Advantus Capital Management has named Randal Harrison as vice president and director of the Insurance Advisory practice that manages assets for insurance companies.

Harrison succeeds Marilyn Froelich who has led Insurance Advisory since 1998.

Advantus said Froelich is retiring but will remain with the company until the end of the year to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

Previously Harrison served as managing director and senior fixed income portfolio manager for RBC Global Asset Management.

Advantus executive vice president David Kuplic said that the unit is growing and poised to achieve its next stage of development. Harrison has the experience and expertise to lead that growth.