“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 founder of Gurtin Fixed Income Management LLC dba Municipal Bond Management, a PIMCO company. Mr. Gurtin also serves as the chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr. Gurtin is responsible for setting direction for the long-term strategic vision of Gurtin Municipal Bond Management. He is also responsible for managing overall investment strategy, 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.