NU Online News Service, Aug. 26, 3:15 p.m. – Minnesota Life Insurance Company, St. Paul, has agreed to use portfolio analysis tools from Ibbotson Associates, Chicago, to advise purchasers of its MultiOption Achiever and Classic Variable annuity contracts.

The program offers a basic asset allocation option for customers who want advisors to handle everything; an option for customers who want portfolios to reflect their investment style; and a third option for customers who want advisors to present menus of investment ideas that fit their investment needs.