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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM N-CSR

 

 

CERTIFIED SHAREHOLDER REPORT OF REGISTERED

MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES

Investment Company Act file number 811-23600

 

 

Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

 

c/o Thornburg Investment Management, Inc.

2300 North Ridgetop Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

 

Garrett Thornburg, 2300 North Ridgetop Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 505-984-0200

Date of fiscal year end: September 30

Date of reporting period: March 31, 2022

 

 

Item 1. Reports to Stockholders

The following annual reports are attached hereto, in order:

Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust

 

 

 


Semi-Annual Report | March 31, 2022
THORNBURG INCOME
BUILDER OPPORTUNITIES
TRUST (TBLD)




    
SHARE CLASS NASDAQ SYMBOL
Common Shares TBLD
Investments carry risks, including possible loss of principal. Please see the Trust’s prospectus for a discussion of the risks associated with an investment in the Trust. Investments in the Trust are not FDIC insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity.
 
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Letter to Shareholders
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
Dear Shareholder:
A one-time colleague of mine from decades ago, who was prone to malapropisms, was also a Yogi Berra-esque source of wisdom at times. These days, I recall one of his pronouncements around the time of the dot.com bubble and crash: “Just when you think you’re out of the woods, you go right back into the soup.” This seems to be appropriate relative to our emergence from a Covid-dominated recession into a new world that hinges on massively increasing price pressures and a geopolitical worst-case-scenario in Russia/Ukraine. I don’t expect the volatility that we’ve seen in the last six months to abate and given somewhat elevated risk asset prices (though deflated from my last letter to you), markets remain vulnerable to shocks. High inflation has been one of those shocks, and it will take some time to resolve factors contributing to that inflation, such as supply-chain challenges, home price appreciation effects on measured shelter costs, and labor cost and availability issues. Ultimately, we expect various central banks across the globe, certainly including the Federal Reserve, to be forced to make a choice between containing inflation at the expense of employment and losing control of inflation expectations in the name of supporting a hotter economy. It’s a tightrope walk without a net and just one of many elements of uncertainty in the aftermath of Covid.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen yields on most fixed income securities rise dramatically. Combined with the very low starting point on income return, the past quarter has been one of the worst in history for those markets. Because many arguments around valuation in equities hinged on the TINA argument (“There Is No Alternative”), and because the earnings yield (essentially the inverse of the Price/Earnings ratio) on equities far surpassed the yield on bonds, there has been a crossover effect into other risky assets. While we view this as only part of the overall valuation conversation, any time investors experience outsized moves in major markets, it’s worth taking a deeper dive. In this case, we expect that the dramatic shift of policymakers’ approach from stimulating growth to containing price pressures may drain liquidity and leave some market participants feeling like a fish out of water.
As in any environment, we will be focused on you, our clients, as our most important constituency. Though there is never a guarantee that we will be able to navigate the evolving marketplace as well as we may have before, I have a confidence born of experience that our unsiloed, global approach to active investment management gives us a
distinct advantage. It is always the case that with challenge comes opportunity, and I have watched our portfolios perform well over the years when difficult situations arise. We continue to see that no market is an island, and the effects from actions somewhere in the world are felt everywhere. Our process, which focuses on this interconnection through the development of a collaborative and deeply informed perspective, is designed to thrive in these investment conditions.
As we’ve discussed in the past, the story of Thornburg is one of consistent and deliberate evolution to meet your needs in the context of a changing business and investment environment. As an example of this, we have completed the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations across our product set. While this does not mean that these considerations are part of our Principal Investment Strategy for all portfolios, it does mean that, when evaluating potential investment opportunities, we evaluate the significance of a company’s ESG characteristics and their potential to impact the company’s investment performance. We believe that the integration of those ESG considerations into our investment process, alongside the other factors that we consider when evaluating investments, is consistent with our long-term investment time horizon for both individual assets and whole portfolios, as well as an indelible part of the market landscape.
I have great respect for other investment firms and there are many good products that are available to investors. “It’s tough to make predictions, especially, about the future” – an actual Yogi-ism – but we believe that in times like these, our firm’s broad perspective and collaborative, unsiloed approach is our differentiator. These qualities are what underlie the excellent long-term outcomes we’ve been able to deliver: we’re built to deliver on the promise of active management.
Thank you so much for your time, and for your business.

 
Jason Brady, cfa
Portfolio Manager
CEO, President, and
Managing Director
 
 
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Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust

Investment Goal and
Trust Overview
The Income Builder Opportunities Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income and additional total return.
Under normal market conditions, the Trust will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing, directly or indirectly, at least 80% of its Managed Assets (as defined below) in a broad range of income-producing securities. The Trust will invest in both equity and debt securities of companies located in the United States and around the globe. The Trust may invest in non-U.S. domiciled companies, including up to 20% of the Trust’s Managed Assets at the time of investment in equity and debt securities of emerging market companies.
“Managed Assets” means the total assets of the Trust, including assets attributable to leverage, minus liabilities (other than debt representing leverage and any preferred stock that may be outstanding).
Performance drivers and detractors for the reporting period ended March 31, 2022
» From product inception (7/28/21) through the period ending March 31, 2022, selection effect within fixed income securities contributed strongly to the Trust’s relative outperformance versus the index, while selection effect from equity securities was detractive. As equities were the largest relative weight within the Trust, negative impacts from selection within equities had a larger impact than selection within the fixed income asset class.
» The Trust’s options writing strategy also contributed strongly to relative performance versus the index as the equity market contracted during the reporting period.
» Within fixed income, relative outperformance versus the index was primarily driven by strong security selection within the corporate and ABS sectors. Shorter duration positioning relative to the index was also additive to relative performance.
» Within equities, stock selection within materials and information technology was detractive to relative results, while stock selection within health care and industrials contributed positively.
» On a geographic basis, an underweight allocation to U.S. equities and overweight allocation to emerging Asia was detractive to relative performance versus the index due to the U.S. outperforming ex-U.S. geographies and emerging Asia underperforming the broader market. Stock selection within the UK contributed positively to relative performance.
Performance Summary
March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS
  SINCE
INCEPTION
Common Shares (Incep: 7/28/21)  
At net asset value -1.51%
At market price -11.35%
25% Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Total Return Index Value USD/75% MSCI World Net Total Return USD Index (Since 7/28/21) -1.33%
30-DAY YIELDS, COMMON SHARES
Annualized Distribution Yield 6.58%
Without the fee waivers and expense reimbursements, the Annualized Distribution yield would have been 6.34%.
The matters discussed in this report may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include any advisor or portfolio manager prediction, assessment, analysis or outlook for individual securities, industries, investment styles, market sectors and/or markets. These statements involve risks and uncertainties. In addition to the general risks described in the Trust’s prospectus, other factors bearing on these reports include the accuracy of the advisor’s or portfolio manager’s forecasts and predictions, the appropriateness of the investment strategies designed by the advisor or portfolio manager and the ability of the advisor or portfolio manager to implement their strategies efficiently and successfully. Any one or more of these factors, as well as other risks affecting the securities markets generally, could cause the actual results of the Trust to differ materially as compared to its benchmarks.
The views expressed are subject to change and do not necessarily reflect the views of Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. This information should not be relied upon as a recommendation or investment advice and is not intended to predict the performance of any investment or market.
Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. For performance current to the Trust’s most recent month end, visit thornburg.com or call 800-847-0200. The performance information does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on distributions or the sale of Trust common shares. Returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Common shares are sold with no sales charge. As disclosed in the Trust’s most recent prospectus, the total annual fund operating expense before fee waiver or expense reimbursement is 1.65%. The Advisor has entered into an “Expense Limitation and Reimbursement Agreement” with the Trust for a two-year term beginning on the date of commencement of operations of the Trust and ending on the two year anniversary thereof (the “Limitation Period”) to limit the amount of Total Annual Expenses, excluding leverage expenses (which include, without limitation, costs associated with the issuance or incurrence of leverage, commitment fees, interest expense or dividends on preferred shares), borne by the Trust to an amount not to exceed 1.65% per annum of the Trust’s net assets (the “Expense Cap”). To the extent that expenses for a month exceed the Expense Cap, the Advisor will reimburse the Trust for expenses to the extent necessary to eliminate such excess.
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Fund Summary
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION
KEY PORTFOLIO ATTRIBUTES  
GLOBAL EQUITY STATISTICS  
Equity Holdings 58
Weighted Average Market Cap $220.2B
Median Market Cap $86.2B
P/E Forecast 1-Fiscal Year 11.0x
Price to Cash Flow 7.2x
Active Share vs. MSCI World Index 86.9%
GLOBAL FIXED INCOME STATISTICS  
Bond Holdings/Other 107
Weighted Average Coupon 5.0%
Weighted Average Price $96.2
Average Effective Maturity 5.8 Yrs
Effective Duration 4.1 Yrs
SECURITY CREDIT RATINGS
A bond credit rating assesses the financial ability of a debt issuer to make timely payments of principal and interest. Ratings of AAA (the highest), AA, A, and BBB are investment-grade quality. Ratings of BB, B, CCC, CC, C and D (the lowest) are considered below investment grade, speculative grade, or junk bonds.
Unrated bonds are included in the not rated (NR) category.
OPTION OVERLAY  
Type of options Calls
% of Portfolio Overwritten 18.6%
Average Call Strike vs. Spot Price 97.7
Weighted Average Days to Expiration 27
TOP TEN EQUITY HOLDINGS
Merck & Co., Inc. 3.0%
TotalEnergies SE 2.7%
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. 2.6%
AstraZeneca plc 2.5%
BHP Group Ltd. 2.4%
LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Class A 2.2%
AbbVie, Inc. 2.2%
Pfizer, Inc. 2.1%
Facebook, Inc. Class A 1.8%
Enel SpA 1.8%
    
