William Leslie Named Head of Pricing for ING U.S. Retirement Services
ING announced that it has named William (Bill) Leslie as Head of Pricing for the U.S. Retirement Services division, effective October 11.
In this role, Leslie will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance to ING’s pricing team as they develop, price and implement new and enhanced products, analyze existing case profitability and evaluate financial matters for the business.
Leslie earned his Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries (SOA) through the ING Actuarial Student Program and has been with ING since 1996. In this time, he has held various product and actuarial positions of increasing responsibility within the organization. His experience includes oversight of fixed and variable annuities (immediate and deferred), variable annuity living benefits, mutual fund custodial accounts and broker/dealer advisory programs. Most recently, Leslie served as product director and actuary for ING's single premium immediate annuity (SPIA) and annuitization offerings.
In addition, Leslie has also managed the ING Actuarial Student Program. This program helps actuarial professionals develop business knowledge and problem-solving skills while supporting their work towards successful completion of SOA examinations.
Leslie, who is based in ING’s Windsor, Conn. office, will report to Libby J. Soong, Head of Financial Management for ING U.S. Retirement Services.
“This is a dynamic and competitive time for the retirement services industry. Now more than ever, seasoned actuarial experts are critical to a company’s success,” said Soong. “We’re thrilled to have Bill lead our pricing team. With his broad product experience and knowledge of the evolving retirement income landscape, Bill’s guidance will be instrumental in moving ING to the next level as a top retirement services company in the U.S.”
Leslie earned his B.S. in mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has a teaching certification from Framingham State College in Massachusetts. He has presented at various academic institutions and industry organizations on the topics of financial metrics and retirement income, including the SOA, the Retirement Income Industry Association, the New York State Society of CPAs, Boston University and the University of Connecticut. Among other accomplishments, Leslie has earned an SOA research grant and is also an Eagle Scout.
ING’s U.S. Retirement Services is part of ING’s global insurance operations. The business holds top rankings in the defined contribution industry and has approximately $267 billion in combined assets under administration and management. It is one of the few providers with the ability to serve all sizes and segments of the defined contribution market, including corporate, government, healthcare, K-12 and higher education employers.
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in over 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of more than 107,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.
In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers 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 and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 30 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit ing.us.