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Lockton Retirement Expands Northeast Practice


WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2016 -- Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker, expanded its retirement presence with the addition of Michael Duckett to its Washington, DC office.

Duckett, recognized as one of the Top 50 Advisors Under 40 by NAPA Net, the magazine of the National Association of Plan Advisors, brings a broad range of expertise to the Lockton team. Having worked for several plan administrators including Principal and T. Rowe Price, he has first-hand experience with recordkeeping, communication, investment management and fiduciary oversight. As an advisor, he earned the designations of both Accredited Investment Fiduciary and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor.

"Changing regulation and an increasing number of employee lawsuits have made retirement management a key focus," said Lockton's Washington DC President, Robert Connolly. "Our clients are looking to us to help them both care for their employees' well-being and protect their business's bottom line. Bringing expertise like Mike's to the table helps us do that."

"There are a lot of advisors who can talk investments," said Pam Popp, Lockton's National Retirement Practice President. "But there aren't a lot who have seen retirement from all the angles that Mike has. He can not only help clients choose investments, he also understands the regulatory environment and the operational complexities of administering a retirement plan. That kind of holistic expertise makes a huge difference for employers who want to both take care of their people and manage risk."

Duckett will be based in Lockton's DC office, but will consult clients all along the east coast. He can be reached at mduckett@lockton.com or by calling 202-414-2400.

Lockton's retirement practice advises more than 1,000 plans, representing $44 billion in assets. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Lockton_Retire.

About Lockton

More than 6,000 professionals at Lockton provide 50,000+ clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For seven consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's retirement experts, check our website.


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