About Curian CapitalCurian 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 Clearing LLC (member FINRA/SIPC) is the exclusive broker for these programs, for which it provides brokerage execution, processing and custody services. Investing in securities involves certain risks, including possible loss of principal. Curian Capital and Curian Clearing are indirect subsidiaries 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.
Curian Capital, LLC ( www.Curian.com), an asset management company that manufactures and distributes a comprehensive suite of investment strategies and asset management solutions to financial advisors and institutional clients, today announced that Joseph Hunter has joined Curian Clearing, the clearing and operations organization for Curian Capital, as senior vice president of operations. In this role, Mr. Hunter will work closely with the firm’s sales partners, vendors and advisor office support staff in furthering Curian’s tradition of service innovation. Mr. Hunter joins Curian from Fidelity Investments in Boston, where he served as senior vice president for National Financial Services, LLC. While serving in that role, Mr. Hunter implemented quality management methodology to position Fidelity’s Clearing and Transition Support organization as a best-in-class service provider for more than 200 brokerage firms. “Given Curian’s recent growth, as well as increased platform capabilities and product expansion, the operational infrastructure of our growing organization has become even more critical to our ongoing success,” said Michael Bell, Curian’s president and chief executive officer. “Joe’s primary focus will be on Curian’s support of advisors and clients, continuing to improve the high level of service that has set Curian apart since its inception. From the variety of investment solutions to the high level of control offered to investors, quality service remains a top priority for Curian.” Prior to Fidelity, Joseph worked for Bank of America in a variety of senior executive operational, clearing and trading capacities. As a senior vice president, he led a team of more than 500 professionals in Bank of America’s Brokerage Trading, Operations and Call Centers across the country. “Joe is a proven leader with experience building high performance teams and improving business operations,” Bell said. “His leadership and expertise will be a great fit for Curian as we work to maintain our reputation for efficiency, accuracy and superior levels of service. We’re thrilled to have Joe on board to help us move forward in improving value to our clients and advisors.”