Aetna Funds, a division of Aeltus Investment Management of Hartford, Conn. will add a sixth fund to its Principal Protection Funds series of guaranteed mutual funds in April 2001, according to Aetna.

The fund, the Aetna Index Plus Protection II, is the second index fund to be added to the series, according to Andy Schwartz, a spokesperson for Aetna. The Aetna Index Plus Protection Fund was introduced in October. The guaranteed funds ensure investors initial investment so long as they stay in the fund for at least five years, according to Aetna.

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