General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> July 14, 2003

Fred Plautz – Thrivent Investment Management Inc

FRED L. PLAUTZ serves as Thrivent Financial for Lutherans' lead portfolio manager for equity assets in the large-cap core investment style. In this role, he is the senior portfolio manager for The AAL Capital Growth Fund, The AAL Capital Growth Portfolio and the LB Fund. Mr. Plautz is also co-manager of The AAL Balanced Fund. He graduated from Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin, in 1973 and earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979. He also earned an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Mr. Plautz joined Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) in 1995 as a portfolio manager. AAL and Lutheran Brotherhood merged on January 1, 2002. The merged organization adopted the name Thrivent Financial for Lutherans on July 1, 2002. Prior to joining Thrivent Investment Management, Inc., Mr. Plautz co-managed several large equity portfolios for Federated Investors. He previously was with Banc One Asset Management Corp. as a manager of index and equity funds. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a description of Thrivent and a summary of

your responsibilities there?

Mr. Plautz: Thrivent Investment Management, Inc., is the investment

advisor for Thrivent