August 07, 2012
--- An additional 21 investment options from Securian Retirement offer
diversity to advisers looking for more choices for retirement plan
The company looks for low expenses, risk-adjusted performance and
asset managers with repeatable, disciplined investment processes, according to
Kent Peterson, director, investment services and senior associate actuary.
“Advisers can feel confident they are offering quality investment choices
backed by a comprehensive due diligence process,” Peterson said.
The net operating expenses of the new Securian options are
extremely competitive relative to their peer strategies, with the majority at
0.2% or less, the company said. Additionally, all revenue-sharing funds from
investment companies are passed on to plan participants on a daily basis using
a 20-year-old process called Securian’s Actual Allocation Method.
Securian has added the following investments: Total International
Stock Index I; Large Growth Equity XV; Inflation-Adjusted Bond II; Mid-Cap
Equity IV; Small/Mid Growth Equity IV; Natural Resources III; Emerging Markets
III; Small Value Equity XVIII; Emerging Markets Index IA; and International
Core Index I.
For target-date accounts with underlying investment options based
on Vanguard Retirement Funds with the correlative dates, the following options
are now available: Retirement 2015; Retirement 2020; Retirement 2025;
Retirement 2030; Retirement 2035; Retirement 2040; Retirement 2045; Retirement
2050; Retirement 2055; Retirement 2060; and Retirement Income.
Securian said it would close the following investment options to
new plans effective September 4. On November 20 they will be mapped and closed:
Long-Term Investor-Grade Bond; Managed III; Large Value Equity II; and Small
Value Equity IX.
More information is available on the “Financial Professionals”