Equity Income Builder Strategy


The strategy seeks to provide an attractive and growing income stream, with capital appreciation, over time, by investing in dividend-paying stocks globally.
Thornburg Investment Income Builder Team


  1. Attractive income: The strategy seeks to deliver a yield that is higher than most bonds, using a dividend investing strategy.
  2. Durable growth: Offers the potential for dividend growth and stock price appreciation from companies with strong prospects and balance sheets.
  3. Stability: Generates recurring income that helps provide consistent returns over time. The strategy seeks lower volatility than the S&P 500 Index.

    Standard Deviation Annualized*

    Thornburg Investment Income Builder Strategy – Equity Only Portfolio 8.95 9.39 8.90
    S&P 500 Index 12.01 11.83 14.49

    Source: FactSet

    * Due to the limited amount of time since the Strategy inception, performance and characteristics of the Thornburg Investment Income Builder Strategy – Equity Only portfolio (IIB) is shown. Please see Carve Out description in Important Information
  4. Diversification: Geographic diversification provides global exposure and takes advantage of higher dividend yields abroad.


Bottom up and collaborative: Bottom-up, fundamental research combined with a collaborative cross-sector research approach may spot opportunities that a siloed research process can miss.

Seeks equity income:  Seeks dividend-paying companies with strong cash flows that have the ability and willingness to pay and grow their dividends over time.

Global reach:  Uses a highly active, benchmark agnostic approach that allows strategy to seek income anywhere in the world.

Important Information

Carve Out – Is a carve out of the equity only component of the Thornburg Investment Income Builder Composite and represents actual data of a portfolio within that Composite that has historically not allocated assets to fixed income. This information is relevant because the Equity Income Builder Composite is modeled on the equity only component of the Investment Income Builder Composite. Thornburg has not managed separate accounts tha t invest only in equities using the Income Builder strategy. The carved out data presented herein represents the equity only component that is managed as a single strategy portfolio with equity investments and may not reflect the impact that material economic and market factors might have had on the portfolio m ana ger's decision making. There can be no assurance that an equity only portfolio managed separately would have achieved similar results over the same time frame. In addition, since the time period is a historical one, there can be no assurance that future results will in any way resemble those presented herein.

Investments in the Strategy carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Special 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 capitalization companies may increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Carefully consider the Strategy's investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. There is no guarantee that the Strategy will meet its investment objectives.

Diversification does not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.

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.

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