During the past 12 months, Curian has added a number of new investment options and strategies. In February 2009, the firm introduced an alternatives asset class that invest primarily in commodities, foreign currencies and private equity. In April, Curian launched its Tactical Advantage Strategy, which uses a dynamic asset allocation approach that seeks to capture opportunities for growth while actively managing risk. In August, the firm added a Cash Management Program with check-writing features and an FDIC- insured Money Market Deposit account that insures up to $750,000 in client deposits.Curian also unveiled a major enhancement in August, with the launch of its Custom Wealth Platform (CWP). The CWP, a Unified Managed Household (UMH) solution that offers investors an aggregated view of their Curian holdings, represents the culmination of Curian’s ongoing initiative to develop a comprehensive investment management solution that is consolidated on one flexible platform. “The feedback we have received from advisors is that they are looking for a platform that is flexible, easy to use and features a broad range of investment options, from equities to cash,” said Chris Rosato, senior vice president of strategic development for Curian. “By developing and delivering a truly comprehensive spectrum of asset allocation strategies and investment vehicles, we are helping advisors minimize the time spent on portfolio construction so they can focus on servicing clients and building their business.” For more information about Curian’s Custom Style Portfolios and the new Dynamic Risk Advantage and Enhanced Real Return strategies, as well as the firm’s other available investment options, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers and financial institutions can visit www.curian.com or contact the Curian Sales Desk at (877) 847-4192. About Curian Capital Curian Capital, LLC ( www.Curian.com) is a registered investment advisor providing innovative fee-based separately managed accounts to financial professionals through a state-of-the-art technology platform. The company has $3.6 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/09, and ranks among the top 10 third party managed account vendors in the industry by AUM (source: Cerulli Associates). Curian Capital is an indirect subsidiary of Prudential plc (NYSE: PUK), a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in the United Kingdom. Prudential plc and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial service groups. It provides insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 160 years and had more than $468 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/09. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.
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