Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
“Our firm started with the need to do things differently, and a passion for and singular focus on municipal bonds — and we’ve never grown out of it.”
William R. Gurtin is chief executive officer, chief investment officer, managing partner, and founder of Gurtin Municipal Bond Management. Mr. Gurtin is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves as the chairman of the Investment Committee. In his capacity as CEO, Mr. Gurtin is responsible for setting direction for the long-term strategic vision of the firm, and in his capacity as CIO, he is responsible for managing the investment management side of the business, including managing the individual investment strategies, overseeing portfolio strategy, and defining parameters for managing duration, portfolio construction, and security structure.
Prior to founding Gurtin Municipal Bond Management in February 2008, Mr. Gurtin was senior vice president and senior portfolio manager of Fixed Income Investments for The Gurtin Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Gurtin’s fixed income management experience include 10 years at Goldman Sachs and nine years at Morgan Stanley, where he managed high-grade fixed income portfolios exclusively for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. Upon his departure from Morgan Stanley in January 2008, his team was responsible for overseeing $5.2 billion in discretionary fixed income assets.
Mr. Gurtin earned an MBA in finance from the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics from Brown University, graduating with honors.
Currently, Mr. Gurtin serves on the strategic advisory committee for New Mainstream Capital, as an advisor to Clearserve Inc., and as an advisor to Social Leverage Capital. Mr. Gurtin has served as a member of the Southern California Executive Committee for Brown University and as both a trustee and a member of the Finance Committee of Francis Parker School Board in San Diego. He currently is a member of the Stanford University Parents’ Advisory Board in Palo Alto.