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Overall Morningstar Rating among 742 Diversified Emerging Mkts funds, based on risk-adjusted returns for class I shares, using a weighted average of the funds three-, five-, and ten-year ratings: respectively, 2 stars, 4 stars and 4 stars among 742, 657 and 395 funds, as of 28 Feb 2023.
Flexible, focused core equity portfolio that invests primarily in companies in emerging markets.
Proven bottom-up fundamental research process focused on discovering strong companies with leading market positions, solid management teams, robust corporate governance and conservative capital structures.
Three-basket approach to portfolio construction with a focus on strong businesses helps to mitigate downside risk and seeks to produce strong risk-adjusted outperformance across many different market environments.
The fund’s goal is to provide investors with long-term capital appreciation.
Combining bottom-up, fundamental analysis with disciplined portfolio construction, the fund seeks long-term growth opportunities in emerging markets through investments in strong businesses at attractive valuations and identified paths to success. Using a three-basket portfolio construction approach, we are able to balance risk exposure across styles, allowing the portfolio to participate across market environments, whether led by growth or value.
Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.
The maximum sales charge for the equity funds' A shares is 4.50%. C shares include a 1% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) for the first year only. There is no up-front sales charge for class I or R shares.
Morningstar quartile ranking for Diversified Emerging Mkts category is based on total returns before sales charges for 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-years, among 816, 732, 650 and 394 funds, respectively, as of 31 Dec 2022, and 829, 742, 657 and 395 funds, respectively, as of 28 Feb 2023.
Prior to inception of R5 and R6 share classes, performance is hypothetical and was calculated from actual returns of an earlier share class adjusted for the expenses of the newer share class.
Share class inception dates: A, C and I shares, 16 Dec 2009; R5 and R6 shares, 1 Feb 2013.
(As of 1 Feb 2023)
Gross Expense Ratio (%)
Net Expense Ratio (%)
Thornburg Investment Management and/or Thornburg Securities Corporation have contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses through at least February 1, 2024, for some of the share classes; these are reflected in the net expense ratio. For more detailed information on fund expenses and waivers/reimbursements, please see the fund's prospectus.
Expense Ratios - Expressed as a percentage of total fund assets and include management fees and operating costs. Expense ratios fluctuate over time and the expense ratio in the prospectus may differ from the actual expense ratio. The fund's total return includes the deduction of expenses.
The Hypothetical Growth graph compares a hypothetical investment in the Fund to the performance of the Index for the stated time period. Returns reflect reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, if any, as well as all fees and expenses.
Holdings with the Geography breakdown are classified by country of risk as determined by MSCI and Bloomberg.
Cash includes cash and cash equivalents. Weights are percentages of total portfolio unless otherwise noted.
Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
Ben Kirby, CFA
Co-Head of Investments and Managing Director
Ben Kirby is co-head of investments for Thornburg Investment Management. He is responsible for driving the investment process at the firm level. Ben is also a portfolio manager on multiple strategies. He joined Thornburg in 2008 as equity research analyst, was promoted to associate portfolio manager in 2011, and was named portfolio manager and managing director in 2013. Ben holds…
Charlie Wilson is portfolio manager for Thornburg Investment Management. He joined the firm in 2012 as associate portfolio manager and was promoted to portfolio manager in 2014. Charlie earned a BS in geology from the University of Arizona in Tucson and a PhD in geophysics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Prior to joining Thornburg, Charlie served as co-portfolio…
Josh Rubin is portfolio manager for Thornburg Investment Management. He joined Thornburg in 2017, initially working with the global strategies before being named associate portfolio manager in 2018, and portfolio manager in 2021. Before Thornburg, Josh worked at Driehaus Capital Management in Chicago, where he was first an associate portfolio manager responsible for emerging markets, and then the portfolio manager…
Before investing, carefully consider the Fund's investment goals, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this and other information, contact your financial advisor or visit thornburg.com. Read them carefully before investing.
Investments carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Additional risks may be associated with investments outside the United States, especially in emerging markets, including currency fluctuations, illiquidity, volatility, and political and economic risks. Investments in small- and mid-capitalization companies may increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Investments in the Fund are not FDIC insured, nor are they bank deposits or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity.
The performance of any index is not indicative of the performance of any particular investment. Unless otherwise noted, index returns reflect the reinvestment of income dividends and capital gains, if any, but do not reflect fees, brokerage commissions or other expenses of investing. Investors may not make direct investments into any index.
Diversification does not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.
Class R shares are limited to retirement platforms only.
Class I shares may not be available to all investors. Minimum investments for the I share class may be higher than those for other classes.
There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objectives.
To determine a fund's Morningstar Rating™, funds and other managed products with at least a three-year history are ranked in their categories by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores. The top 10% receive 5 stars; the next 22.5%, 4 stars; the middle 35%, 3 stars; the next 22.5%, 2 stars; and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Risk-Adjusted Return accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (excluding sales charges), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Other share classes may have different performance characteristics.
Please see our glossary for a definition of terms.
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