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Thrivent Mutual Funds Named One Of Barron's Best Fund Families In 2018

Organization ranked fourth out of 57 companies

MINNEAPOLIS (March 19, 2019) – Thrivent Mutual Funds has been named as the no. 4 fund family in Barron’s annual ranking of the Best Fund Families of 2018 based on performance for the year ending on December 31, 2018. The firm outranked more than 90 percent of the fund families included in the ranking. The magazine article, which published on March 8, 2019, recognized a total of 57 fund families for this year’s fund family ranking. In addition, Thrivent Mutual Funds came in at an no. 3 out of 55 funds in the five-year ranking category.

Solid performance in two of Thrivent Mutual Funds’ largest funds, Thrivent Moderately Aggressive Allocation Fund and Thrivent Moderate Allocation Fund, both mixed-asset offerings, contributed to the Top 5 2018 ranking. In addition, Thrivent Mid Cap Stock Fund continued to perform strongly in its category across major trailing time periods.

“We’re honored to be recognized in Barron’s because it demonstrates our team’s expertise, our commitment to fundamental research, and our long-term view of the markets,” said David Royal, chief investment officer at Thrivent and president of Thrivent Mutual Funds. “We’re focused on delivering strong results for our investors so they can be wise with money and make smart financial choices.”

Thrivent Mutual Funds is supported by a team of more than 100 investment professionals who take a long-term, disciplined approach in all phases of investment management including stock selection, portfolio construction and risk management. The funds are offered online at ThriventFunds.com, as well as through Thrivent Financial professionals and other investment advisors around the country.

About Thrivent Mutual Funds

Thrivent Mutual Funds helps investors prepare for a more secure financial future. They do this in a variety of ways, from the experience of their fund managers to providing convenient, flexible options to make investing easier. Thrivent Mutual Funds has been offering mutual funds since 1970. Today there are more than 20 mutual funds, including a full suite of solution-based products as well as an array of single-strategy offerings, with over $17.2 billion in assets (as of December 31, 2018). The investment adviser for the Funds is Thrivent Asset Management, LLC, comprised of more than 100 seasoned investment professionals focused on a broad range of investment strategies designed for all risk tolerances. For more information on Thrivent Mutual Funds, visit ThriventFunds.com.

About Thrivent

Thrivent is a not-for-profit financial services organization that helps Christians on the wise with money journey. As a mission-driven, membership-owned organization, it offers its more than 2 million members and customers a broad range of financial products, services and guidance to help them obtain a life of contentment, confidence and generosity. Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer insurance, investments, banking and advice over the phone, online as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a FORTUNE 500 company with $134 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/18). For more than a century it has helped Christians make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.