OUR STORY

“Our team has succeeded together for years. We believe in each other and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. We share common values. That’s why we came together to found City Different.”

– CONNOR BROWNE, FOUNDER & CEO

 
 
 

We’re a team of experienced investment professionals who decided to leave large, established institutions behind.


 

City Different is an independent investment management firm headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As seasoned veterans of various industry leading investment management firms, our founding portfolio managers have run peak cumulative assets of more than $35 billion.

 

We took pride in our roles in growing our investment business, yet found that what we valued most was the spirit of trust and respect that developed among each other and our clients. When the time came for a change, we wanted to create an environment where our clients’ best interests would come before all else.

In 2021, we launched City Different Investments to bring our client-first vision to life.

Here, managers are free to follow their passions

We attract and retain top talent by giving each team the freedom and responsibility to lead its own unique active investment strategies, supported by a driven, entrepreneurial environment.

Our interests align with yours

We are an independent, employee-owned firm, enabling us to stand by our convictions and align our interests and values with our clients.

We value clients as partners

We are committed to transparency—not just in sharing investment information, but by authentically engaging with clients both as investors and people.

You can feel confident in our staying power

Our founders share years of experience and common values. We have invested our energies – and our own capital – to ensure the long-term success of the company.

It says a lot about a place to earn the nickname, ‘The City Different’

With a history as deep as its diversity is wide, Santa Fe more than deserves that badge of honor. Art, science and technology have attracted new waves of people to Santa Fe, drawn by the spirit of adventure and pulled into this place that’s creative, innovative, and above all, so very different. We chose the name City Different Investments to celebrate the visionary and inspiring culture we wish to see as the model for the investment industry.