Well known investor Warren Buffett has bet $1 million for a charity that he can get better investment returns than hedge fund managers. It is likely that he will win this bet. According to Buffet, there are a number of mediocre funds that are quite expensive for the average investor. As a result, many investors will benefit by seeking other investment options to secure their financial future. Over the years, Buffett has said that the best way to invest is to use a bottom up approach which consist of analyzing companies and building an extensive portfolio. Using this strategy will be vital since most people are now in charge of their own retirement.
Timothy Armour is a portfolio manager and chief executive officer of Capital Group. He is also the chairman and officer of Capital Research and Management Company Inc. Tim has spent over three decades managing investment funds and has therefore developed a considerable amount of expertise in the industry. He was named the chairman of Capital Group in the year 2016.
At the beginning of his career, Tim participated in the firm’s associates program which helped train finance professionals. Over time, he would advance within the organization and become an investment analyst at Capital Group. During this time, he specialized in analyzing global telecommunications companies and other service companies based in the United States. Tim completed a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College. This degree program gave him a considerable foundation on financial markets and how the overall economy works. He was able to apply this knowledge to his work as a finance professional throughout this career.
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In the realm of human right’s activism, there are few more overlooked than the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen. Born in Venezuela on March 9, 1976, Thor started political advocacy at the age of 13 by organizing against South African apartheid. However, his real efforts into human rights began at age 18 when his father became a political prisoner. At the age of 23, Thor became involved in a campaign to prevent Lucent Technologies from buying products made with slave labor. This came after the discovery that several camps in China were using slave labor to make products.
Thor’s biggest contribution to human rights started in 2004 after his mother was shot and wounded by the Venezuelan security force. He announced the creation of the New York-based human rights organization, The Human Rights Foundation. Early on, the HRF was involved in several advocacy campaigns and some of those were in Thor’s country of origin, Venezuela. In 2007, They launched a campaign to free a prisoner named Francisco Usón. Thor also opposed human violations in Uganda, China, North Korea, and several others. Thor also managed to create a media firestorm when they exposed payments from foreign dictators to several U.S. celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, 50 Cent, and Hilary Swank.
However, Thor Halvorssen does not only engage in political and human rights activism in through his papers and the HRF; He is also a fairly accomplished producer. He is the producer of the 2006 film, Hammer & Tickle. The film was a documentary about jokes and humor were used in the Soviet Union as a form of exposing the truth of the Soviet regime as well as poke fun at it. He then went on to produce The Singing Revolution, a documentary about the people of Estonia seeking to escape soviet occupation.
Thor Halvorssen also produced The Sugar Babies. The 2007 film the decries the human rights issues in the in the Dominican Republic sugar industry. His new announcement for The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress shows a dedication to his film career and his political activism.