“Each of these executives bring an incredible depth of expertise in the alternative investments and institutional spaces,” said Michael Bell, Curian’s president and chief executive officer. “They will work together in a proactive effort to meet evolving advisor and investor alternative strategies needs. The delivery of alternatives to investors in a variety of product formats is a major focus for Curian, given the market volatility of the recent past and the increased desire to stabilize portfolio returns.”Curian has an established presence in the alternatives market, first introducing alternatives to its custom style portfolios (CSP) in 2009. Curian serves as a third-party investment manager for Jackson ®, responsible for managing over 20 alternative and risk mitigation-focused strategies on the Elite Access platform. “All four of these individuals bring invaluable knowledge and experience to our firm, and they will be great assets to continuing our growth into new markets,” Bell said. “We’re thrilled to have built a world-class leadership team in order to continue expanding our footprint into the alternatives and institutional channels.” About Curian Capital Curian Capital, LLC ( www.Curian.com) is an asset management company that manufactures and distributes a comprehensive suite of investment strategies and asset management solutions to financial advisors and institutional clients. The company has $8.2 billion in assets under management as of 3/31/12. 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 more than 160 years and had more than $545 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/11. 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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