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December 10, 2015

Advantus Capital Management adds institutional sales resources with recent hire Matthew Ketchum

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advantus Capital Management, a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc., hired Matthew Ketchum as it expands its institutional sales and consultant relations resources.

Advantus is expanding its marketing efforts to support the increasingly complex needs of institutional investors and their advisors. With a focus on providing fixed income and specialty equity investing supported by a deep research team and risk management discipline, Advantus offers unique investment solutions that fill specific needs in the institutional market.

Ketchum brings a great deal of market experience and strong industry relationships with him to Advantus. As vice president of institutional sales, Ketchum is responsible for providing Advantus investment solutions to corporate and public pension plans, government entities, healthcare and non-profit organizations, foundations and endowments and other institutional investors. He previously worked with State Street Global Advisors and UBS Global Asset Management and holds a master’s degree in economics from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in public finance from Indiana University.

“Matt is an exceptional sales professional and will definitely help to advance our reach in the institutional marketplace,” said Steve Moen, Advantus’ senior vice president of business development and investment solutions. “In addition to working directly with institutional investors, Matt will play a key role in Advantus’ efforts to strengthen our relationships within the investment consulting community.”

About Advantus Capital Management

Advantus Capital Management is an institutional asset manager specializing in public and private fixed income, managed volatility, real estate securities and other income-oriented equity strategies. Its investment approach is founded on thorough fundamental research insights derived from collaboration among investment specialists across diverse strategies, with risk management embedded throughout the process. Advantus is a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc.

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