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How Thrivent hopes to grow beyond its base of religious investors

NEW YORK Little-known Thrivent Financial, a Minneapolis-based asset manager that offers financial services to Lutherans, is hoping its recent streak of outperformance will make it stand apart at a time when steep investor outflows are prompting a wave of mergers throughout the mutual fund industry.

After Trump rally, equity investors move into healthcare, retailers

NEW YORK High U.S. share prices are pushing Lipper Award-winning equity fund managers into the shares of beaten-down healthcare companies, retailers and emerging-market stocks that they say offer a greater chance for outsized gains.

Emerging markets land top of managers' portfolios with rising rates

NEW YORK Rising short-term interest rates in the United States are prompting Lipper Award-winning bond fund managers to add emerging-market debt and non-agency backed residential mortgages that they say offer more potential for gains in the year ahead.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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