ING Launches Roundtable for Mid-Market Advisers, Consultants

In an effort to grow in the mid-market space, ING's U.S. Retirement Services operations launched a series of educational roundtable discussions for mid-market retirement plan consultants and registered investment advisers (RIAs), the company said.

The roundtables are focused on the mid-market retirement plan space (employers with $20 million to $150 million in retirement plan assets). The first event was held June 9 in Washington, D.C. Similar regional meetings are scheduled to take place over the next few months, according to a news release. Discussion topics include: investment monitoring and oversight; industry trends on automatic plan features and target-date funds; and the opportunity for sponsors to graduate into more flexible products as they grow, taking advantage of important features and benefits associated with larger plans.

ING will also be hosting a larger, mid-market summit on September 9 and 10.

In conjunction with the roundtables, ING has been marketing its re-branded Framewor(k) product, a retirement plan solution that can be customized for mid-market employers, offering open architecture and full fee disclosure, according to the company. ING acquired the product in 2008 when it purchased CitiStreet (“CitiStreet Sold to ING for $900 Million’).

For more information about Framewor(k) or to register for an ING mid market roundtable event, consultants and advisers can contact Steve Davis at 732.514.8537.