Thornburg Investment Management is a privately held investment management company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with assets under management of $87 billion (as of 3/31/13). Founded in 1982, the firm manages seven equity funds, nine bond funds, and separate portfolios for select institutions and individuals.
At Thornburg, we strive to deliver consistent investment results for our shareholders. Our past success in this endeavor is grounded in our culture of placing investors first. While markets come in and out of favor, we believe that this commitment will enable us to service our most valued constituency – our investors – for the next 30 years and beyond.
The Thornburg Investment Philosophy
Thornburg Investment has a clear mission: to preserve and increase the real wealth of our investors. We seek to accomplish this through a range of equity strategies that redefine traditional measures of value and growth and through a family of bond strategies that focus on quality, stability and minimizing risk over time.
Thornburg employs a fundamental and comprehensive analytical approach to equity investing. Thornburg equity funds focus on a limited number of securities so that each holding can impact performance. The equity team searches for firms believed to have a promising future and seeks to buy shares of those companies at a discount to their intrinsic value.
On the bond side, we have always conducted fundamental, bottom-up research in an effort to identify bonds which we believe provide the best return for a given level of risk.
For a complete list of Thornburg Funds and the specific investment objectives, visit the Funds section of this web site.
Investments in the Funds carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Investing outside the United States, especially in emerging markets, entails special risks, such as currency fluctuations, illiquidity, and volatility. Investments in small capitalization companies may increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Funds investing in bonds have the same interest rate, inflation, and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds. The principal value of bonds will fluctuate relative to changes in interest rates, decreasing when interest rates rise. This effect is more pronounced for longer-term bonds. Unlike bonds, bond funds have ongoing fees and expenses. Funds invested in mortgage backed securities may bear additional risk. Investments in lower rated and unrated bonds may be more sensitive to default, downgrades, and market volatility; these investments may also be less liquid than higher rated bonds. Investments in derivatives are subject to the risks associated with the securities or other assets underlying the pool of securities, including illiquidity and difficulty in valuation. Investments in the Funds are not FDIC insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity.
Before investing, carefully consider the Fund’s investment goals, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus containing this and other information, contact your financial advisor or visit our literature library. Read it carefully before investing.