• Investment Team Travelogue: India's Changing Mindset
    June 2018 [Sachin Kashyap]
    India is changing socially and economically, with financials, telecoms and IT paving the way and providing attractive, long-term investment opportunities.


  • Tax Reform Moves the Needle on U.S. Corporate Tax Competitiveness
    Updated May 2018 [Charles Roth]
    If U.S. tax reform modestly boosts economic growth and deepens the fiscal deficit, its benefits for smaller companies are significant. It also ends incentives that spurred bigger U.S. firms to decamp to lower-tax jurisdictions abroad.
  • Rather Than Tackling Underlying Challenges, Central Banks’ Playbook Makes Them Worse
    Updated May 2016 [Jeff Klingelhofer, CFA, Charles Roth, Global Fixed Income]
    Major central banks have spent trillions of dollars and several years trying to stoke structurally challenged economic growth, but their efforts have resulted in inflated asset prices, increased market volatility and heavier debt loads that weigh on growth.


  • Long-Term Focus, Every Step of the Way
    Updated May 2018 [Global Opportunities Fund, Vinson Walden, CFA]
    Since 2006, we have built Thornburg Global Opportunities Fund on our core investment principles of flexibility, focus, and value. While a memorable anniversary has come and gone, we remain hard at work to ensure “what’s past...is prologue.”
  • Active Share: What is it, and What Does it Mean to Investors?
    March 31, 2018 [Equity Funds]
    Thornburg believes in the merits of truly active management, based on fundamental research of individual securities and the flexibility that our broad investment mandates allow. All of our equity funds have high active share.
  • Beware the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
    Updated January 2017 [Jeff klingelhofer, CFA, Global Fixed Income]
    With global bond yields still suppressed by central banks, many so-called ‘unconstrained' bond funds today pull from a broad variety of asset classes in search of higher income, within and without U.S. markets. Many of them, at least from yards away, appear to be the most docile sheep. But in an effort to tame interest-rate risk, quite a few use leverage and derivatives, and these tactics often backfire, exposing investors to greater risks. That sheep of a global bond fund may indeed turn out to be a wolf.
  • Endowment Spending Policy
    April 2018 [Firm Insights]
    Retirees and their advisors should thoughtfully establish a spending plan to balance the desire to maintain a consistent lifestyle with preserving assets for a retirement that could last 30 to 40 years. To achieve this balance, a spending policy should be developed to determine what percentage of the retirement savings will be spent initially and how this amount will change over time to reflect the effects of inflation and the performance of the underlying investment portfolio.
  • Rally in Emerging Market Equities Peaking, or Just Beginning?
    Updated May 2018 [Charles Wilson, PhD, Developing World]
    Emerging market stocks should be a permanent part of portfolio allocation. But for those wondering whether they’ve missed the opportunity to establish or build their exposure to the asset class, it appears the cycle tailwinds lifting developing country stocks have just begun.
  • The Laddered Bond Portfolio
    2018 [Bond Funds]
    Many financial advisors recommend bonds and bond funds as a part of their clients' investment portfolios, both for their perceived safety and yield. However, not all bonds and bond funds are the same, and investors are often lured by higher yields into high-risk bond strategies, only to expose themselves to increased losses..
  • Building a Cash Flow Reserve Ladder
    March 2018 [Firm Insights]
    One of the challenges that confronts retirees and their advisors is how to prevent having to sell their hard earned retirement assets at the wrong time. We have all heard the age old investment adage “Buy Low and Sell High,” which tells us to buy assets when they are out of favor but to time the disposition of the assets when the markets are in your favor.
  • Understanding the Confucian in Xi’s Populism
    March 2018 [Charles Roth]
    Thornburg Portfolio Manager Lei Wang weighs in on the populist turn in China, which is among a growing contingent of populist nations.
  • The Value of Dividends in Retirement
    March 2018 [Firm Insights]
    Over the past eighty-seven years, dividends have accounted for over 40% of the total return for the S&P 500 Index. The importance of dividends has been an often overlooked part of investing, but will continue to come to the forefront as baby boomers prepare for retirement and look for high and growing income-generating investments.
  • No Middle Ground: Passive, or Truly Active and Diversified
    The average actively managed U.S. equity fund often returns less than index-based strategies, according to research study, “Active Share and Mutual Fund Performance.” But actively managed funds that have high Active Share, the portion of a portfolio that diverges from its benchmark index, on average outperform index returns, the study indicated.
  • Beijing's Reforms Reveal Blue Skies
    Updated June 2018 [Charles Wilson, PhD]
    China’s supply-side reforms are having a real impact on its economy and environment, and creating attractive, if not immediately apparent, investment opportunities for flexible valuation-sensitive investors.
  • ESG Momentum Stocks: Sustainable Investing’s Diamonds in the Rough
    Updated February 2018 [Charles Roth]
    A company's efforts to improve its sustainability are often a better gauge of future success than its current ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) score.
  • Navigating the Economic and Market Crosscurrents to Come
    January 2018 [Jason Brady, CFA]
    Why are U.S. financial conditions easing as the Fed tightens monetary policy? Is the Phillips Curve finally showing signs of life? Are ETFs liquid? What are today’s challenges to portfolio construction and asset allocation? Thornburg CEO Jason Brady answers these questions, and more.
  • 2018 and Beyond: Riding Disruptive Innovation's Return Curve
    January 2018
    Disruptive technology is reshaping the world, driving efficiency and productivity up and costs down across all sectors of the economy. Companies that don’t keep up will be left behind. Which are leading the charge? Which are adapting? Which stand to benefit?


  • Overcoming Selection Bias in Assessing Long/Short Equity Strategies
    February 2018 [Stephen Jimenez, Long/Short Equity]
    The criteria for picking a long/short equity fund matter for investors who are serious about portfolio diversification, downside protection and hedging risk in equity markets that have gone from one record high to the next.
  • The Sun Also Shines on Highly Active Managers and Astute Financial Advisors
    February 2018 [Charles Roth]
    As robo advisors join passive investing’s parade, interested investors would be well advised to do their due diligence on robo shops and their reliance on passive products. Just as performance among financial advisors and active mutual fund managers varies, it also varies among robo advisors.


  • Active Investment Synthesis: No Boundary, Comparative Advantage, Collaborative Success
    Updated January 2018 [Firm Insights]
    While deep industry knowledge is very important, investment outcomes are even more important. We believe the interdisciplinary approach leads to better investment decisions because we’re evaluating opportunities across sectors, geographies, industries.


  • Navigating Interest Rate Cycles with the Laddered Bond Portfolio
    Updated December 2017 [Limited Term Municipal Fund]
    How will your clients fare in a rising interest rate environment?


  • Flexible Global Investing at a Discount to Intrinsic Value
    Updated February 2018 [Global Opportunities, Vinson Walden, CFA]
    “Financial markets can move stock prices around far more dramatically than real changes in the underlying businesses. So there are always opportunities for us to uncover.”


  • Making Sense of the Currency Effect in Foreign Equities Investing
    November 2017 [Todd Wax, CFA]
    U.S. investors in international markets would be well advised to understand the impact that currency fluctuations have on their international portfolio, especially when translated back into U.S. dollars.
  • Unlocking Relative Value: Optimizing Team Structure for Multi-Sector Fixed Income Investing
    September 2017 [Jeff Klingelhofer, CFA, Josh Yafa, Global Fixed Income]
    Flexible cross-asset oriented investment teams are positioned to assess fundamentals and valuations across discreet asset classes, facilitating relative value tradeoffs and improving the potential for superior risk-adjusted returns.
  • Five Questions with Ben Kirby, CFA, on Risks and Opportunities in Today’s Global Market
    July 2017 [Investment Income Builder Fund, Ben Kirby, CFA]
    Portfolio Manager Ben Kirby, CFA talks opportunities and risks in today’s global markets, including areas especially attractive to active stock pickers, like Thornburg.


  • Laddered Bond Portfolios: Built to Perform in Rising Rate Environments
    Updated May 2018 [Josh Yafa, The Laddered Bond Portfolio]
    In this white paper, Josh Yafa, client portfolio manager, discusses the benefits of laddered bond portfolios and analyzes their performance vs. barbell and bullet bond strategies during periods of rising interest rates.
  • From “Newness” to Elusive Ghost Cities, China’s Rebalancing: a Work in Progress
    May 2017 [Equity Funds, China, William Fries, CFA ]
    Senior Advisor Bill Fries recently visited China at what is turning out to be a rather turbulent time. After spending nearly two decades investing in China, Bill discusses its economic “rebalancing” and turbulent capital markets.


  • Inside Thornburg Long/Short Equity Fund
    August 2017 [Connor Browne, CFA, Long Short Equity Fund]
    Portfolio Manager Connor Browne sits down for a Q&A to discuss Thornburg's new liquid alternative product.
  • The Fading Masters of the Universe and Their Liquid Alt Heirs
    February 2017 [Charles Roth]
    Rather than cut exposure to hedging strategies, diversification and risk mitigation may well be more important today for appropriate portfolio allocation than they have been for some time.
  • The Elevated Risks of Safe Stocks
    September 2016 [Charles Roth]
    Normally safe, dividend-paying stocks have attracted major inflows, spiking prices. But their now elevated valuation multiples aren’t supported by earnings growth. The risks of a correction in these “expensive defensives” are running increasingly high as the threat of rising interest rates grows.
  • Sustainable Investing as Performance Investing
    Updated May 2016 [Better World International]
    Empirical evidence demonstrates that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing can outperform non-ESG strategies over time.
  • The Benefits of Active Bond Laddering
    March 2018 [Christopher Ryon, CFA, Tax-Exempt Bonds]
    One of the tools we use at Thornburg to manage fixed income is laddering. Laddering is not exclusively a passive investment strategy. Rather, it is simply one of many techniques managers have at their disposal to control duration. See how a hypothetical ladder structure outperforms barbell structure over a 16-year period.
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