Thornburg Muni Fund Manager Gonze Departs Company After 16 Yearsby
Co-managed $10 billion of municipal assets for Santa Fe firm
Ryon, Venditti continue to serve as co-portfolio managers
Josh Gonze, who co-managed $10 billion of municipal assets for Thornburg Investment Management Inc., has left the firm after 16 years, according to a spokeswoman.
Gonze, 53, managed Thornburg’s $7.36 billion Limited Term Municipal Fund and six others with Chris Ryon and Nick Venditti. Ryon and Venditti continue to serve as co-portfolio managers.
“He was with us 16 years. He did a lot of great stuff,” said Thornburg spokeswoman Rebecca Carrier. She declined further comment. He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Gonze, who left the Santa Fe, New Mexico-based firm Dec. 31, wrote and self-published a book called “The Streets of Santa Fe” in 2011 and is working on a second edition, according to registration records filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.