Variable Annuities

Thrivent Moderately Conservative Allocation Portfolio

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Portfolio Management


Managing Portfolio since 2005
Began investment industry experience: 1981


Russell W. Swansen, CIO

Russell Swansen has been Chief Investment Officer of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans since 2003. Swansen provides leadership to an investment team charged with delivering consistent, competitive investment performance for Thrivent Financial's members and mutual fund shareholders. Before coming to Thrivent, Swansen was a managing director in the Chicago office of Colonnade Advisors, LLC, an investment bank. Prior to Colonnade, he was president of PPM America, Inc. from its inception in 1990 through 2000. Swansen holds a bachelor's degree in business and economics from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business.


David C. Francis, CFA, Head of Equities

Managing Portfolio since 2005
Began investment industry experience: 1978


David C. Francis, CFA, Head of Equities

David Francis is responsible for managing the equity investment division of Thrivent Asset Management, which includes portfolio management, research and trading for over $19 Billion in assets. He is also a member of the Investment Strategy Committee responsible for the $17 Billion Thrivent family of asset allocation funds. He has been with Thrivent Asset Management for 13 years. He has 36 years of investment and management experience, over the years serving as analyst, equity portfolio manager and in various leadership positions in national asset management companies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and earned his BA and MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.



Managing Portfolio since 2005
Began investment industry experience: 1983


Mark L. Simenstad, CFA

Mark Simenstad, chartered financial analyst (CFA), serves as Thrivent Financial for Lutherans vice president and head of fixed income funds and separate accounts. In this role, he is co-portfolio manager of the Thrivent Diversified Income Plus Fund and Thrivent Diversified Income Plus Portfolio, as well as all four Thrivent Asset Allocation Funds and Portfolios (Aggressive, Moderately Aggressive, Moderate, and Moderately Conservative). Simenstad oversees the investment management of all fixed income mutual funds and separate accounts, as well as fixed income research and trading. He joined the organization in 1983 as a securities analyst and held a variety of positions, including head of fixed income research and portfolio manager, before leaving the organization in 1993. He rejoined the organization in 1999 and assumed his current position in October of 2002. Before rejoining Thrivent Financial, Simenstad was employed by Investment Advisers, Inc. as vice president and portfolio manager from 1993 to 1996. He subsequently joined Voyageur Asset Management as chief investment officer – fixed income from 1996 to 1999. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.



Investment Objective

  • Seeks long-term capital growth while providing reasonable stability of principal.

Investment Strategy

  • Invests in a combination of Thrivent mutual funds and other financial instruments.

Benefits of Investing in the Thrivent Moderately Conservative Portfolio

  • The Portfolio offers strategic asset allocation and periodic reallocation that leverages the knowledge of the Thrivent Investment Committee.
  • Takes advantage of instant access to multiple portfolios, managers, asset classes and styles. It also offers investors the ability to own multiple portfolios, and to utilize multiple managers and styles with one purchase.
  • Finally, it's easy to modify by exchanging the entire portfolio to a less- or more-aggressive option.

Special Investment Risks

  • The portfolio generally has significant exposure to both equity and debt securities, so under performance in either the equity or debt markets can have a material adverse effect on the Portfolio's total return.
  • The Portfolio is subject to the following principal investment risks, which are described in more detail in the Portfolio's prospectus: Allocation Risk, Underlying Portfolio Risk, Market Risk, Issuer Risk, Volatility Risk (Asset Allocation Portfolios), Foreign Securities Risk, Real Estate Industry Risk, High Yield Risk, Credit Risk, Interest Rate Risk and Investment Adviser Risk (Asset Allocation Portfolios).
  • Shares of the Portfolio will rise and fall in value and there is a risk that you could lose money by investing in the Portfolio. The Portfolio cannot be certain that it will achieve its investment objective.
  • The Portfolio's performance depends on the portfolio managers' skills in determining the strategic asset class allocations, the mix of underlying Thrivent funds and other financial instruments, as well as the performance of those underlying assets. The performance of the underlying assets may be lower than the performance of the asset classes that the manager was trying to simulate. Stocks and bonds can decline due to adverse issuer, market, regulatory or economic developments.
  • These risks are described in the prospectus.

Investment Minimums

  • All initial and subsequent investment minimums exist at the contract level. Most subaccounts carry no investment minimums.
  • However, a minimum of $1,000 is required if you choose to use the DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging) Fixed Account to fund periodic investments to other subaccounts. See the prospectus for additional information.

Investing in a variable annuity contract involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. More complete information on the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the variable annuity contract and underlying investment options is included in the prospectuses, which investors should read and consider carefully before investing. Prospectuses are available online or from a Thrivent Financial representative.

For additional information, contact the Investment Interaction Center at 800-847-4836.

This variable annuity contract is issued by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and distributed by Thrivent Investment Management, Inc.