Great-West Financial Becomes Empower Retirement

Great-West Financial Becomes Empower Retirement

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Last April, Great-West Financial announced a merger with Putnam Investments, and days later the company acquired JP Morgan Retirement Services.

Today, Great-West has clarified its moves with the announcement of one unified brand, Empower Retirement (

Great-West assumes the new name effective immediately. Empower is now the second largest retirement services provider in the United States.

"The Empower brand name will represent our company in all forms of communication with the marketplace, and more importantly, it symbolizes a new era in retirement services," said Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO of Empower.

The new brand promise focuses on engaging consumers and plan sponsors in their retirement plans. Beyond the name change, individuals and plan sponsors likely won’t notice immediate account changes, but over time will see expanded services.

If you have questions, please contact Bukaty Companies Financial Services, 913.338.5300.