Guggenheim Partners L.L.C. now owns Security Benefit Corp.
Guggenheim, Chicago, has received the approvals necessary to close on the deal, which was announced in February.
Security Benefit, Topeka, Kan., is the parent of Security Benefit Life Insurance Company, a 403(b) retirement plan services business and the Rydex-SGI money management firm.
Todd Boehly, managing partner in the office of the chief executive officer at Guggenheim, will become chairman of Security Benefit.
“We believe there are significant and mutually beneficial business opportunities ahead,” Boehly says in a statement.
Howard Fricke, who served as president of Security Benefit from 1988 to 2000, as chairman from 1996 to 2006, and as interim president starting in February 2010, will become the president of Security Benefit and vice chairman.
Security Benefit is keeping its headquarters offices in Topeka, its regional offices outside Topeka, its 780 employees, and its current businesses, including its annuity and insurance administration businesses, Fricke says.