SECTOR EXPOSURE
(percent of equity holdings)
Information Technology 22.5%
Financials 17.3%
Health Care 15.3%
Materials 9.8%
Communication Services 9.3%
Consumer Discretionary 7.5%
Utilities 6.0%
Consumer Staples 5.2%
Energy 4.0%
Industrials 3.1%
    
TOP TEN INDUSTRY GROUPS
Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences 10.6%
Materials 8.5%
Software & Services 7.1%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 6.9%
Media & Entertainment 6.8%
Banks 5.6%
Insurance 4.9%
Utilities 4.6%
Energy 4.5%
Diversified Financials 4.1%
 
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Schedule of Investments
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
  Issuer-Description SHARES/
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
VALUE
  Common Stock — 68.7%    
  Automobiles & Components — 1.7%    
  Automobiles — 1.7%    
  Mercedes-Benz Group AG     133,563 $  9,374,718
  Stellantis NV      74,500   1,212,115
                 10,586,833
  Banks — 5.6%    
  Banks — 5.6%    
  BNP Paribas SA     102,998   5,885,783
  ING Groep NV     667,800   6,972,449
  JPMorgan Chase & Co.      56,700   7,729,344
  Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.   1,060,100   6,552,624
  Regions Financial Corp.     321,500   7,156,590
                 34,296,790
  Capital Goods — 2.1%    
  Aerospace & Defense — 1.1%    
  Lockheed Martin Corp.      15,990   7,057,986
  Industrial Conglomerates — 0.7%    
  Siemens AG      29,400   4,070,937
  Machinery — 0.3%    
a Daimler Truck Holding AG      66,781   1,852,170
                 12,981,093
  Consumer Durables & Apparel — 1.7%    
  Household Durables — 0.9%    
  Sony Group Corp. Sponsored ADR      53,225   5,466,740
  Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods — 0.8%    
  LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE       7,200   5,139,350
                 10,606,090
  Diversified Financials — 1.4%    
  Capital Markets — 1.4%    
  CME Group, Inc.      35,000   8,325,100
                  8,325,100
  Energy — 2.7%    
  Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels — 2.7%    
  TotalEnergies SE     330,000  16,697,841
                 16,697,841
  Food & Staples Retailing — 2.3%    
  Food & Staples Retailing — 2.3%    
  Tesco plc   2,250,700   8,148,215
  Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.     130,900   5,860,393
                 14,008,608
  Food, Beverage & Tobacco — 1.3%    
  Food Products — 0.3%    
  Nestle SA      12,000   1,560,224
  Tobacco — 1.0%    
  Altria Group, Inc.     118,100   6,170,725
                  7,730,949
  Insurance — 4.7%    
  Insurance — 4.7%    
  Assicurazioni Generali SpA     686,679  15,705,823
  Legal & General Group plc   1,643,600   5,827,200
  NN Group NV     142,000   7,196,380
                 28,729,403
  Materials — 6.8%    
  Chemicals — 3.3%    
See notes to financial statements.
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Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
  Issuer-Description SHARES/
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
VALUE
  Fertiglobe plc   4,873,000 $  6,628,506
  LyondellBasell Industries NV Class A     130,104  13,377,293
  Metals & Mining — 3.5%    
  BHP Group Ltd.     370,500  14,281,845
  Glencore plc   1,042,800   6,785,190
b MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC ADR     307,000     181,130
b Severstal PAO GDR     236,300      14,178
                 41,268,142
  Media & Entertainment — 5.2%    
  Entertainment — 2.7%    
  Nintendo Co. Ltd.      19,600   9,893,333
a Sea Ltd. ADR      52,405   6,277,595
  Interactive Media & Services — 2.5%    
a Meta Platforms, Inc. Class A      50,900  11,318,124
  Tencent Holdings Ltd.      91,600   4,222,242
                 31,711,294
  Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences — 10.6%    
  Biotechnology — 2.2%    
  AbbVie, Inc.      81,677  13,240,659
  Pharmaceuticals — 8.4%    
  AstraZeneca plc     116,968  15,511,466
  Merck & Co., Inc.     219,191  17,984,621
  Pfizer, Inc.     246,600  12,766,482
  Roche Holding AG      12,200   4,827,073
                 64,330,301
  Retailing — 1.7%    
  Internet & Direct Marketing Retail — 1.7%    
a Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.     202,000   2,756,636
a JD.com, Inc. Class A       4,361     123,917
a MercadoLibre, Inc.       6,050   7,196,354
                 10,076,907
  Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment — 6.6%    
  Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment — 6.6%    
  ASML Holding NV      11,610   7,758,051
  Broadcom, Inc.      14,400   9,067,392
  NVIDIA Corp.       9,100   2,483,026
  QUALCOMM, Inc.      66,300  10,131,966
  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR     100,682  10,497,105
                 39,937,540
  Software & Services — 5.4%    
  Information Technology Services — 2.9%    
a,c Adyen NV       2,650   5,248,838
  Mastercard, Inc. Class A      22,400   8,005,312
a Shopify, Inc. Class A       6,550   4,427,538
  Software — 2.5%    
  Microsoft Corp.      35,100  10,821,681
a ServiceNow, Inc.       7,500   4,176,675
                 32,680,044
  Technology Hardware & Equipment — 3.6%    
  Communications Equipment — 2.8%    
  Cisco Systems, Inc.     174,100   9,707,816
  Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B     777,800   7,090,069
  Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components — 0.8%    
  Keyence Corp.      11,000   5,100,727
                 21,898,612
  Telecommunication Services — 1.2%    
  Diversified Telecommunication Services — 1.2%    
  Orange SA     635,022   7,518,469
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See notes to financial statements.


Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
  Issuer-Description SHARES/
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
VALUE
                  7,518,469
  Utilities — 4.1%    
  Electric Utilities — 4.1%    
  Electricite de France SA     462,140 $  4,337,732
  Endesa SA     446,400   9,733,133
  Enel SpA   1,681,900  11,229,625
                 25,300,490
  Total Common Stock (Cost $452,194,907)             418,684,506
  Preferred Stock — 0.3%    
  Diversified Financials — 0.3%    
  Diversified Financial Services — 0.3%    
d Compass Diversified Holdings Series C, 7.875%      55,631   1,441,399
                  1,441,399
  Total Preferred Stock (Cost $1,425,101)               1,441,399
  Asset Backed Securities — 3.1%    
  Auto Receivables — 1.1%    
  Carvana Auto Receivables Trust,    
c 0.01% due 1/10/2029 $155,003,000   2,082,669
c Series 2021-P3 Class R, due 9/11/2028       2,500   1,344,921
c JPMorgan Chase Bank NA - CACLN, Series 2020 -1 Class R, 33.784% due 1/25/2028     932,630   1,136,210
c United Auto Credit Securitization Trust, Series 2022-1 Class R, 0.01% due 11/10/2028       6,000   2,248,251
                  6,812,051
  Other Asset Backed — 2.0%    
c Aqua Finance Trust, Series 2020-AA Class D, 7.15% due 7/17/2046     750,000     772,770
c Fat Brands Fazoli’s Native I LLC, Series 2021-1 Class A2, 6.00% due 7/25/2051   1,500,000   1,440,000
b,c Goldman Home Improvement Trust Series 2021-GRN2 Class R, due 6/20/2051      12,500   1,180,875
c LP LMS Asset Securitization Trust, Series 2021-2A Class D, 6.61% due 1/15/2029   1,000,000     911,843
c Marlette Funding Trust Series 2021-3A Class R, due 12/15/2031       4,500   2,032,043
b,c Mosaic Solar Loan Trust, Series 2021-3A Class R, 0.01% due 6/20/2052   8,500,000   2,440,350
  Upstart Pass-Through Trust,    
c Series 2021-ST7 Class CERT, 0.01% due 9/20/2029   3,000,000   2,421,978
c Series 2021-ST8 Class CERT, 0.01% due 10/20/2029   1,000,000     835,203
                 12,035,062
  Total Asset Backed Securities (Cost $20,063,868)              18,847,113
  Corporate Bonds — 18.0%    
  Automobiles & Components — 0.3%    
  Construction & Engineering — 0.3%    
c,e IHS Netherlands Holdco BV, 8.00% due 9/18/2027   2,000,000   2,010,080
                  2,010,080
  Capital Goods — 1.5%    
  Aerospace & Defense — 1.2%    
c BWX Technologies, Inc., 4.125% due 6/30/2028   2,300,000   2,217,568
c Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., 7.50% due 4/15/2025   3,000,000   3,109,200
c TransDigm, Inc., 6.25% due 3/15/2026   2,000,000   2,059,320
  Trading Companies & Distributors — 0.3%    
c IAA, Inc., 5.50% due 6/15/2027   2,000,000   2,009,760
                  9,395,848
  Commercial & Professional Services — 0.4%    
  Commercial Services & Supplies — 0.4%    
c ACCO Brands Corp., 4.25% due 3/15/2029     500,000     462,310
c,e Cimpress plc, 7.00% due 6/15/2026   2,000,000   1,903,880
                  2,366,190
  Consumer Durables & Apparel — 0.7%    
See notes to financial statements.
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Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
  Issuer-Description SHARES/
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
VALUE
  Household Durables — 0.5%    
c CD&R Smokey Buyer, Inc., 6.75% due 7/15/2025 $  3,000,000 $  3,096,660
  Leisure Products — 0.2%    
c Vista Outdoor, Inc., 4.50% due 3/15/2029   1,250,000   1,149,763
                  4,246,423
  Consumer Services — 0.4%    
  Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure — 0.4%    
c Nathan’s Famous, Inc., 6.625% due 11/1/2025     250,000     251,163
c Papa John’s International, Inc., 3.875% due 9/15/2029   2,350,000   2,150,391
                  2,401,554
  Diversified Financials — 2.1%    
  Capital Markets — 1.1%    
c,e B3 SA - Brasil Bolsa Balcao, 4.125% due 9/20/2031   1,750,000   1,572,147
c LPL Holdings, Inc., 4.625% due 11/15/2027   3,000,000   2,950,200
c StoneX Group, Inc., 8.625% due 6/15/2025   2,000,000   2,089,160
  Consumer Finance — 0.5%    
  FirstCash, Inc.,    
c 4.625% due 9/1/2028   2,000,000   1,861,420
c 5.625% due 1/1/2030   1,500,000   1,442,520
  Diversified Financial Services — 0.5%    
c United Wholesale Mortgage LLC, 5.50% due 11/15/2025   3,000,000   2,908,590
                 12,824,037
  Energy — 1.8%    
  Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels — 1.8%    
c Chesapeake Energy Corp., 5.50% due 2/1/2026   2,000,000   2,050,380
c Citgo Holding, Inc., 9.25% due 8/1/2024   1,000,000   1,010,290
  Delek Logistics Partners LP/Delek Logistics Finance Corp., 6.75% due 5/15/2025   2,000,000   2,000,000
c,e Parkland Corp., 4.50% due 10/1/2029   2,000,000   1,854,480
e Petroleos Mexicanos, 5.95% due 1/28/2031   2,000,000   1,847,160
  Sunoco LP/Sunoco Finance Corp., 5.875% due 3/15/2028   2,000,000   2,031,240
                 10,793,550
  Food & Staples Retailing — 0.3%    
  Food & Staples Retailing — 0.3%    
c Albertsons Cos., Inc./Safeway, Inc./New Albertsons LP/Albertsons LLC, 5.875% due 2/15/2028   1,500,000   1,497,645
                  1,497,645
  Food, Beverage & Tobacco — 1.7%    
  Food Products — 0.8%    
  Kraft Heinz Foods Co., 4.375% due 6/1/2046   2,000,000   1,983,200
c Post Holdings, Inc., 4.625% due 4/15/2030   3,000,000   2,705,370
  Tobacco — 0.9%    
c Vector Group Ltd., 10.50% due 11/1/2026   5,630,000   5,767,428
                 10,455,998
  Health Care Equipment & Services — 1.2%    
  Health Care Providers & Services — 0.9%    
  Centene Corp., 3.375% due 2/15/2030   2,000,000   1,883,840
c Tenet Healthcare Corp., 5.125% due 11/1/2027   3,500,000   3,518,060
  Health Care Technology — 0.3%    
c Change Healthcare Holdings LLC/Change Healthcare Finance, Inc., 5.75% due 3/1/2025   2,000,000   1,999,680
                  7,401,580
  Household & Personal Products — 1.8%    
  Household Products — 1.4%    
c Prestige Brands, Inc., 3.75% due 4/1/2031   3,300,000   2,945,382
  Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.,    
  4.375% due 2/1/2032   1,500,000   1,328,670
  4.50% due 10/15/2029   1,500,000   1,405,935
c Spectrum Brands, Inc., 3.875% due 3/15/2031   3,000,000   2,643,300
  Personal Products — 0.4%    
c Edgewell Personal Care Co., 5.50% due 6/1/2028   2,500,000   2,488,500
10 | Semi-Annual Report
See notes to financial statements.


Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
  Issuer-Description SHARES/
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
VALUE
                 10,811,787
  Insurance — 0.2%    
  Insurance — 0.2%    
e Enstar Group Ltd., 3.10% due 9/1/2031 $  1,000,000 $    895,430
                    895,430
  Materials — 1.7%    
  Chemicals — 0.3%    
c,e SPCM SA, 3.125% due 3/15/2027   2,000,000   1,840,640
  Containers & Packaging — 0.8%    
  Ball Corp., 3.125% due 9/15/2031   1,500,000   1,339,215
c Matthews International Corp., Class C, 5.25% due 12/1/2025   3,414,000   3,442,917
  Metals & Mining — 0.6%    
e AngloGold Ashanti Holdings plc, 3.375% due 11/1/2028   2,500,000   2,331,825
c Stillwater Mining Co., 4.50% due 11/16/2029   1,500,000   1,394,370
                 10,348,967
  Media & Entertainment — 1.1%    
  Media — 1.1%    
  CCO Holdings LLC/CCO Holdings Capital Corp.,    
c 4.25% due 1/15/2034   2,000,000   1,734,280
c 4.75% due 3/1/2030   2,000,000   1,922,400
c,e Telenet Finance Luxembourg Notes Sarl, 5.50% due 3/1/2028   3,000,000   2,934,330
                  6,591,010
  Real Estate — 0.8%    
  Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts — 0.5%    
c Iron Mountain, Inc., 5.00% due 7/15/2028   3,000,000   2,928,720
  Real Estate Management & Development — 0.3%    
c Cushman & Wakefield US Borrower LLC, 6.75% due 5/15/2028   2,000,000   2,089,940
                  5,018,660
  Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment — 0.3%    
  Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment — 0.3%    
c Qorvo, Inc., 3.375% due 4/1/2031   2,000,000   1,818,680
                  1,818,680
  Software & Services — 0.9%    
  Information Technology Services — 0.7%    
c Sabre GLBL, Inc., 9.25% due 4/15/2025   1,000,000   1,109,100
c Science Applications International Corp., 4.875% due 4/1/2028   3,000,000   2,972,010
  Software — 0.2%    
c Audatex North America, Inc., 6.125% due 11/1/2023     250,000     235,755
c Open Text Holdings, Inc., 4.125% due 12/1/2031   1,500,000   1,404,450
                  5,721,315
  Telecommunication Services — 0.3%    
  Wireless Telecommunication Services — 0.3%    
c,e Vmed O2 UK Financing I plc, 4.25% due 1/31/2031   2,000,000   1,823,680
                  1,823,680
  Utilities — 0.5%    
  Electric Utilities — 0.5%    
c,e AES Andres BV, 5.70% due 5/4/2028   1,600,000   1,513,936
e Comision Federal de Electricidad, 5.00% due 9/29/2036   1,580,000   1,542,712
  Gas Utilities — 0.0%    
e Rockpoint Gas Storage Canada Ltd., 7.00% due 3/31/2023     148,000     147,902
                  3,204,550
  Total Corporate Bonds (Cost $115,028,660)             109,626,984
  Convertible Bonds — 0.3%    
  Diversified Financials — 0.3%    
  Diversified Financial Services — 0.3%    
See notes to financial statements.
Semi-Annual Report | 11


Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
  Issuer-Description SHARES/
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
VALUE
  EZCORP, Inc., 2.375% due 5/1/2025 $  2,275,000 $  2,020,701
                  2,020,701
  Total Convertible Bonds (Cost $2,080,412)               2,020,701
  Other Government — 0.6%    
c,e Finance Department Government of Sharjah, 3.625% due 3/10/2033   2,000,000   1,838,300
c,e Oman Government International Bond, 5.625% due 1/17/2028   1,650,000   1,700,853
  Total Other Government (Cost $3,736,428)               3,539,153
  U.S. Government Agencies — 0.2%    
c,d,f Farm Credit Bank of Texas, Series 4, 5.70% (5-Yr. CMT + 5.42%), 9/15/2025   1,000,000   1,040,000
  Total U.S. Government Agencies (Cost $1,074,075)               1,040,000
  Mortgage Backed — 3.2%    
c Arroyo Mortgage Trust, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO, Series 2022-1 Class M1, 3.65% due 12/25/2056   1,500,000   1,399,492
  Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO,    
c,f,g Series 2021-J3 Class A3I1, 0.50% due 9/25/2051   5,476,269     127,515
c,f,g Series 2021-J3 Class A5I2, 0.25% due 9/25/2051  45,132,010     528,230
c,f,g Series 2021-J3 Class AIOS, 0.08% due 9/25/2051  47,312,175     149,033
c,f Series 2021-J3 Class B4, 2.859% due 9/25/2051     350,000     204,926
c,f Series 2021-J3 Class B6, 2.859% due 9/25/2051     200,000      68,167
c,f CSMC Trust, CMBS, Series 2021-BPNY 4.111% (LIBOR 1 Month + 3.71%) due 8/15/2023   2,000,000   1,968,681
c,f GCAT Trust, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO, Series 2021-CM2 Class A1, 2.352% due 8/25/2066   1,476,459   1,436,282
c,f Homeward Opportunities Fund I Trust, , Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO, Series 2020-2 5.514% due 5/25/2065   3,000,000   2,989,370
  JPMorgan Mortgage Trust, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO,    
c,f,g Series 2021-11 Class A3X, 0.50% due 1/25/2052   3,962,473     100,678
c,f,g Series 2021-11 Class AX1, 0.233% due 1/25/2052  71,877,410     692,259
c,f,g Series 2021-11 Class AX4, 0.30% due 1/25/2052   9,215,053     142,710
c,f Series 2021-11 Class B5, 3.033% due 1/25/2052     740,926     503,830
c,f Series 2021-11 Class B6, 2.935% due 1/25/2052     908,870     425,361
  Mello Mortgage Capital Acceptance, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO,    
c,f,g Series 2021-INV2 Class AX1, 0.134% due 8/25/2051 112,229,934     668,935
c,f,g Series 2021-INV2 Class AX4, 0.70% due 8/25/2051   7,689,794     272,826
c,f Series 2021-INV2 Class B5, 3.334% due 8/25/2051     325,247     246,929
c,f Series 2021-INV2 Class B6, 3.092% due 8/25/2051   1,565,669     780,580
c,f,g Series 2021-INV3 Class AX1, 0.177% due 10/25/2051  29,552,217     230,117
c,f,g Series 2021-INV3 Class AX4, 0.55% due 10/25/2051   2,398,719      67,618
c,f Series 2021-INV3 Class B5, 3.227% due 10/25/2051      99,001      74,379
c,f Series 2021-INV3 Class B6, 3.172% due 10/25/2051     425,966     215,181
c,f MFA Trust, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO, 4.20% due 12/25/2066   2,500,000   2,441,335
  New Residential Mortgage Loan Trust, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO,    
c,f,g Series 2021-INV1 Class AX1, 0.759% due 6/25/2051  37,111,999   1,583,988
c,f Series 2021-INV1 Class B5, 3.259% due 6/25/2051     379,941     288,955
c,f Series 2021-INV1 Class B6, 2.932% due 6/25/2051     680,695     370,774
  Wells Fargo Mortgage Backed Securities Trust, Whole Loan Securities Trust CMO,    
c,f,g Series 2021-INV1 Class AIO2, 0.50% due 8/25/2051  32,122,152     637,625
c,f Series 2021-INV1 Class B4, 3.327% due 8/25/2051     520,748     419,053
c,f Series 2021-INV1 Class B5, 3.327% due 8/25/2051     411,639     312,022
c,f Series 2021-INV1 Class B6, 3.327% due 8/25/2051      322,368     146,817
  Total Mortgage Backed (Cost $19,375,661)              19,493,668
  Loan Participations — 2.1%    
  Consumer Services — 0.3%    
  Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure — 0.3%    
h TKC Holdings, Inc., 6.506% (LIBOR 3 Month + 5.50%) due 5/15/2028   1,982,381   1,949,672
                  1,949,672
  Media & Entertainment — 0.5%    
  Media — 0.5%    
h DirecTV Financing LLC, 5.75% (LIBOR 1 Month + 5.00%) due 8/2/2027   3,342,500   3,335,113
                  3,335,113
  Real Estate — 0.5%    
12 | Semi-Annual Report
See notes to financial statements.


Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
  Issuer-Description SHARES/
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
VALUE
  Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts — 0.5%    
h CoreCivic, Inc., 4.957% (LIBOR 1 Month + 4.50%) due 12/18/2024 $  2,802,753 $  2,767,718
                  2,767,718
  Software & Services — 0.8%    
  Information Technology Services — 0.3%    
h Vericast Corp., 8.756% (LIBOR 3 Month + 7.75%) due 6/16/2026   2,391,890   1,977,496
  Software — 0.5%    
h GoTo Group, Inc., 5.218% (LIBOR 1 Month + 4.75%) due 8/31/2027   2,977,387   2,918,762
                  4,896,258
  Total Loan Participations (Cost $13,000,458)              12,948,761
  Rights — 0.0%    
  Utilities — 0.0%    
  Electric Utilities — 0.0%    
a,b Electricite de France SA, 4/4/2022     462,137     171,776
                    171,776
  Total Rights (Cost $0)                 171,776
  Short-Term Investments — 2.0%    
i Thornburg Capital Management Fund   1,213,789  12,137,886
  Total Short-Term Investments (Cost $12,137,886)              12,137,886
  Total Investments — 98.5% (Cost $640,117,456)   $599,951,947
  Other Assets Less Liabilities — 1.5%   9,324,452
  Net Assets — 100.0%   $609,276,399
    
OUTSTANDING WRITTEN OPTIONS CONTRACTS AT MARCH 31, 2022
CONTRACT
DESCRIPTION
CONTRACT
PARTY*
CONTRACT
AMOUNT
EXERCISE
PRICE
EXPIRATION
DATE
NOTIONAL
AMOUNT
PREMIUMS
RECEIVED USD
VALUE
USD
WRITTEN CALL OPTIONS – (0.3)%                  
BANKS – (0.0)%          
JPMorgan Chase & Co. GST 16,500 USD 165.00 4/01/2022 USD 2,249,280 $      39,600 $            0
Regions Financial Corp. BOA 132,500 USD 24.00 4/14/2022 USD 2,949,450       38,425        (15,944)
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. JPM 470,000 JPY 800.00 5/12/2022 JPY 353,671,099       93,876        (41,952)
                171,901 (57,896)
PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES – (0.1)%          
AbbVie, Inc. GST 13,600 USD 149.00 4/01/2022 USD 2,204,696       22,440      (178,396)
Merck & Co., Inc. GST 38,200 USD 80.00 4/22/2022 USD 3,134,310       46,986      (107,273)
AstraZeneca plc GST 24,000 GBP 98.00 4/14/2022 GBP 2,422,800       37,872      (127,134)
AstraZeneca plc GST 23,800 GBP 102.00 5/20/2022 GBP 2,402,610       66,997      (104,720)
AbbVie, Inc. JPM 11,400 USD 165.00 5/06/2022 USD 1,848,054       26,790        (30,434)
Merck & Co., Inc. JPM 37,800 USD 85.00 5/06/2022 USD 3,101,490       31,945        (37,736)
                233,030 (585,693)
DIVERSIFIED FINANCIALS – (0.0)%          
CME Group, Inc. BOA 13,300 USD 255.00 4/01/2022 USD 3,163,538       41,895           (23)
MATERIALS – (0.0)%          
LyondellBasell Industries N.V. GST 47,200 USD 105.00 4/14/2022 USD 4,853,104       84,960        (73,160)
BHP Group Ltd. BOA 76,000 AUD 54.00 5/19/2022 AUD 3,915,018       42,890        (66,132)
                127,850 (139,292)
See notes to financial statements.
Semi-Annual Report | 13


Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
OUTSTANDING WRITTEN OPTIONS CONTRACTS AT MARCH 31, 2022
CONTRACT
DESCRIPTION
CONTRACT
PARTY*
CONTRACT
AMOUNT
EXERCISE
PRICE
EXPIRATION
DATE
NOTIONAL
AMOUNT
PREMIUMS
RECEIVED USD
VALUE
USD
RETAILING – (0.0)%          
MercadoLibre, Inc. BOA 1,750 USD 1,250.00 4/08/2022 USD 2,081,590 $      61,250 $       (28,619)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BOA 202,000 HKD 130.00 4/28/2022 HKD 21,593,558      129,087        (43,361)
                190,337 (71,980)
FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING – (0.0)%          
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. GST 61,700 USD 50.00 4/22/2022 USD 2,762,309       78,359         (3,902)
Tesco plc JPM 826,000 GBP 2.80 4/14/2022 GBP 2,276,373       62,520        (36,554)
                140,879 (40,456)
SEMICONDUCTORS & SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT – (0.1)%          
Broadcom, Inc. JPM 5,000 USD 630.00 4/22/2022 USD 3,148,400       66,850       (85,782)
NVIDIA Corp. GST 9,100 USD 270.00 4/22/2022 USD 2,483,026       35,581      (133,709)
QUALCOMM, Inc. JPM 19,600 USD 175.00 5/06/2022 USD 2,995,272       55,860        (31,897)
ASML Holding NV GST 3,200 EUR 640.00 4/29/2022 EUR 1,932,935       63,291        (41,324)
                221,582 (292,712)
ENERGY – (0.0)%          
Total Energies SE JPM 58,600 EUR 50.00 4/14/2022 EUR 2,680,346       48,646        (8,245)
SOFTWARE & SERVICES – (0.0)%          
Microsoft Corp. BOA 10,400 USD 310.00 4/22/2022 USD 3,206,424       33,800       (69,503)
Shopify, Inc. Class A JPM 1,700 USD 950.00 4/22/2022 USD 1,149,132       14,450        (3,632)
Mastercard, Inc. Class A GST 5,300 USD 357.00 5/06/2022 USD 1,894,114       22,790        (35,261)
ServiceNow, Inc. JPM 2,700 USD 620.00 5/06/2022 USD 1,503,603       41,850        (30,041)
                112,890 (138,437)
FOOD, BEVERAGE & TOBACCO – (0.0)%          
Altria Group, Inc. BOA 57,700 USD 54.00 4/29/2022 USD 3,014,825       32,889       (36,597)
TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES – (0.0)%          
Orange SA JPM 256,000 EUR 10.80 4/29/2022 EUR 2,739,866       50,750       (47,907)
INSURANCE – (0.1)%          
Assicurazioni Generali SpA JPM 145,000 EUR 19.00 4/28/2022 EUR 2,997,933       67,072       (314,124)
NN Group NV GST 61,500 EUR 46.50 4/14/2022 EUR 2,817,395       42,738        (53,858)
                109,810 (367,982)
MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT – (0.0)%          
Meta Platforms, Inc. BOA 14,100 USD 240.00 4/22/2022 USD 3,135,276       25,662        (27,306)
Nintendo Co. Ltd. JPM 5,600 JPY 67,500.00 5/12/2022 JPY 344,118,403       63,426        (27,380)
                89,088 (54,686)
TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE & EQUIPMENT – (0.0)%          
Cisco Systems, Inc. JPM 56,200 USD 57.00 5/06/2022 USD 3,133,712       30,910       (43,423)
CAPITAL GOODS – (0.0)%          
Siemens Energy AG BOA 10,800 EUR 140.00 4/29/2022 EUR 1,351,816       17,800        (10,419)
TOTAL WRITTEN CALL OPTIONS               $ 1,620,257 $ (1,895,748)
WRITTEN PUT OPTIONS – (0.1)%                  
DIVERSIFIED FINANCIALS – (0.0)%          
CME Group, Inc. BOA 10,300 USD 220.00 4/01/2022 USD 2,449,958 $      22,145 $        (2,431)
PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES – (0.0)%          
Pfizer, Inc. GST 62,700 USD 49.00 5/06/2022 USD 3,245,979       50,160       (52,698)
BANKS – (0.0)%          
Regions Financial Corp. JPM 153,400 USD 20.00 5/20/2022 USD 3,414,684       62,894        (65,993)
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See notes to financial statements.


Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
OUTSTANDING WRITTEN OPTIONS CONTRACTS AT MARCH 31, 2022
CONTRACT
DESCRIPTION
CONTRACT
PARTY*
CONTRACT
AMOUNT
EXERCISE
PRICE
EXPIRATION
DATE
NOTIONAL
AMOUNT
PREMIUMS
RECEIVED USD
VALUE
USD
SOFTWARE & SERVICES – (0.0)%          
Microsoft Corp. JPM 6,400 USD 290.00 5/06/2022 USD 1,973,184 $      35,200 $       (30,988)
UTILITIES – (0.0)%          
Enel SpA JPM 465,000 EUR 6.00 4/28/2022 EUR 2,806,508       72,180      (105,841)
FOOD & STAPLES RETAILING – (0.1)%          
Tesco plc JPM 878,000 GBP 2.70 5/20/2022 GBP 2,419,680       57,500        (83,442)
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. BOA 67,700 USD 46.00 4/29/2022 USD 3,030,929       67,023       (130,066)
                124,523 (213,508)
FOOD, BEVERAGE & TOBACCO – (0.0)%          
Altria Group, Inc. BOA 63,500 USD 49.00 5/06/2022 USD 3,317,875       36,830        (32,562)
TOTAL WRITTEN PUT OPTIONS               $ 403,932 $ (504,021)
TOTAL               $ 2,024,189 $ (2,399,769)
    
* Counterparties include JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“JPM”), Bank of America ("BOA") and Goldman Sachs International ("GST").
    
Footnote Legend
a Non-income producing.
b Security currently fair valued by the Valuation and Pricing Committee using procedures approved by the Trustees’ Audit Committee.
c Securities exempt from registration under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These securities are restricted but liquid and may only be resold in the ordinary course of business in transactions exempt from registration, normally to qualified institutional buyers. As of March 31, 2022, the aggregate value of these securities in the Fund’s portfolio was $139,058,627, representing 22.82% of the Fund’s net assets.
d Securities are perpetual and, thus, do not have a predetermined maturity date. The date shown, if applicable, reflects the next call date.
e Yankee bond denominated in U.S. dollars and is issued in the U.S. by foreign banks and corporations.
f Variable, floating, step, or fixed to floating rate securities are securities for which interest rate changes are based on changes in a designated base rate or on a predetermined schedule. The rates shown are those in effect on March 31, 2022.
g Interest only.
h The stated coupon rate represents the greater of the LIBOR or the LIBOR floor rate plus a spread at March 31, 2022.
i Investment in Affiliates.
See notes to financial statements.
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Schedule of Investments, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
Portfolio Abbreviations
To simplify the listings of securities, abbreviations are used per the table below:
ADR American Depositary Receipt
CMBS Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
CMO Collateralized Mortgage Obligation
CMT Constant Maturity Rate
GDR Global Depositary Receipt
LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rates
AUD Australian Dollar
EUR Euro
GBP Great Britain Pound
JPY Japanese Yen
USD United States Dollar
COUNTRY EXPOSURE *
(percent of net assets)
United States 50.5%
France 6.8%
United Kingdom 5.1%
Netherlands 4.5%
Japan 4.4%
Italy 4.4%
Australia 3.5%
Taiwan 2.8%
Germany 2.5%
Spain 1.6%
Brazil 1.4%
United Arab Emirates 1.4%
Canada 1.3%
China 1.2%
Sweden 1.2%
Switzerland 1.0%
Mexico 0.6%
Belgium 0.5%
United Republic of Tanzania 0.4%
Nigeria 0.3%
Ireland 0.3%
Oman 0.3%
Dominican Republic 0.3%
South Africa 0.2%
Russian Federation 0.0%**
Other Assets Less Liabilities 3.5%
    
* Holdings are classified by country of risk as determined by MSCI and Bloomberg.
** Country percentage was less than 0.1%.
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See notes to financial statements.


Statement of Assets and Liabilities
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
ASSETS  
Investments at cost  
Non-affiliated issuers $   627,979,570
Non-controlled affiliated issuers     12,137,886
Investments at value               
Non-affiliated issuers     587,814,061
Non-controlled affiliated issuers      12,137,886
Cash         134,832
Cash segregated as collateral on written options       8,060,000
Receivable for investments sold         130,014
Dividends receivable       1,819,438
Tax reclaims receivable         331,321
Principal and interest receivable       2,110,210
Prepaid expenses and other assets         38,892
Total Assets    612,576,654
Liabilities  
Written options at value (a)       2,399,769
Payable for investments purchased           1,874
Payable to investment advisor and other affiliates         554,554
Payable for market support expense          94,857
Accounts payable and accrued expenses        249,201
Total Liabilities      3,300,255
Net Assets $    609,276,399
NET ASSETS CONSIST OF  
Net capital paid in on shares of beneficial interest $   641,637,660
Accumulated loss    (32,361,261)
Net Assets $    609,276,399
NET ASSET VALUE  
Common Shares Shares:  
Net assets applicable to shares outstanding $   609,276,399
Shares outstanding      32,081,883
Net asset value and redemption price per share $         18.99
    
