Michael S. Darling, CFP®, CRPS®
Michael Darling is responsible for managing business relationships and strategic efforts relating to Lord Abbett's distribution partners, particularly specific broker- dealers, banks, and recordkeeping and insurance providers.
Mr. Darling joined Lord Abbett in 2006, and has held several positions within the firm. Prior to his current role, Mr. Darling served as Lord Abbett’s DCIO Product Manager. In this role, he planned and coordinated the growth of the firm's defined contribution investment only (DCIO) business. In previous roles, he worked with advisors and platform partners to grow their retirement plan business using Lord Abbett's business-building tools, market insights, and investment solutions. His areas of expertise include retirement plans, recordkeeper platforms, and investments.
Mr. Darling earned a BS in communication from the University of Maryland. He also is a holder of both the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS) designations.