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Capital Group Companies

Capital Group
Type Private
Industry Financial services
Founded 1931
Founders Jonathan Bell Lovelace
Headquarters Bank of America Center
Los Angeles, California
, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people David I. Fisher, Chairman
Products Investment management, mutual funds
AUM USD 1.147 trillion
Employees 7,000
Website .comthecapitalgroup

Capital Group is one of the world’s largest American Funds, Capital Bank and Trust, Capital Guardian, and Capital International. The firm was founded in 1931 by Jonathan Bell Lovelace.


  • The Founding Years 1
  • Overview 2
  • Executives 3
  • Investments 4
    • America 4.1
      • United States 4.1.1
    • Oceania 4.2
      • Australia 4.2.1
    • Asia 4.3
      • China 4.3.1
      • Philippines 4.3.2
      • Singapore 4.3.3
    • Europe 4.4
      • Austria 4.4.1
      • Czech Republic 4.4.2
      • Denmark 4.4.3
      • France 4.4.4
      • Germany 4.4.5
      • Netherlands 4.4.6
      • Russia 4.4.7
      • Spain 4.4.8
      • Switzerland 4.4.9
      • Greece 4.4.10
      • UK 4.4.11
  • References 5
  • External links 6

The Founding Years

In 1931, Jonathan Bell Lovelace founded an investment firm, Lovelace, Dennis & Renfrew, which would eventually become the Capital Group Companies.

Lovelace was raised in Southern Alabama by a family who was in the timber business. He initially studied to become an architect at what was then Alabama Polytechnic (Currently Auburn University). After college, he enlisted in the military, working on a project that pioneered anti-aircraft artillery.[1] Lovelace worked with E.E. MacCrone & Company, eventually becoming a partner. In 1929, Lovelace believed the stock market to be wildly overvalued and sold his stake in the company.


Capital Group is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has over 7,000 associates in 23 office locations around the globe, including offices in MSCI stock market indices. The Capital Group was voted as the third-most satisfactory workplace in the Greater Los Angeles area by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006.

The American Funds, managed by the Capital Group Companies was as of June 2007 the largest family of mutual funds in the US, followed by The Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments, with roughly $1.3 trillion in assets under management .

In 2008, Capital Research and Management Company implemented the disaggregation of its equity investment operations to become known as Capital Research Global Investors and Capital World Investors.

A study published in September, 2009 in the scientific journal Physical Review E on the topic of new network analysis methodologies in economics concluded — in the course of presenting an example — that The Capital Group was the most powerful controlling shareholder in the global stock market, with major stakes in 36 of the 48 countries studied.[2]

Capital Group is organized into tiers of subsidiaries, one of which is the wholly owned Capital Guardian Trust Company, which in turn manages the division, Personal Investment Management, founded in 1974 to manage the assets of employees and retirees of The Capital Group Companies.[3]


David I. Fisher – chairman of the board of Capital Group International, Inc. and Capital Guardian Trust Company[6]
Shaw B. Wagener – chairman of Capital International, Inc.[7]
James Rothenberg – chairman of Capital Research & Management Co.[8]



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  2. ^ Glattfelder, J. B.; Battiston, S. (2009). "Backbone of complex networks of corporations: The flow of control". Physical Review E 80 (3): 036104.   (the article is also available on the arXiv preprint server: arXiv:0902.0878v2)
  3. ^ Capital Group Private Client Services
  4. ^ "DEF 14 — Official notification to shareholders of matters to be brought to a vote ("Proxy")".  
  5. ^ 2014 Proxy Statement, Page 26,
  6. ^ a b "German, US firms bank on Philippines". 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
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  16. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung, Oktober 2008, Wer gehört zu wem: Continental AG
  17. ^ Deutsche Bank - Shareholder Structure
  18. ^ Beteiligung Fraport AG, Stand Mai 2007, Mitteilung Fraport AG
  19. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung, Oktober 2008, Wer gehört zu wem: GEA Group AG
  20. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung, Oktober 2008, Wer gehört zu wem: Infineon Technologies AG
  21. ^ SAP AG, 04. November 2008, Beteiligungen der SAP AG
  22. ^ Siemens AG, August 2009, Veröffentlichung einer Stimmrechtsmitteilung
  23. ^ Süddeutsche Zeitung, Oktober 2008, Wer gehört zu wem: Volkswagen AG
  24. ^ De Volkskrant, October 2010, Profiel Akzo Nobel
  25. ^ De Volkskrant, October 2010, Profiel ASML
  26. ^ De Volkskrant, October 2010, Profiel KPN
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  28. ^ mobilezne holding ag, 14. September 2011, Offenlegung von Beteiligungen
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External links

  • American Funds website
  • Capital International Funds website
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