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Jan 24, 2008 9:30 am

Didn’t get any response in the firms forum so thought I’d try here.  3rd year in the business, 7/66, working at a place where I’m not happy and offered a position at ING FP.  My business:  10.5 book, funds & ins, fee based.

I'm not too worried about asset gathering or client acquisition, my background is sales and I can push when I need to push.   My questions center around ING.  I did extensive research on a number of boards and regular google and am finding very little information about their independent financial partners group.  Good or bad!  What are the thoughts of this board?  Strengths, weakenesses, concerns, focus of the company, transition assistance, etc...  For my very generic description of a business, is there another firm to research?  Obviously 2.5 years in, it's early to be "running" but I have my reasons.  I'm not as knowledgable as I would like to be about the big picture, so hopefully I haven't asked a dumb question, but anyway, thanks for the help.
Jan 24, 2008 12:00 pm

I like ING.  Great company.  But what is the job?  you are not being very specific.

Jan 25, 2008 9:41 am

Insurance company-they’ll want you to sell just their product. The regulatory industry continues to pay close attention to B/D’s that are insurance owned, bank owned, fund owned to make sure they’re doing what’s best for the client. ING has some great products, but they don’t work for every client. Look at some Indy firms that have a lot of technology, offer a great back office support staff and are neutral when it comes to product. There are 330 Indy B/D’s out there, don’t limit yourself to name recognition (espcially if you claim to be a great sales person). Best of luck!