NU Online News Service, Dec. 4, 2003, 3:23 p.m. EST – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Minneapolis, has hired Russell Swansen to be its chief investment officer.[@@]
Swansen will replace Jim Abitz, who announced plans in June to retire from Thrivent at the end of the year.
Thrivent is a nonprofit financial services organization with 2.9 million members. Its CIO is responsible for $41 billion in general account assets, $11 billion in mutual fund assets and $8.7 billion in variable product portfolios.