Thrivent Funds(4)

Risk Spreads in High Yields

Thrivent High Yield Fund

US> Mid-Cap > Growth

Mar 12, 2010

In the deep and diverse high yield market, there are investable instruments that may even exhibit qualities very similar to those of equities. Paul Ocenasek, portfolio manager of the Thrivent High Yield Fund, adjusts to the specifics of the high yield spectrum while looking for bonds with favorable risk spread based on his assessment of industry and economic cycles.

More Than Income

Thrivent Diversified Income Plus Fund

US> Small-Cap > Core

May 07, 2007

Providing income is no longer enough if you want to address the long-term retirement needs, according to Mark Simenstad, manager of the Thrivent Diversified Income Plus Fund. The fund invests in a mix of asset classes to provide income, downside protection, and capital appreciation. Employing a multi-manager strategy, the fund relies mainly on quantitative methods to assess the relative value between the various asset classes and to make allocations.

At the Core of the Market

Thrivent Mid Cap Stock Fund

GL> Science/Technology >

May 02, 2006

When you have two managers, one with value and one with growth perspective, you'd be less dependent on the type of stocks the market favors at the moment. The Thrivent Mid Cap Stock Fund combines not only growth and value, but also targets “the best of both worlds” by investing in mid-cap stocks. According to the managers, the mid-cap universe combines the strong growth prospects of small-caps with the stability of large-caps.

Disciplined Bond Buyer and Seller

Thrivent Income Fund

US> Large-Cap > Core

Feb 18, 2016

Corporate bonds offer a different set of risk/reward opportunities to investors. Stephen Lowe, portfolio manager of the Thrivent Income Fund, and his team of analysts marry fundamentals with quantitative research and look for rewarding opportunities in the second tier of investment grade bonds and in high-yield sectors, provided the risks are worth taking.