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Connor Browne

Professional Roles: Thornburg Investment Management, Sun Mountain Capital Education: BA, Economics, Certificate in Finance, Princeton University Certification: Chartered Financial Analyst Current: Board Chair, Reading Quest; Past Board President, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

Decrease Volatility by Embracing it

Decrease Volatility by Embracing it

In my last blog post, I talked about how “thinking like an endowment trustee” can provide a real advantage to both financial advisors as well as retail investors when thinking through your investing strategy. I serve on the endowment committee for a few nonprofits in the Santa Fe, NM area, and I’m constantly thinking about how to improve...

Dec 18, 2023

In my last blog post, I talked about how “thinking like an endowment trustee” can provide a real advantage to both financial advisors as well as

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Helping Nonprofits Turn Profits

Helping Nonprofits Turn Profits

Among the things I’ve been lucky enough to do in my professional life in Santa Fe, NM, two stand out: I’ve enjoyed a successful career in finance and have been involved with several nonprofits throughout the city and state. Sometimes, those two stories collide wherein I find myself serving on a nonprofit’s endowment committee. And while I love the...

Nov 6, 2023

Among the things I’ve been lucky enough to do in my professional life in Santa Fe, NM, two stand out: I’ve enjoyed a successful career in finance and

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Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk management often carries the reputation of being “command and control.” Is it possible for institutional-class risk management to exist in a culture of freedom and responsibility?

Feb 28, 2023

Risk management often carries the reputation of being “command and control.” Is it possible for institutional-class risk management to exist in a

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Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make...

Nov 3, 2022

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility.

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Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the...

Oct 7, 2022

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s

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Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the largest holdings in our SMID Cap Core Strategy.

Sep 22, 2022

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the market or your own investment portfolio. But trust us — in our view, short-term moves do a lousy job of reflecting the actual value of the businesses you own.

Sep 19, 2022

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the

Continue Reading
Market Timing: A Loser's Game

Market Timing: A Loser's Game

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe market timing is a loser's game. If you have a financial advisor — or a suitable asset allocation and long-term plan — you should fight the urge to react to big market moves.

Jul 11, 2022

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe

Continue Reading
5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But some are falling into a trap called “recency bias”—the tendency to overemphasize recent events when we try to predict the future. Recency plays a huge role in shaping relative valuations and deciding...

Jan 7, 2022

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But

Continue Reading

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Decrease Volatility by Embracing it

Decrease Volatility by Embracing it

In my last blog post, I talked about how “thinking like an endowment trustee” can provide a real advantage to both financial advisors as well as retail investors when thinking through your investing strategy. I serve on the endowment committee for a few nonprofits in the Santa Fe, NM area, and I’m constantly thinking about how to improve...

Dec 18, 2023 Written by: Connor Browne

In my last blog post, I talked about how “thinking like an endowment trustee” can provide a real advantage to both financial advisors as well as

Continue Reading
Helping Nonprofits Turn Profits

Helping Nonprofits Turn Profits

Among the things I’ve been lucky enough to do in my professional life in Santa Fe, NM, two stand out: I’ve enjoyed a successful career in finance and have been involved with several nonprofits throughout the city and state. Sometimes, those two stories collide wherein I find myself serving on a nonprofit’s endowment committee. And while I love the...

Nov 6, 2023 Written by: Connor Browne

Among the things I’ve been lucky enough to do in my professional life in Santa Fe, NM, two stand out: I’ve enjoyed a successful career in finance and

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make...

Nov 3, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility.

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the...

Oct 7, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the largest holdings in our SMID Cap Core Strategy.

Sep 22, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the market or your own investment portfolio. But trust us — in our view, short-term moves do a lousy job of reflecting the actual value of the businesses you own.

Sep 19, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the

Continue Reading
Market Timing: A Loser's Game

Market Timing: A Loser's Game

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe market timing is a loser's game. If you have a financial advisor — or a suitable asset allocation and long-term plan — you should fight the urge to react to big market moves.

Jul 11, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe

Continue Reading
5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But some are falling into a trap called “recency bias”—the tendency to overemphasize recent events when we try to predict the future. Recency plays a huge role in shaping relative valuations and deciding...

Jan 7, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But

Continue Reading

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