(a) Premiums received $2,024,189.
See notes to financial statements.
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Statement of Operations
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  Six Months Ended March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
INVESTMENT INCOME  
Dividend income               
Non-affiliated issuers $    10,584,097
Non-controlled affiliated issuers          10,035
Dividend taxes withheld        (668,574)
Interest income       4,295,654
Other income          5,000
Total Income     14,226,212
EXPENSES  
Investment management fees       3,973,244
Administration fees         266,494
Transfer agent fees 16,534
Market support fees         635,719
Custodian fees          88,308
Professional fees         202,700
Trustee and officer fees          63,617
Other expenses        122,307
Total Expenses       5,368,923
Less:               
Expenses reimbursed       (124,240)
Net Expenses      5,244,683
Net Investment Income (Loss) $     8,981,529
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS)  
Net realized gain (loss) on:  
Non-affiliated issuer investments       8,162,004
Options written       9,984,229
Foreign currency transactions     (1,997,700)
Net realized gain (loss)     16,148,533
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:  
Non-affiliated issuers investments     (29,320,868)
Options written         349,517
Foreign currency translations          6,867
Change in net unrealized appreciation (depreciation)    (28,964,484)
Net Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss)    (12,815,951)
Change in Net Assets Resulting from Operations $     (3,834,422)
See notes to financial statements.
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Statement of Changes in Net Assets
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust
  Six Months Ended
March 31, 2022*
Period Ended
September 30, 2021**
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS FROM    
OPERATIONS    
Net investment income $     8,981,529 $      2,864,801
Net realized gain (loss) on investments and foreign currency transactions     16,148,533       3,583,528
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments and foreign currency translations    (28,964,484)    (11,581,379)
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting from Operations     (3,834,422)     (5,133,050)
DIVIDENDS TO SHAREHOLDERS    
From distributable earnings                              
Common Shares    (20,051,819)      (3,341,970)
FUND SHARE TRANSACTIONS    
Common Shares              -    641,637,660
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets    (23,886,241)    633,162,640
NET ASSETS    
Beginning of Period    633,162,640             —
End of Period $   609,276,399 $    633,162,640
    
