Steve Simpson, Bill Gurtin and Michael Johnson of Gurtin Fixed Income Management LLC had $9.6 billion under management at the end of 2014. Gurtin started his own firm in the tumultuous economic time of 2008.

Steve Simpson, Bill Gurtin and Michael Johnson of Gurtin Fixed Income Management LLC had $9.6 billion under management at the end of 2014. Gurtin started his own firm in the tumultuous economic time of 2008. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

Within weeks of breaking away from Morgan Stanley and starting his own bond management firm in 2008, Bill Gurtin said the municipal bond market froze up, the result of the housing bubble bursting and bond insurance companies collapsing under the weight of countless mortgage defaults...

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