Thornburg Muni Fund Manager Gonze Departs Company After 16 Years

  • 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.

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