NN has a strong history that stretches back 170 years. Over the years we have built leading positions in our chosen, predominantly European markets. Our roots lie in the Netherlands of the 18th century, when regional funds were founded. These regional funds insured people from certain communities, professional groups, as well as widows and orphans against adversity. RVS was one of them, founded as a funeral fund in 1838. In the course of the 19th and 20th century, many of these small companies and funds were acquired by the two largest Dutch insurers: De Nederlanden of 1845 and the Nationale Levensverzekering-Bank. In 1963, these two merged into Nationale Nederlanden. After the 1991 merger with NMB Postbank Group, which established ING Group, the Nationale-Nederlanden activities were absorbed by the new legal entity ING Insurance. Since the operational split off from ING in 2012, we accelerated our preparations for a stand-alone situation.
In March 2014 NN Group became the legal successor of ING Insurance. It became the holding company of ING’s European and Japanese insurance and investment management operations. On 2 July 2014 NN Group became a standalone, listed company. NN Group shares are listed since that date and are traded on Euronext Amsterdam under the listing name ‘NN Group’ (symbol ‘NN’).
Contact our History Department for more about our heritage and historical collection: Ingrid Elferink Ingrid.firstname.lastname@example.org.