Denver-based Curian Capital, LLC has added of four new executives to the product development and asset management teams.

John Smith joins Curian’s asset management team in the role of vice president and client portfolio manager. Prior to joining Curian, he was a senior investment consultant and senior associate at Evaluation Associates/Mercer Investing Consulting.

Brian Hargreaves has joined Curian as vice president of strategic development, a role dedicated to the firm’s continuing product development in the alternatives space. Hargreaves comes to Curian from UBS Global Asset Management in Chicago where he spent five years as a director involved in product expansion and platform development for the Institutional Hedge Fund Division.

Also, Mark Godfrey has joined Curian as director of the Client Portfolio Management team in support of Elite Access, a product recently launched by Curian’s parent company, Jackson National Life Insurance Company. Godfrey last served as the director of investor relations for Arrowpoint Partners.

And Susanne Leisy joined Curian as vice president of strategic development for the Registered Investment Advisor and institutional channels, leading the firm’s strategic design, product development, infrastructure build and market entry into these two channels. Leisy previously served as vice president of investment product management for Charles Schwab, and led strategic business initiatives for JPMorgan Chase in New York.

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