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Curian Capital® Introduces Two Alternative-Focused Strategies

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Curian Capital, LLC (, an asset management company that manufactures and distributes a comprehensive suite of investment strategies and asset management solutions to institutions, financial advisors and their clients, today announced the release of two new products designed to help advisors harness volatility in today’s marketplace. Dynamic Risk Advantage – Aggressive is an addition to Curian’s Dynamic Risk Advantage ® (DRA) series and Alternative Select is a strategy for investors looking to supplement a traditional stock-bond portfolio with diversified exposure to alternative asset classes and strategies.

“Market volatility has significantly increased over the past decade and as a result, investors are in need of new allocation strategies and a way to reduce asset correlation within their portfolios,” said Steve Young, Curian’s senior vice president of asset management and chief investment officer. “These two new strategies offer new ways to access more diversified portfolio options and address the challenges of today’s turbulent marketplace. Each of these new products reflects our ongoing commitment to providing investments that meet the diverse needs of institutions, advisors and their clients.”

DRA – Aggressive is the third strategy in the DRA series, a lineup of products that seeks to systematically manage risk and offer downside protection, while fulfilling three unique investment objectives. The DRA – Diversified strategy focuses on total return and DRA – Income seeks to generate total return and invests in securities that have the potential to produce income. The new DRA – Aggressive strategy expands the breadth and depth of the series, offering a higher concentration to equity and alternatives with a focus on capital appreciation. The built-in volatility component provides non-correlated diversification to existing asset allocations, protecting assets during down cycles while providing the potential opportunity for improved capital appreciation in up cycles.

Curian’s Alternative Select strategy is an alternative investment option, giving institutions, financial advisors and their clients a lower return correlation to traditional stock and bond portfolios, and the potential for better downside risk protection. The Alternative Select portfolios invest in various ETFs and open-end, actively managed mutual funds. The strategy offers three asset allocation models tailored to unique investor risk profiles – Conservative, Moderate and Growth. Each option provides a high exposure to alternative investments.

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