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

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

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DENVER -- April 4, 2013

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.

Contact:

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