Willis Group selects Financial Network as its broker-dealer

December 15, 2005 El Segundo, CA Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

Willis Group, the global insurance broker, has selected Financial Network Investment Corporation as its broker-dealer. The producing registered representatives in the company’s retirement services practice in New York now offer securities through Financial Network. Financial Network is an ING company with approximately 3,000 financial professionals.
Willis chose Financial Network because of its strong business support, commitment to technology, and compliance depth. “Financial Network was a great complementary fit with the Willis retirement services,” said Steven Tompson, executive vice President. “The depth of knowledge and support of the retirement services business combined with outstanding technology and regulatory orientation is a winning combination and will help our business grow.”

According to Financial Network President and CEO Jack Handy, Willis Group exemplifies how Financial Network’s regional structure supports teamwork and business growth. “The Willis Group’s retirement services business is joining a company with extremely strong depth in the retirement arena. Together, along with the broad support of Financial Network, we’ll provide all the tools they need to take their business to the next level. This is what the regional structure of providing a team environment and support is all about.”

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About Willis Group

Willis Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: WSH) is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. With over 300 offices in over 100 countries, its global team of 15,800 associates serves clients in 180 countries. Willis is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WSH. Additional information on Willis may be found on its web site: www.willis.com

About Financial Network

Financial Network Investment Corporation’s exclusive model creates a dynamic environment of teamwork through the local service of its regional offices, the national support of its home office and the global scope of its parent company, ING. With this unique structure, Financial Network, member SIPC, is able to build and support extraordinary regional teams that service its 3,000 financial professionals located across the U.S and Puerto Rico. In addition to its independent representative offices, Financial Network provides third-party marketing services to banks and credit unions through its Financial Institutions Division. For more information, visit www.financialnetwork.com.

About ING

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset
management to over 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries.

With a diverse workforce of over 113,000 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 offer 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 over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.