach"

September 20, 2005 Miami, FL Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

Miami financial planner Frank Acosta, CFP®, was recognized today for his innovative approach to financial planning as part of a series called “A Fresh Approach.™”.

ING U.S. Financial Services started the program to recognize the most innovative of the country’s more than 28,000 financial planners in conjunction with the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®), MONEY magazine and CNN. Acosta is featured in MONEY magazine’s September issue, and a 30-second profile is airing nationally on CNN throughout the month.

Acosta, president of Acosta Insurance Group of Miami and a member of FPA®, was recognized for his unique approach to investing — in the insurance and investment producers he manages. He helps his producers market themselves and build their client lists, works with them to design products tailored to each of their clients and even stays late or works weekends to coach producers on their public speaking and presentation skills.

Acosta’s approach has contributed to Acosta Insurance Group’s growth into one of the largest insurance and investment agencies in South Florida during its 13 years. A Cuban-born immigrant who has lived in Miami since 1964, Acosta mentors and manages more than 100 producers who sell securities, life and health insurance to Greater Miami and its Hispanic communities.

“My commitment is to the producers and my satisfaction comes from their success,” Acosta said. “They know I’m going to do everything I can to help them be successful. The secret is knowing that what that entails is different for each person.” Acosta focuses on the philosophy of “Tell me — I’ll forget; show me — I’ll remember; involve me — I’ll understand.”

Advisor Jorge Valdes, CFP®, has benefited first-hand from Acosta’s commitment and willingness to get involved. “Frank always makes himself available to help with complex planning cases or to go to client meetings,” Valdes said. “He helps us develop confidence and a comfort level.”

Marc Lieberman, head of strategic distribution at ING Life Group, nominated Acosta to the Fresh Approach program because of examples like Valdes’. “Frank’s rapport with his producers is unparalleled,” Lieberman said. “He will help every producer that he has to be the best he or she can be. And it is working, and working well.”

Acosta Insurance Group is an independent financial planning and insurance firm located at suite 750, 5200 Blue Lagoon Drive in Miami. Frank Acosta is a Registered Representative with and offers securities through ING Financial Partners, Inc. (member SIPC). ING Financial Partners is an ING company. Acosta Insurance Group is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by ING or its companies. Neither ING nor its companies are affiliated with FPA or the CFP Board of Standards, Inc. Acosta Insurance Group serves clients throughout South Florida. For more information, call (305) 265-8160.

ING Group is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of more than 115,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand. In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which include 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 more than 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.

The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) is the membership organization for the financial planning community. Its 28,000 members are dedicated to supporting the financial planning process in order to help people achieve their goals and dreams. FPA believes that everyone needs objective advice to make smart financial decisions and that when seeking the advice of a financial planner, the planner should be a CFP® professional.

CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the federally registered CFP (with flame logo) are certification marks owned by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Press Inquiries

Chuck Tombarge, Himle Horner, 952-897-8209
Caroline Campbell, ING, 770-618-3801