* Unaudited.
** Trust commenced operations on July 28, 2021.
See notes to financial statements.
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Notes to Financial Statements
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust (the “Trust") is organized as a Delaware statutory trust and commenced operations on July 28, 2021. The Trust is registered as a diversified, closed-end management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"). The Trust will terminate on or before August 2, 2033; provided, that if the Board believes that under then-current market conditions it is in the best interests of the Trust to do so, the Trust may extend the termination date once for up to one year, and once for an additional six months. Because the Trust is newly organized, the Trust’s Common Shares have a limited history of public trading. The Trust seeks to provide current income and long-term capital appreciation.
The Trust’s investments subject it to certain risks. As of the date of this report, the principal risks of investing in the Trust include investment and market risk, management risk, equity securities risk, small and mid-cap stock risk, credit risk, interest rate risk, inflation/deflation risk, depositary receipts risk, emerging markets securities risk, below investment grade/high yield securities risk, foreign currency risk, exchange-traded funds and other investments companies risk, illiquid securities risk, loan risk, options risk, market discount risk, closed-end fund risk, no operating history risk, and limited term and eligible tender offer risk. Please see the Trust’s prospectus for a discussion of those principal risks and other risks associated with an investment in the Trust.
The Trust has invested in securities that are economically tied to Russia. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 resulted in market disruptions which have adversely affected, and which may continue to adversely affect, the value of those securities and certain other investments of the Trust. The ongoing conflict has also caused investments in Russia to be subject to increased levels of political, economic, legal, market and currency risks, as well as the risk that further economic sanctions may be imposed by the United States and other countries. Furthermore, transactions in certain Russian securities have been, or may in the future be, prohibited, and certain of the Trust’s existing investments have or may become illiquid.
NOTE 2 – SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by the Trust in the preparation of its financial statements. The Trust prepares its financial statements in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), including investment company accounting and reporting guidance in the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) Accounting Standard Codification Topic 946.
Allocation of Income, Gains, Losses and Expenses: Net investment income and any realized and unrealized gains and losses are allocated daily to each outstanding share of the Trust at the beginning of the day (after adjusting for the current capital shares activity of the Trust). Expenses common to the Trust and each series of Thornburg Investment Trust are allocated daily among the funds based upon their relative net asset values or other appropriate allocation methods.
Dividends and Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and distributions to shareholders, which are determined in accordance with federal income tax regulations and may differ from GAAP, are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Ordinary income dividends, if any, are declared and paid monthly. Capital gain distributions, if any, are declared and paid annually and more often if deemed necessary by Thornburg Investment Management, Inc., the Trust’s investment advisor (the “Advisor”). Dividends and distributions are paid and are reinvested in additional shares of the Trust at net asset value per share at the close of business on the ex-dividend date, or at the shareholder’s option, paid in cash.
Foreign Currency Translation: Portfolio investments and other assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollars based on the exchange rate of such currencies against the U.S. dollar on the date of valuation. Purchases and sales of investments and income items denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollars at the exchange rate in effect on the transaction date. When the Trust purchases or sells foreign investments, it will customarily enter into a foreign exchange contract to minimize foreign exchange risk from the trade date to the settlement date of such transactions. The values of such spot contracts are included in receivable for investments sold and payable for investments purchased on the Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
The Trust does not separately report the effect of changes in foreign exchange rates from changes in market prices on investments held. Such changes are included in net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) from investments in the Statement of Operations.
Reported net realized gains and losses from foreign currency transactions arise due to purchases and sales of foreign currencies, currency gains and losses realized between the trade and settlement dates on investment transactions and the difference between the amounts of dividends, interest, and foreign withholding taxes recorded on the Trust’s books, and the U.S. dollar equivalent of the amounts actually received or paid. These amounts are included in foreign currency transactions in the Statement of Operations.
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on foreign currency translations arise from changes in the fair value of assets and liabilities, other than investments at period end, resulting from changes in exchange rates.
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Notes to Financial Statements, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
Guarantees and Indemnifications: Under the Trust’s organizational documents (and under separate agreements with the independent Trustees), its officers and Trustees are provided with an indemnification against certain liabilities arising out of the performance of their duties to the Trust. In the normal course of business the Trust may also enter into contracts with service providers that contain general indemnifications. The Trust’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown. However, based on experience, the Trust expects the risk of loss to be remote.
Investment Income: Dividend income is recorded on the ex-dividend date. Certain income from foreign investments is recognized as soon as information is available to the Trust. Interest income is accrued as earned. Premiums and discounts are amortized and accreted, respectively, to first call dates or maturity dates using the effective yield method of the respective investments. These amounts are included in Investment Income in the Statement of Operations.
Investment Transactions: Investment transactions are accounted for on a trade date basis. Realized gains and losses from the sale of investments are recorded on an identified cost basis.
Repurchase Agreements: The Trust may invest excess cash in repurchase agreements whereby the Trust purchases investments, which serve as collateral, with an agreement to resell such collateral to the seller at an agreed upon price at the maturity date of the repurchase agreement. Investments pledged as collateral for repurchase agreements are held in custody until maturity of the repurchase agreement. Provisions in the agreements require that the market value of the collateral is at least equal to the repurchase value in the event of default. In the event of default, the Trust has the right to liquidate the collateral and apply the proceeds in satisfaction of the obligation. Under certain circumstances, in the event of default or bankruptcy by the other party to the agreement, realization and/or retention of the collateral may be subject to legal proceedings.
Security Valuation: All investments in securities held by the Trust are valued as described in Note 3.
Use of Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of increases (decreases) in net assets from operations during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
When-Issued and Delayed Delivery Transactions: The Trust may engage in when-issued or delayed delivery transactions. To the extent the Trust engages in such transactions, it will do so for the purpose of acquiring portfolio investments consistent with the Trust’s investment objectives and not for the purpose of investment leverage or to speculate on interest rate or market changes. At the time the Trust makes a commitment to purchase an investment on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis, the Trust will record the transaction and reflect the value in determining its net asset value. When effecting such transactions, assets of an amount sufficient to make payment for the portfolio investments to be purchased will be segregated on the Trust’s records on the trade date. Investments purchased on a when-issued or delayed delivery basis do not earn interest until the settlement date. The values of these securities held at March 31, 2022 are detailed in the Schedule of Investments.
NOTE 3 – SECURITY VALUATION
Valuation of the Trust’s portfolio investment securities is performed in accordance with policies and procedures adopted by and under the oversight of the Trustees.
The Trustees of the Trust have appointed the Advisor to assist the Trustees with obtaining fair market values for portfolio investments, evaluating and monitoring professional pricing service providers appointed by the Trust’s Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) to assist in determining fair values for portfolio investments, assisting in calculating fair values for portfolio investments in certain circumstances, and performing other functions in connection with the valuation of investments. The Advisor acts through its Valuation and Pricing Committee (the “Committee”) and other employees of the Advisor. The Committee regularly reviews its own valuation calculations, reviews the valuations, valuation techniques and services furnished by pricing service providers, considers circumstances which may require valuation calculations by the Committee, and reviews previous valuation calculations. The Committee reports to the Audit Committee on the Committee’s activities, the performance of pricing service providers, and other matters relating to valuation of portfolio investments.
In those instances when the Committee assists in calculating a fair value for a portfolio investment, the Committee seeks to determine the price that the Trust would reasonably expect to receive upon a sale of the investment in an orderly transaction between market participants on the valuation date. The Committee customarily utilizes quotations from securities broker dealers in calculating valuations, but also may utilize prices obtained from pricing service providers or other methods approved by the Audit Committee. Because fair values calculated by the Committee are estimates, the calculation of a value for an investment may differ from the price that would be realized by the Trust upon a sale of the investment, and the difference could be material to the Trust’s financial statements. The Committee’s calculation of a fair value for an investment may also differ from the prices obtained by other persons (including other mutual funds) for the investment.
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Notes to Financial Statements, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
Valuation of Securities: Securities and other portfolio investments which are listed or traded on a United States securities exchange are valued at the last reported sale price on the valuation date. Investments listed or traded on an exchange for which there has been no sale that day are valued at the mean between the last reported bid and asked prices on that valuation date. Portfolio investments reported by NASDAQ are valued at the official closing price on the valuation date. If an investment is traded on more than one exchange, the investment is considered traded on the exchange that is normally the primary market for that investment. Securities and other portfolio investments which are listed or traded on exchanges outside the United States are valued at the last price or the closing price of the investment on the exchange that is normally the primary market for the investment, as of the close of the exchange preceding the Trust’s valuation date. Foreign investments listed or traded on an exchange for which there has been no sale that day are valued at the mean between the last reported bid and asked prices on that valuation date.
In any case when a market quotation is not readily available for a portfolio investment ordinarily valued by market quotation, the Committee calculates a fair value for the investment using alternative methods approved by the Audit Committee. A market quotation is not readily available when the primary market or exchange for the investment is not open for the entire scheduled day of trading. Market quotations for an investment also may not be readily available if developments after the most recent close of the investment’s primary exchange or market, but prior to the close of business on any Trust’s business day, or an unusual event or significant period of time occurring since the availability of a market quotation, create a serious question concerning the reliability of the most recent market quotation available for the investment. In particular, on days when market volatility thresholds established by the Audit Committee are exceeded, foreign equity investments held by the Trust may be valued using alternative methods. In any case when a pricing service provider fails to provide a valuation for a debt obligation held by the Trust, or when the Advisor’s valuation and pricing committee determines that a valuation obtained from a pricing service is stale, does not reflect material factors affecting the valuation of the investment, is significantly different than the value the Trust is likely to obtain if it sought a bid for the investment, or is otherwise unreliable, the valuation and pricing committee will calculate a fair value for the obligation using alternative methods under procedures approved by the Trust’s Audit Committee.
Debt obligations held by the Trust which are not listed or traded on exchanges or for which no reported market exists are ordinarily valued at the valuation obtained from a pricing service provider approved by the Audit Committee.
Investments in mutual funds are valued at net asset value (“NAV”) each business day.
In any case when a pricing service provider fails to provide a valuation for a debt obligation held by the Trust, the Committee calculates a fair value for the obligation using alternative methods under procedures approved by the Audit Committee. Additionally, in cases when management believes that a valuation obtained from a pricing service provider is stale, does not reflect material factors affecting the valuation of the investment, is significantly different than the value the Trust are likely to obtain if it sought a bid for the investment, or is otherwise unreliable, the Committee may calculate a fair value for the obligation using an alternative method approved by the Audit Committee.
Quotations for foreign investments expressed in foreign currency amounts are converted to U.S. dollar equivalents using a foreign exchange quotation from a third party service provider at the time of valuation. Foreign investments held by the Trust may be traded on days and at times when the Trust is not open for business. Consequently, the value of Trust investments may be significantly affected on days when shareholders cannot purchase or sell Trust shares.
Valuation Hierarchy: The Trust categorizes its investments based upon the inputs used in valuing those investments, according to a three-level hierarchy established in guidance from the FASB. Categorization of investments using this hierarchy is intended by the FASB to maximize the use of observable inputs in valuing investments and minimize the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available. Observable inputs are those that market participants would use in valuing an investment based on available market information. Unobservable inputs are those that reflect assumptions about the information market participants would use in valuing an investment. An investment’s level within the hierarchy is based on the lowest level input that is deemed significant to the valuation. The methodologies and inputs used to value investments are not necessarily indications of the risk or liquidity associated with those investments.
Various inputs are used in calculating valuations for the Trust’s investments. These inputs are generally summarized according to the three-level hierarchy below:
Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical investments.
Level 2: Other direct or indirect significant observable inputs (including quoted prices for similar investments in active markets and other observable inputs, such as interest rates, prepayment rates, credit ratings, etc.).
Level 3: Significant unobservable inputs (including the Committee’s own assumptions in calculating the fair values of investments).
Valuations for debt obligations held by the Trust are typically calculated by pricing service providers approved by the Audit Committee and are generally characterized as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy.
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Notes to Financial Statements, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
On days when market volatility thresholds established by the Audit Committee are exceeded, foreign securities for which valuations are obtained from pricing service providers are fair valued. On these days, the foreign securities are characterized as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy and revert to Level 1 after the threshold is no longer exceeded.
In any case when a pricing service provider fails to provide a valuation for a debt obligation held by the Trust, the Committee calculates a fair value for the obligation using alternative methods under procedures approved by the Audit Committee. Additionally, in cases when management believes that a valuation obtained from a pricing service provider is stale, does not reflect material factors affecting the valuation of the investment, is significantly different than the value the Trust is likely to obtain if they sought a bid for the investment, or is otherwise unreliable, the Committee calculates a fair value for the obligation using an alternative method approved by the Audit Committee.
In a limited number of cases the Committee calculates a fair value for investments using broker quotations or other methods approved by the Audit Committee. When the Committee uses a single broker quotation to calculate a fair value for an investment without other significant observable inputs, or if a fair value is calculated using other significant inputs that are considered unobservable, the investment is characterized as Level 3 within the hierarchy. Other significant unobservable inputs used to calculate a fair value in these instances might include an income-based valuation approach which considers discounted anticipated future cash flows from the investment and application of discounts due to the nature or duration of any restrictions on the disposition of the investment.
Valuations based upon the use of inputs from Levels 1, 2 or 3 may not represent the actual price received upon the disposition of an investment, and the Trust may receive a price that is lower than the valuation based upon these inputs when it sells the investment.
The following table displays a summary of the fair value hierarchy measurements of the Trust’s investments as of March 31, 2022:
  TOTAL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3
Assets        
Investments in Securities                                                          
Common Stock $   418,684,506 $    200,458,632 $    218,030,566 $      195,308
Preferred Stock      1,441,399      1,441,399             —            —
Asset Backed Securities     18,847,113             —     15,225,888     3,621,225
Corporate Bonds    109,626,984             —    109,626,984            —
Convertible Bonds      2,020,701             —      2,020,701            —
Other Government      3,539,153             —      3,539,153            —
U.S. Government Agencies      1,040,000             —      1,040,000            —
Mortgage Backed     19,493,668             —     19,493,668            —
Loan Participations     12,948,761             —     12,948,761            —
Rights        171,776             —             —       171,776
Short-Term Investments     12,137,886     12,137,886             —           —
Total Investments in Securities $ 599,951,947 $ 214,037,917 $ 381,925,721 $ 3,988,309
Total Assets $ 599,951,947 $ 214,037,917 $ 381,925,721 $ 3,988,309
Liabilities        
Other Financial Instruments                                                          
Written Call Options $     (1,895,748) $            — $     (1,895,748) $          —
Written Put Options       (504,021)             —       (504,021)           —
Total Other Financial Instruments $ (2,399,769) $ $ (2,399,769) $
Total Liabilities $ (2,399,769) $ $ (2,399,769) $
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Notes to Financial Statements, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
A rollforward of fair value measurements using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) for the six months ended March 31, 2022 is as follows:
  COMMON
STOCK
ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES
RIGHTS TOTAL (e)
Beginning Balance 9/30/2021 $             – $     8,104,568 $         – $     8,104,568
Accrued Discounts (Premiums)              –      (292,923)          –       (290,923)
Net Realized Gain (Loss)(a)       (539,735)       318,991          –       (220,744)
Gross Purchases      1,649,410             –          –      1,649,410
Gross Sales     (1,127,257)    (1,460,000)          –     (2,587,257)
Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation (Depreciation)(b)(c)    (13,767,369)      (652,995)          –    (14,420,364)
Transfers into Level 3(d)     13,980,259             –    171,776     14,152,035
Transfers out of Level 3(d)              –    (2,396,416)          –     (2,396,416)
Ending Balance 3/31/2022 $ 195,308 $ 3,621,225 $ 171,776       3,988,309
    
