Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a basket of securities that enable investors to purchase shares in a diversified portfolio of securities, including stocks and/or bonds. ETFs offer intra-day liquidity, are traditionally a lower-cost option, and may have no investment minimums. Thrivent’s ETF is managed by the same investment professionals who have a history of managing our Thrivent Mid Cap Stock Fund and Thrivent Small Cap Stock Fund.
Thrivent Small-Mid Cap ESG ETF, an actively managed fund, looks for small- and mid-sized companies to invest in, then follows a disciplined yet flexible process that combines Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and fundamental investment research techniques.
The ETF is newly formed and does not have any operating history. Small and medium-sized companies often have greater price volatility, lower trading volume, and less liquidity than larger, more established companies. The ETF’s value is influenced by a number of factors, including the performance of the broader market, and risks specific to the Fund’s asset classes, investment styles, and issuers. Markets may also be impacted by domestic or global events, including public health threats, terrorism, natural disasters or similar events. ESG strategies may result in investment returns that may be lower than if decisions were based solely on investment considerations. Because ESG criteria exclude certain securities/products for non-financial reasons, investors may forego some market opportunities available to those who do not use these criteria. ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, and will fluctuate in market value. Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are not individually redeemable directly with the Fund, and are bought and sold on the secondary market at market price, which may be higher or lower than the ETF’s net asset value (NAV). Transactions in shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions, which will reduce returns. The Adviser’s assessment of investments and ESG considerations may prove incorrect, resulting in losses, poor performance, or failure to achieve ESG objectives. The Adviser is also subject to actual or potential conflicts of interest. These and other risks are described in the prospectus.
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