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Founded in 1984, Securian Asset Management, manages more than $37 billion for institutional clients, including corporations,  endowments and foundations, government entities, insurance companies, and pension plan managers. We also manage mutual funds, retirement investments and variable insurance fund investments for financial advisors and their clients. 

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  • 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.


  • Strategic Credit Income strategy established, investing across fixed income sectors, industries, and credit rating categories
  • Advantus reaches $40 billion of assets under management.


  • 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


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


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


Advantus assets under management grow to $20 billion


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


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


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


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


Private Placement strategy provides access to privately placed bonds


Advantus Capital Management founded

Advantus Capital 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. Advantus is also affiliated with Asset Allocation & Management Company, LLC (AAM), a registered investment adviser that specializes exclusively in insurance company asset management. Advantus Capital Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc.