• Bond Correlations and Interest Rates, Not Always a Straight Line
    Updated July 2017 [Josh Yafa, Bonds]
    Thornburg's Josh Yafa examines why duration alone may not adequately gauge interest rate risk in fixed income strategies. And how relative value and diversification are vital to creating best outcomes for investors.




  • Long-Term Focus, Every Step of the Way
    Updated July 2017 [Global Opportunities Fund, Vinson Walden, CFA, Elias Erickson]
    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?
    June 30, 2017 [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.
  • Compelling Value
    Featuring four articles from Thornburg's Global Perspectives blog: Long Time Horizon Beats Market Timing with Emerging Markets Stocks; Bank Loans Beat High Yield Amid Rising Rates? Don’t Bank on It; Misperceiving Risk and Pricing for Perception; and Goodhart’s Law, Greenwashing, and ESG


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Flexible Global Investing at a Discount to Intrinsic Value
    “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.”



  • 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.


  • Compelling Value
    April 2017 [Equity Funds, Bond Funds]
    This quarter featuring: The Sun Also Shines on Highly Active Managers and Astute Financial Advisors; Conversations with Portfolio Managers Jeff Klingelhofer, CFA and Ben Kirby, CFA


  • Inside Thornburg Long/Short Equity Fund
    January 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.
  • Stretched Valuations, Faster Growth and Noisy Politics Ahead
    January 2017 [Brian McMahon, CIO, William Fries, CFA]
    A Conversation with CIO Brian McMahon and Senior Advisor Bill Fries, CFA—After a volatile 2016, investors should gird for more volatility in 2017.


  • The Myth of Lost Fixed Income Purchase Premiums
    January 2017 [Daniel Petrush, CFA, Bond Funds]
    Bond Basics: Paying a premium for bonds is often a point of concern for mutual fund investors. While cash flows may differ, premium dollars are not lost in the final tally. Read why.


  • A Post-Election Discussion with the Muni Team Managers
    December 2016 [Municipal Bond Funds, Christopher Ryon, CFA, Nicholos Venditti, CFA]
    Municipal bond markets have seen significant volatility since the election. What has been driving this volatility, and how has Thornburg Investment Management's municipal bond team responded? To find out, we sat down with Chris Ryon, CFA and Nick Venditti, CFA, managers of Thornburg's municipal bond portfolios.
  • There is More to Dividends Than Just Yield
    June 2016 (updated March 2017)[Mutual Funds, Investment Income Builder Fund]
    This article discusses how there is more to dividend-oriented portfolios than buying high-yielding stocks. Rather, implementing a disciplined and comprehensive dividend strategy may provide significant benefits.
  • Inside Thornburg's Municipal Bond Investment Process
    September 2016 [Sweta Singh]
    Since 1984, we have honed an active, repeatable process through a flexible team well versed in finding relative value within the vast universe of municipal bond issues.


  • Staying Flexible Helps Manage around Possible Liquidity Challenges
    July 2016 [Nicholos Venditti, CFA, Bonds]
    Nicholos Venditti, portfolio manager and managing director at Thornburg, shares how he stays steps ahead of the next potential crisis in fixed income.
  • Brexit Roils Markets, Creating Risks and Opportunities
    June 2016 [Firm Insights]
    Britain's vote to leave the E.U. sent shockwaves through global markets, generating real risks for both the U.K. and the euro zone. Long-term investors should carefully examine the risks as they seek to capitalize on the bottom-up opportunities being created.


  • Why We Ladder Short- and Intermediate-Term Bonds
    May 2016 [Christopher Ryon, CFA, Tax-Exempt Bonds]
    One of the tools we use at Thornburg to manage fixed income is laddering. Laddering is not 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.
  • Beware the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
    Updated March 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.
  • View From the Bond Desk
    March 2016 [Nicholos Venditti, CFA, Josh Yafa]
    Featuring: Steps Ahead of a Looming Liquidity Challenge and Bond Correlations and Interest Rates, Not Always a Straight Line
  • Navigating Interest Rate Cycles with the Laddered Bond Portfolio
    How will your clients fare in a rising interest rate environment?


  • The Case for a High and Growing Dividend Stock Strategy in Retirement Portfolios
    Updated March 2016 [Investment Income Builder Fund]
    Comparison of the total returns for the high dividend paying stocks of the S&P 500 (The Top 100 Dividend Payers) to those of the S&P 500 itself — over various time periods that simulate actual retirement spans. The results are striking.
  • New Fund Focuses on Sustainable Investing within the ESG Space
    Updated February 2016 [Better World International Fund, Rolf Kelly, CFA]
    Thornburg now offers a unique approach to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing within an international mutual fund and institutional strategy. The portfolio offers a distinct approach to ESG investing overseas, where more and more companies are making strides to minimize carbon footprint, diversify management, effectively deploy capital and other meaningful initiatives to ensure sustainability and profitability.
  • The Laddered Bond Portfolio
    2016 [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..
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