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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Diversifying an investment portfolio is important, and REITs provide an option to investors seeking portfolio diversification.

Low volatility equities help weather market cycles

Passive low volatility equities have outperformed the S&P 500® Index over the time period shown, providing equity exposure for investors

Private Placement Investing: the search for yield

Private placement bonds allow fixed income investors the potential to expand their opportunity set and consistently improve their total returns.

The Impacts of Divergent Monetary Policy on the Financial Sector

We entered the year with concerns that divergence in central bank policies could heighten volatility and our concerns were quickly realized.

Market Jitters to Welcome the New Year

With the new year off to a rocky start, Advantus responds to the market conditions that kicked off 2016 and what to expect in the months to follow.