About Newport Group

Kurt J. Laning

Executive Vice President

Kurt Laning has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry encompassing working internally as a product development actuary and externally designing and marketing insurance programs to corporations and financial institutions. As Executive Vice President, Kurt leads the Non-Qualified, Insurance and BOLI teams focused on the goal of delivering “best in class” solutions in all aspects of product and service for clients. Previously Kurt was President of Clark Consulting whose operations were acquired by Newport Group. Kurt’s experience includes product development for a major insurance company, defined benefit pension consulting and working for a third party marketing firm specializing in the bank insurance marketplace. Kurt graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in actuarial science. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has spoken at various industry meetings and written articles in the banking and insurance industries.

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and Newport Group Consulting, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and Newport Group Consulting, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment advisers. When offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer. Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.