Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Thornburg Investment Management advises a range of active investment strategies, each offered through multiple vehicles to serve a broad spectrum of client needs worldwide. Our goals are to provide attractive returns through active portfolio management and to help clients reach their long-term financial goals. From short-term fixed income to flexible global equity, we focus on the fundamentals, invest for the long term, and go wherever we see value. As of December 31, 2014, Thornburg managed $64.5 billion in assets.
A single investment management headquarters at the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, far from the noise and groupthink of the major financial centers, allows us to apply our own distinct perspective to portfolio management — helping us build wealth for clients over the long term.
From the beginning, we have thrived under an independent, private ownership structure, to which we are firmly committed. Thirty-seven of our 260 employees are also managing directors. Our private structure enables us to avoid being tied to providing short-term results to a corporate parent and allows us to focus on providing attractive investment returns to clients over the long term.
Our first investment product was introduced in 1982 as the Daily Tax Free Income Fund. In 1984, Chief Investment Officer Brian McMahon joined the firm. Over the ensuing eight years, we introduced a series of conservatively managed, highly regarded laddered fixed-income strategies. We launched our first U.S. equity strategy in 1995. Our first global equity strategy began three years later in 1998. Additional equity strategies came over the next 15 years, as our investment capabilities grew. These included Investment Income Builder, Global Opportunities, Developing World, and others.
"While many companies have elected to expand their rosters at rapid clips or venture outside their core competencies, this employee-owned firm has developed its lineup in a responsible manner."
- Morningstar ("Thornburg Stands Out from the Crowd," January 2011)