(a) Amount of net realized gain (loss) from investments recognized in income is included in the Trust’s Statement of Operations for the six months ended March 31, 2022.
(b) Amount of net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments recognized in income is included in the Trust’s Statement of Operations for the six months ended March 31, 2022.
(c) The net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) attributable to securities owned at March 31, 2022, which were valued using significant unobservable inputs, was $(14,237,874). This is included within net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments in the Trust’s Statement of Operations for the six months ended March 31, 2022.
(d) Transfers into or out of Level 3 were out of or into Level 1 or Level 2, and were due to changes in other significant observable inputs available during the six months ended March 31, 2022. Transfers into or out of Level 3 are based on the beginning market value of the period in which they occurred.
(e) Level 3 investments represent 0.65% of total net assets at the six months ended March 31, 2022. Significant fluctuations of the unobservable inputs applied to portfolio securities characterized as Level 3 investments could be expected to increase or decrease the fair value of these portfolio securities.
NOTE 4 – INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FEE AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES
Pursuant to an investment management agreement with the Trust, the Advisor serves as the investment advisor and performs services for the Trust for which the fees are payable at the end of each month. Under the investment advisory agreement, The Trust pays the Advisor a management fee based on the average daily Managed Assets of the Trust at an annual rate of 1.25%. “Managed Assets” are the total assets of the Trust, including assets attributable to leverage, minus liabilities (other than debt representing leverage and any preferred stock that may be outstanding).
The Trust’s effective management fee for the six months ended March 31, 2022 was 1.25% of the Trust’s average daily Managed Assets. Total management fees incurred by the Trust for the six months ended March 31, 2022 are set forth in the Statement of Operations.
The Trust has entered into an administrative services agreement with the Advisor, whereby the Advisor will perform certain administrative services related to the Trust’s Common Shares. The Trust pays the Advisor for the services it provides as administrator its pro rata portion of a fee computed as an annual percentage of the aggregate of the average daily Managed Assets of the Trust and the average daily net assets of each series of Thornburg Investment Trust at the rates set forth in the table below:
Administrative Services Fee Schedule
Daily Net Assets Fee Rate
Up to $20 billion 0.100%
$20 billion to $40 billion 0.075
$40 billion to $60 billion 0.040
Over $60 billion 0.030
The Trust has retained XA Investments LLC (“XAI”) to provide investor support and secondary market support services in connection with the ongoing operation of the Trust. The Trust pays XAI a service fee, payable monthly in arrears, in an annual amount equal to 0.20% of the Trust’s average daily Managed Assets.
The Advisor has entered into an “Expense Limitation and Reimbursement Agreement” with the Trust for a two-year term beginning on the date of commencement of operations of the Trust and ending on the two year anniversary thereof (the “Limitation Period”) to limit the amount of Total Annual Expenses, excluding leverage expenses (which include, without limitation, costs associated with the issuance or incurrence of leverage, commitment fees, interest expense or dividends on preferred shares), borne by the Trust to an amount not to exceed 1.65% per annum of the Trust’s net assets (the “Expense Cap”). To the extent that expenses for a month exceed the Expense Cap, the Advisor will reimburse the Trust for expenses to the extent necessary to eliminate such excess.
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Notes to Financial Statements, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
The Advisor has contractually agreed to certain fees and reimburse certain expenses incurred by the Trust so that actual expenses of certain share classes do not exceed levels as specified in the Trust’s most recent prospectus (Common Shares, 1.65%). The agreement may be terminated by the Trust at any time, but may not be terminated by the Advisor, unless the Advisor ceases to be the investment advisor to the Trust prior to that date. The Advisor may recoup amounts waived or reimbursed during the six months ended March 31, 2022 if, during that year, expenses fall below the contractual limit that was in place at the time those fees and expenses were waived or reimbursed. The Advisor will not recoup fees or expenses as described in the preceding sentence if that recoupment would cause the Trust’s total annual operating expenses (after the recoupment is taken into account) to exceed the lesser of: (a) the expense cap that was in place at the time the waiver or reimbursement occurred; or (b) the expense cap that is in place at the time of the recoupment.
For the six months ended March 31, 2022, the Advisor contractually reimbursed certain specific expenses, administrative fees, and distribution fees of $124,240 for Common Shares.
Certain officers and Trustees of the Trust are also officers or directors of the Advisor. The compensation of the independent Trustees is borne by the Trust. The Trust pays no salaries or compensation to any of its interested trustees or its officers. For their services, the Independent Trustees of the Trust receive an annual retainer in the amount of $20,000, and an additional $2,500 for attending each meeting of the Board. In addition, the lead Independent Trustee receives $3,500 annually, the Chair of the Audit Committee receives $2,500 annually and the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee receives $2,500 annually. The Independent Trustees are also reimbursed for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses relating to attendance at meetings of the Board. The Trust also pays a portion of the Chief Compliance Officer’s compensation. These amounts are reflected as Trustee and officer fees in the Statement of Operations.
For the six months ended March 31, 2022, the percentage of direct investments in the Trust held by the Trustees and officers of the Trust is 0.17%.
The Trust may purchase or sell securities from or to an affiliated fund, provided the affiliation is due solely to having a common investment advisor, common officers, or common trustees, and provided that all such transactions will comply with Rule 17a-7 under the 1940 Act. For the six months ended at March 31, 2022, the Trust had no such transactions with affiliated funds.
Shown below are holdings of voting securities of each portfolio company which is considered "affiliated" to the Trust under the 1940 Act, including companies for which the Trust’s holding represented 5% or more of the company’s voting securities, and a series of the Thornburg Investment Trust in which the Trust invested for cash management purposes during the period:
  Market Value
9/30/21
Purchases
at Cost
Sales
Proceeds
Realized
Gain
(Loss)
Change in
Unrealized
Appr./(Depr.)
Market Value
3/31/22
Dividend
Income
Thornburg Capital Mgmt. Fund $38,506,112 $137,810,260 $(164,178,486) $- $- $12,137,886 $10,035
NOTE 5 – TAXES
Federal Income Taxes: It is the policy of the Trust to comply with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 applicable to regulated investment companies and to distribute to shareholders substantially all investment company taxable income including net realized gains on investments (if any), and tax exempt income of the Trust. Therefore, no provision for federal income or excise tax is required.
The Trust files income tax returns in United States federal and applicable state jurisdictions. The statute of limitations on the Trust’s tax return filings generally remains open for the three years following a return’s filing date. The Trust has analyzed each uncertain tax position believed to be material in the preparation of the Trust’s financial statements for the six month period ended March 31, 2022, including open tax years, to assess whether it is more likely than not that the position would be sustained upon examination, based on the technical merits of the position. The Trust has not identified any such position for which an asset or liability must be reflected in the Statements of Assets and Liabilities.
At March 31, 2022, information on the tax components of capital was as follows:
Cost of investments for tax purposes $   640,117,456
Gross unrealized appreciation on a tax basis     29,334,305
Gross unrealized depreciation on a tax basis    (69,499,814)
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments (tax basis) $    (40,165,509)
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Notes to Financial Statements, Continued
Thornburg Income Builder Opportunities Trust  |  March 31, 2022 (Unaudited)
Temporary book to tax adjustments to cost of investments and net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) for tax purposes result primarily from deferral of outstanding wash sales.
Foreign Withholding Taxes: The Trust is subject to foreign tax withholding imposed by certain foreign countries in which the Trust may invest. Withholding taxes are incurred on certain foreign dividends and are accrued at the time the dividend is recognized based on applicable foreign tax laws. The Trust may file withholding tax reclaims in certain jurisdictions to recover a portion of amounts previously withheld, in view of various considerations, including recent decisions rendered by the courts in those and other jurisdictions. The Trust would expect to record a receivable for such a reclaim based on a variety of factors, including assessment of a jurisdiction’s legal obligation to pay reclaims, the jurisdiction’s administrative practices and payment history, and industry convention. To date the Trust has recorded no such receivable because there is limited precedent for collecting such prior year reclaims in countries other than Finland, and the likelihood of collection in those other countries remains uncertain.
Deferred Foreign Capital Gain Taxes: The Trust is subject to a tax imposed on net realized gains of securities of certain foreign countries. The Trust records an estimated deferred tax liability for net unrealized gains on these investments as reflected in the accompanying financial statements. Such changes are included in net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) from investments in the Statement of Operations.
NOTE 6 – Capital Share Transactions
On July 27, 2021, 29,006,250 shares were issued in connection with the Trust’s initial public offering. An additional 1,250,000 and 1,825,633 shares were issued on August 17, 2021 and September 10, 2021, respectively, in connection with the underwriter’s over-allotment option. Aggregate proceeds from the sale of shares was $641,637,660. Additional shares of the Trust may be issued under certain circumstances, including pursuant to the Trust’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan. Additional information concerning the Dividend Reinvestment Plan is included within this report.
NOTE 7 – SHARES OF BENEFICIAL INTEREST
At March 31, 2022, there were 32,081,883 shares of the Trust with $0.001 par value of beneficial interest authorized. Transactions in the Trust’s shares of beneficial interest were as follows:
  SIX MONTHS ENDED
March 31, 2022
PERIOD ENDED
September 30, 2021*
  SHARES AMOUNT SHARES AMOUNT
Common Shares        
Shares sold - $   - 32,081,883 $   641,637,660
Shares issued to shareholders in reinvestment of dividends -    - -              -
Net increase - $   - 32,081,883 $   641,637,660
* Trust commenced operations on July 28, 2021.
NOTE 8 – INVESTMENT TRANSACTIONS
For the six months ended March 31, 2022, the Trust had purchase and sale transactions of investments $225,569,970 and $217,371,235, respectively (excluding short-term investments and U.S. Government obligations).
NOTE 9 – DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The Trust may use a variety of derivative financial instruments to hedge or adjust the risks affecting its investment portfolio or to enhance investment returns. Provisions of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification 815-10-50 (“ASC 815”) require certain disclosures. The