NEWPORT COAST, CA, November 02, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Assumpta "Amy" Kiang a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Kiang celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Since 1996, Ms. Kiang has served as vice president, senior financial consultant, and wealth management adviser at the Costa Mesa, California branch of the legacy wealth management titan Merrill Lynch. She is proud of mobilizing her passion for economics and finance toward the goal of helping her clients with financial planning. Ms. Kiang is also a passionate patron of the arts and culture. In addition to her career accomplishments, she is also a leader in numerous professional societies and community arts and cultural organizations. She is the recipient of many distinguished professional awards including the 2007 Community Achievement Award from Merrill Lynch.
Born in Beijing to Pei-Yu and Yu-Jean Chao, Ms. Kiang studied at the National Taiwan University and Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, traveling to the U.S. to serve as a data programmer for IBM World Trade in New York City. From 1964 to 1968, Ms. Kiang served as a librarian in the East Cleveland Public Library, and in 1965, she married Wan-Lin Kiang, and had one son, Eliot. The family moved back to Taiwan in the '70s.
Ms. Kiang taught at the National Taiwan University and served with the reference Library of USIS (U.S. Information Service in Taiwan). Her passion for economics never waned, and in 1977, she accepted a position with Merrill Lynch in Santa Ana, California, as an account executive. That year, with top honors, Ms. Kiang also completed a second master degree, MBA, with California State University at Long Beach. Ms. Kiang belonged to the Merrill Lynch Family of Funds Strategic Advisor Circle. Her late husband, Dr. Wan-lin Kiang (WLK), a successful investment banker, created the Taiwan Fund (*TWN) when he was the President of the China Development Corp., Taiwan ROC. In memory of Dr. Kiang, Ms. Kiang later set up a family foundation. She has donated a rotunda to Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA, endowed the Kiang lectureship at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), established the WLK International Financial Research Center at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She has supported numerous international financial publications cooperating with the WLK Research Center as well as with the Institute of Finance and Banking of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, China. Ms. Kiang also supported various scholarships for business students who needed financial support.
As a prominent Chinese American, Ms. Kiang not only has served leaders with the WLK International Finance Center, the Institute of Finance and Banking at the Chinese Academy, she also served on the Dean's Council for the Department of Social Science at UCI. From 1980 to 1982, she served with the women's league of California State University in Long Beach. Ms Kiang maintains membership with the American Association of University Women, the Chinese Business Association Society of California, and served the Chinese American Professional Women's League, the Pacific Rim Investment and Trade Association, the U.C.I. Chancellor's Club, Old Ranch Country Club, and the Center Club, where she served as a director with the executive women's council of Orange County. She was one of the founders of Pan Pacific Performing Arts, Inc. and served as president and chairperson for three terms until 2015. In 2010, she hosted a seminar in China for European business leaders, and in 2008, she held a conference for leaders in the Chinese gold industry.
For dedication in finance and economics, Ms. Kiang was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the World, as well as two volumes of Who's Who in Finance and Business.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Kiang has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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