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Connor Browne, CFA

CEOPortfolio Manager


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

About Connor

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. I was promoted to portfolio manager in between the Internet bubble and the Global Financial Crisis, and for 19 years thrived in a highly entrepreneurial culture. While trained in financial analysis, I found myself most inspired by company cultures and visions. I am influenced by my wife’s work as an ER doctor and volunteer roles focused on at-risk youth. These remind me that life and investing are all connected. I am proud to bring learnings from portfolio companies, colleagues, family, and community to the culture and clients of City Different Investments.


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