You can still be among the first to hear our story.

Watch the replay of our live introductory webinar with Thornburg veterans Connor Browne, Chris Ryon, and Sweta Singh, three of the founding team members of City Different Investments.

Hear Connor describe our vision of a better way to serve clients—one that’s more trusting of clients and managers alike, open to following interesting ideas “outside the lines,” and better able to customize solutions to investors’ needs.

Strategy Spotlight: Municipal Bonds

We specialize in a wide range of strategies—including municipal bonds. During the second part of the webinar, you’ll hear Chris and Sweta share their candid take on munis, including:

  • Why the market looks so rich
  • The dangers of overreaching on risk
  • Where to look for opportunity today

Please fill out the form on this page to watch the replay or read the transcript.


Connor Browne

Connor Browne, CFA
Founder, CEO, Portfolio Manager

“My father is a former Roman Catholic priest and social worker turned financial advisor. He started an RIA in the 1970’s in Pittsburgh that has achieved wild success by always doing right by clients. When it comes to thinking differently about life and investing, I have one of the world’s best mentors. His influence was behind my decision to leave the East Coast to start my career at Thornburg in Santa Fe.”

  • Thornburg Investment Management, Sun Mountain Capital
  • BA, Economics, Certificate in Finance, Princeton University
  • Board Chair, Reading Quest; Past Board President, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region


Chris Ryon

Chris Ryon, CFA
Founder, Portfolio Manager

“I joined this little firm called Vanguard as a muni healthcare/high yield analyst. Wanting to prove my investment talent, I killed myself trying to uncover hidden opportunities. I was fortunate to work for investment leaders at Vanguard and Thornburg who listened to my ideas and encouraged me to pursue them. Listening—to anyone I can learn from—makes me a better portfolio manager. Former colleagues have cringed hearing me encourage clients to call me. But I don’t just manage client money. I manage their trust.”

  • Thornburg Investment Management, Vanguard
  • MBA, Drexel University
  • BS, Accounting, Villanova University


Sweta Singh

Sweta Singh
Founder, Portfolio Manager

“My desire to constantly learn and adapt is my greatest gift. After immigrating to the U.S. and earning two degrees, I was awarded a fellowship in New York State’s Debt Division. I learned every aspect of debt issuance, and leveraged the experience to become a bond analyst, and later on a portfolio manager. I’ve always embraced the advantages that technology has brought to our industry, and utilize data science and machine learning technology to bring competitive advantages to investing. I believe that investing is dynamic, and its future entails the best of human and machine.”

  • Wilkins Investment Counsel, Thornburg Investment Management, Breckinridge Capital Advisors
  • MBA, Finance, University at Albany, SUNY
  • MPA, Public Finance, The LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • BA, Economics, Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston


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