Curian Capital has hired 3 executives and promoted 2.[@@]

Curian, Denver, administers managed account programs, which give investors with large sums to invest personalized alternative to mutual funds.

Curian has hired Steven Young to be senior vice president in its asset management operation and chairman of its investment policy committee.

Curian also has hired Walt Czaicki to be a vice president for asset management and Mark Schoenbeck to be vice president of corporate development.

Young, who previously was head of investment strategy for the wealth and investment management group at Bank of America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation.

Czaicki previously was a senior portfolio manager at Commerce Trust Company, St. Louis, Mo. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in finance from St. Louis University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation.

Schoenbeck spent 5 years as vice president of advisory services at Mutual Service Corp., West Palm Beach, Fla. He has a bachelor’s degree from California Lutheran University. He holds the Certified Financial Planner professional designation.

Curian also has promoted Dan Maurer to senior vice president of marketing, from vice president of marketing, and Mitch Waters to senior vice president and national sales manager, from vice president of sales.

Curian is a unit of Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Lansing, Mich., which, in turn, is a unit of Prudential P.L.C., London.