ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advantus Capital Management, an asset management subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, has promoted two associates to lead its legal and compliance functions upon the retirement of Vicki Bailey, Advantus’ longtime chief legal and compliance officer.
Jennifer Denys has been promoted to vice president and chief legal officer and will lead the legal team at Advantus. Denys, who joined Advantus in 2005, most recently served as assistant general counsel, providing legal advice and support for all types of investment transactions and legal agreements.
Denys received her juris doctor degree from Loyola University-Chicago. She is a fellow of the American College of Investment Counsel and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and she serves on the board of directors of Como Friends, the nonprofit fundraising organization for the Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul.
Todd Spicer has been promoted to vice president and chief compliance officer. Spicer joined Advantus as its compliance director in January 2016 after managing corporate compliance initiatives for several years with Securian.
Spicer received his juris doctor degree from Hamline University. He is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Launderer Specialists and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He previously served as a member of the American Council of Life Insurers Anti-Money Laundering and Critical Infrastructure committee.
Denys and Spicer will report to David Kuplic, Advantus’ executive vice president and Securian’s chief investment officer.
“We are privileged to have Jennifer and Todd on Advantus’ leadership team,” said Kuplic. “They have both been strong contributors to our deep legal and compliance expertise and are well prepared to take on greater responsibilities as we pursue more opportunities.”
About Advantus Capital Management
Advantus Capital Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, is an institutional asset manager specializing in public and private fixed income, managed volatility, real estate securities and other income-oriented equity strategies. As of September 30, 2016, Advantus has $36 billion in assets under management.