Timothy Armour graduated from the Middlebury College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He landed his first job in 1983 as a participant of the Associates Program in the Capital Group Companies, Inc. He then became an Equity Investment Analyst. In that position, his work involved global telecommunications and the American service industries.
Timothy Armour rose to become the Chairman of the Group’s management committee and the Capital Research and Management Company.
Timothy Armour Becomes Chairman of Capital Group
On July 21, 2015, the Chairman of the Capital Group James Rothenberg died of heart attack. A week later, the group’s board of directors announced Timothy Armour as the new Chairman of this investment behemoth.
Timothy Armour’s Advice on Active Managers to Investors
According to Timothy Armour, investors in mutual funds should look for active managers who reinvest in the funds they manage. As a result, the managers will be involved in researching good investment opportunities for the fund. Funds, where managers have significantly invested, outperform other funds.
Janet Yang Article on Capital Group
On October 1, 2015, Janet Yang, a Morningstar reporter, wrote an article about the success of the Capital Group. She attributes that success to hard work. It shows the group’s success’s over eighty years of existence and growth of its assets to over $1.4 trillion, and a large labor force.
According to Yang, Timothy has been a long-time manager at the company. Timothy Armour serves as the chairman of the group’s seven-person management committee. He gets valuable information on how the group functions. He is going to continue with the firm’s operations. His election is not likely to change the company’s organizational culture and strategies.
Capital Group’s Partnership with Samsung Asset Management
On October 14, 2015, Capital Group and Samsung Asset Management entered into a partnership to collaborate in the development of effective programs to assist the different institutions and entrepreneurs in South Korea. Under the partnership, Samsung’s investment capacity would be enhanced through the co-development of retirement solutions and asset distribution products. Samsung is also to familiarize itself with the Capital’s active management.
Timothy Armour said the partnership is aimed at meeting the saving, retirement and insurance needs of South Koreans through co-designing investment solutions.
Timothy Armour’s Perspective on Market Selloff in September 2015
Timothy Armour said the Selloff would correct the market value despite the fact that most of the America’s markets were relatively evaluated. Also, the transformation of China to consumer-led economy is going to be turbulent. Investors should invest in reliable companies. The China’s internet companies provide an excellent opportunity. The financials systems are also more stable than they were before the crisis.
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