About Newport Group

Kurt J. Laning

Executive Vice President,<br/> Non-Qualified and BOLI Solutions

Kurt Laning leads the teams that provide Newport Group clients with effective, efficient and contemporary non-qualified plan solutions—from the initial plan design to the vehicles used to informally fund them. He also leads our Retirement Sales teams and Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) group. 

Kurt has over 30 years of experience in our industry with extensive expertise in the BOLI market. Previously he 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.

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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.