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Craig Stapleton

Craig Stapleton, CFA, FRM

Senior Vice President – Head of Quantitative Strategies

Craig serves as vice president for Securian Financial and leads the quantitative analysis and research group. He also is the co-portfolio manager for the Managed Volatility strategies and Securian Asset Management’s (Securian AM) Strategic Dividend Income portfolios.


Craig joined Securian Financial in 2005 and has been active in the investment industry for nearly 20 years. He is responsible for derivatives, agency MBS (mortgage-backed security), government and municipal bonds, quantitative analytics, cash management, asset and liability management (ALM), and strategic asset allocation for the Minnesota Life General Account. Craig previously provided quantitative analysis, security and portfolio risk statistics, and derivatives hedging capabilities for Securian AM and its clients. He was appointed to the Risk Council and Home Office Council in 2015.


  • Master of Business Administration in finance, University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, University of Illinois


  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Financial Risk Manager (GARP)


Craig is a board member of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations. He also serves on the investment committees for the foundations and the Minnesota Historical Society for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations. He is also on the Investment Committee for the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Craig Stapleton

Senior Vice President – Head of Quantitative Strategies

DOFU 4-2019