Curian Capital® Appoints Gabriel Burstein, Ph.D. as Head of Investment Strategy

DENVER--()--Curian Capital, LLC (www.Curian.com), an asset management company that manufactures and distributes a comprehensive suite of investment strategies and asset management solutions to institutions, financial advisors and their clients, today announced the addition of Gabriel Burstein, Ph.D., as head of the Investment Strategy group.

In his new role, Burstein will lead the newly formed group responsible for alternative investments, asset allocation, market strategy and manager research. He will also oversee the expansion of the group’s portfolio and product construction capability. Burstein will be based in Denver and report to Steve Young, senior vice president and chief investment officer.

Prior to joining Curian, Burstein worked for Lipper in New York, where he was global head of Investment Research as well as Hedge Fund and Mutual Fund Research. Burstein’s previous roles also included head global macro investment strategist and head of the Relative Value Strategy Research Group for HSBC Securities and Bank USA, head of Specialized Research for Hedge Fund Strategies at Daiwa Securities and he held global macro and quantitative proprietary trading and strategy positions at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

“Gabriel has an impressive background in directing investment research and strategy at a number of highly-respected financial services companies and is a renowned investment specialist in the industry,” said Young. “We look forward to his expert insights and leadership in traditional and alternative portfolio investment strategy so Curian can continue to provide unique actively managed solutions that meet the needs of financial professionals. Gabriel will also help to manage the tremendous expansion of Curian’s investment responsibilities, while promoting the aggressive growth objectives of our firm.”

Burstein has written numerous academic research papers and also authored an alternative investment strategy book published in the U.S. and Japan. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has appeared on various financial television networks. Burstein has a doctorate from London University, Imperial College in stochastic optimization, the mathematics used in portfolio construction, an area in which he published several research papers as a U.S. Army research fellow.

For more information about Curian, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers and financial institutions can visit www.curian.com or contact the Curian Sales Desk at (877) 847-4192.

About Curian Capital

Curian Capital, LLC (www.Curian.com) is an asset management company that manufactures and distributes a comprehensive suite of investment strategies and asset management solutions to institutions, financial advisors and their clients. Curian is committed to achieving investor success through advisor excellence by helping financial professionals provide their clients with the best investment advice, solutions and service possible. The company has $11.4 billion in assets under management or advisement as of 12/31/12.

Curian Capital is a direct subsidiary of Lansing, Michigan-based Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®) and an indirect subsidiary of Prudential plc (NYSE: PUK), a company incorporated in England and Wales. Prudential plc and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 160 years and has $658 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/12). Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.

Curian Capital, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, provides customized investment management products and services. Curian Clearing LLC (member FINRA/SIPC) is the exclusive broker for these programs, for which it provides brokerage execution, processing and custody services. Investing in securities involves certain risks, including possible loss of principal.

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Curian Capital, LLC
Melissa Hernandez
Senior Media Relations Specialist
303.224.7572
melissa.hernandez@curian.com

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Contacts

Curian Capital, LLC
Melissa Hernandez
Senior Media Relations Specialist
303.224.7572
melissa.hernandez@curian.com