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Securian Financial

Our history

Founded in 1984 with investment history dating back to parent company founding in 1880.

A rich history

Founded in 1984, Securian Asset Management, manages more than $40 billion for institutional clients, including corporations, insurance companies, pension plans, endowments and foundations, government entities. Clients benefit from our experience and expertise in a range of asset classes, including fixed income, private credit, real estate, risk managed equities and alternatives.

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2018

  • Advantus renames to Securian Asset Management, Inc. effective May 1, 2018
  • The name change aligns with our parent company, Securian Financial Group, Inc., and helps highlight our external asset management capabilities. It is not a result of a change in ownership or control.
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2017

Strategic Credit Income strategy established, investing across fixed income sectors, industries, and credit rating categories.

Advantus reaches $40 billion of assets under management.

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2014

  • Advantus acquires assets of NorthShore Advisors, LLC
  • Advantus reaches $30 billion in assets under management
  • Advantus affiliates with AAM, a specialist in insurance asset management
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2012

Managed Volatility Strategy established, investing for total return while controlling risk.

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2011

Strategic Dividend Income strategy established, investing in diversified real assets, including REITs, utilities, oil and gas, and infrastructure.

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2010

Advantus assets under management grow to $20 billion.

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2006

Long Duration Fixed Income strategies provide access to investment grade corporate bonds with over 9.5 year duration.

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1998

Insurance asset manager Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company (MMLIC) Asset Management merges with Advantus Capital Management.

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1996

Real Estate Securities strategy launched. Invests in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and commercial real estate securities.

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1991

Full Duration Fixed Income strategy provides access to investment grade public bonds with 3.5 to 5.5 year duration.

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1988

Private Placement strategy provides access to privately placed bonds.

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1984

Advantus Capital Management founded.

Securian Asset Management, Inc. is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is affiliated with Minnesota Life Insurance Company, Securian Trust Company, N.A. and Securian Financial Services, Inc., a registered broker-dealer. Securian Asset Management is also affiliated with Asset Allocation & Management Company, LLC (AAM), a registered investment adviser that specializes exclusively in insurance company asset management. Securian Asset Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc.