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Dave Kuplic, president and CEO of Securian Asset Management announces his retirement

Sean O’Connell to succeed David Kuplic, who is retiring July 1

Dear Valued Clients and Partners:

It is with mixed emotions I am reaching out to inform you that I plan to retire on July 1, 2021.  During my 17 years at the firm, I’ve seen many industry and investment changes. The last few years as President of Securian AM have been some of my most rewarding.  Remaining at the firm to see us through the pandemic response was a priority for me.  Our associates demonstrated their strength, flexibility, and spirit by continuing to serve clients and our communities well during turbulent times.  I am proud that I am leaving Securian AM in a position of strength.

Sean O’Connell, CFA® will take over as CEO, President and Chief Investment Officer.  We are fortunate to have an experienced, successful leader in the asset management industry to lead the firm.  Sean has been with Securian AM (then Advantus Capital Management) for nearly 30 years and currently serves as Chief Investment Officer for Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company. He also leads private markets strategies, including commercial mortgage loans, private credit, and alternative investments.  Sean’s experience and track record of success will serve our clients and the firm well. 

Sean and the rest of the Securian AM team are well prepared for this transition. I am honored to have been part of the team creating value for you and look forward to watching the continued success of our clients, partners, and Securian AM family.

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David M. Kuplic 

President & CEO, Securian Asset Management  

About Securian Asset Management

Securian Asset Management is an institutional asset manager based in St. Paul, Minn., that specializes in public and private fixed income, commercial real estate debt and equity, pension solutions and alternative investments strategies, with more than $50 billion assets under management as of December 31, 2020. Clients include insurance companies, mutual fund sponsors, pension plans, foundations and endowments. The firm was established in 1984 and traces its history back to 1880 with the founding of its parent company, Securian Financial. As part of a mutual holding company, we focus on the long-term and seek to execute consistently for our clients.

Securian Asset Management, Inc., is a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc.

Securian Financial is the marketing name for Securian Financial Group, Inc. and its affiliates.

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