DirectorCharles Wilson, PhD


Charles Wilson, PhD

Charlie Wilson is a portfolio manager for Thornburg Investment Management in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He joined the firm in 2012 as ­associate portfolio ­manager and was promoted to portfolio manager in 2014.He currently co-manages the Thornburg Developing World Fund. Prior to joining Thornburg, Charlie served as co-portfolio manager for Marsico Capital Management in Denver, Colorado. He was responsible for portfolio investments across multiple strategies and geographies, with specialization in materials, energy, technology, and payments sectors.

Charlie earned a BS in geology from the University of Arizona in Tucson and a PhD in geophysics from the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduate school, Charlie moved to Stanford University where he was the George A Thompson post-doctoral fellow in the department of Geophysics. Charlie finished his academic research career as a Research Associate in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York City.

Charlie lives in Santa Fe with his wife, May, and children, Camille and Carter.