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Advisor Resources

Provided by Advantus Capital Management, the investment advisor to Securian Funds Trust.

Advantus Capital Management offers sales ideas and support for Financial Advisors to have conversations with clients about investment concepts and market information.  Below are some public approved materials.

For more information and for Advisor-facing materials, contact your Advantus wholesaler Michael Fraser (Eastern Region) or David Serposs (Western Region), They are here to help you succeed.


Investment Insights


Market leaders: 2002-2016

This piece gives an overview of how major asset classes, fixed income, and sectors have performed over the last 15 years, and shows the importance of diversficaton.

Stocks, bonds, gold and inflation: 1970-2016

One of our most popular pieces, this timeline tracks the major indices and the major world events from 1970 to 2016.


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Low volatility equities help weather market cycles

Passive low volatility equities have provided equity exposure for investors with potentially less risk.


The myth of participating in the best days and avoiding the worst days

'The myth' piece shows the data that proves it's nearly impossible to be invested in the best days and out of the market on the worst days.

What is volatility?

Your clients may be a great fit for our Managed Volatility products, but they might not know what volatility in the markets means to them. This piece explains what volatility is and why markets may be volatile.


Managing portfolio risk and volatility

Are your clients unsure about portfolio risk? This material shows how reducing losses through managed volatility helps protect their investments.


The benefits of fixed income in rising rate environments

Help your clients understand that even in a rising interest rate environment, bonds still benefit a diversified portfolio.

Meet the managers

Have you ever wanted to know more about the people managing your investments? Meet Craig Stapleton and David Kuplic, portfolio managers for the Advantus managed volatility strategies.













Securian Funds are distributed through Securian Financial Services, Inc. Securites Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC, an affiliate of Advantus Capital Management, Inc.

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