Timothy K. Armour commonly known as Tim is currently the sole Director at Janus Capital Group, and at the same time the Independent Chairman at AQR Funds. Tim has dedicated his whole career to Capital Group. Having earned a bachelor degree in economics from Middlebury College and a master’s degree from Columbia University, he got accepted into the Capital Group associates program and his career commenced almost immediately.
He initially worked as an Equity investment analyst where he trained to become Capital Group’s Management committee chairman. Tim is also a member of the board of directors at Janus Capital Group. Prior to being the director at Janus Capital Group, he was managing director at Morningstar and the president of mutual Funds Division and read full article.
Tim Armour came up with a certain reasoning that investors should “find active managers who earn their keep”. He is convinced that many financial managers have become indolent, and dependent on index funds and not researching companies. He adds that, index funds are not capable of making a difference on business trends..This can only be achieved by a firm financial manager capable of catching these trends.
After this, he was quick to make some really bold moves after getting appointed Chairman of Janus Capital Group. One of which includes the partnership with Samsung involving Asset Management. The deal entails both Capital Group and Samsung Asset Management working together to co-develop retirement resolutions and asset allocation products. Tim believes the greater plan is to co-design investment solutions to meet retirement needs of Korean investors and learn more about Tim.
The unexpected election victory of Donald Trump in November sparked dramatic changes in asset prices. Tim says that the recent change is profound and his guess is that they’ve hit the bottom this time round and Tim’s lacrosse camp.
For some people, knowing someone famous could be the greatest thrill in the world, or it could be something that makes everything you’ve done dwarf by comparison. For columnist Lloyd Grove at the Daily Beast, he recalls knowing Nabors Industries Chairman and CEO Anthony Petrello long before he became a business magnate. Petrello once reeled in $27 million in total compensation to be the highest-paid CEO in the nation at Nabors, but his journey to becoming an oil drilling technology business leader started back in New Jersey.
Petrello’s first loves growing up were math and science, two subjects he mastered and spent even his spare time studying at school. Petrello earned acceptance to Yale University and there studied under mathematician Serge Lange while also rooming with Grove. Petrello graduated with high honors in Advanced Mathematics and while most people thought he would become a professor himself, he opted to go into law. After completing his J.D., he joined Baker & McKenzie in New York and specialized in corporate law for 13 years. He joined the Nabors Industries executive board in 1991.
Anthony Petrello also is married to Cynthia Petrello and has a young daughter named Carena. Carena has periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and is confined to a wheel chair most of the time. The Petrellos struggled with the news that there was no current cure for their daughter, but they went to the Texas Children’s Hospital where they partnered with Jan and Dan Duncan who had given the founding contribution to the Neurological Research Institute there. Anthony Petrello decided to join the effort and thus far has given $7 million of his own money to fund research there.
Mike Baur loves banking and finance. This passion started during his early days when he was a teenager. It was not a surprise that he chose to pursue his passion and make a successful career out of it. Mike spent more than twenty years in the private banking industry in Switzerland. He happens to be an Executive Board member in one large Swiss Private Bank.
Mr. Baur began his entrepreneurship journey in 2014 when he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory with his business partners. The corporation is privately owned and independently financed. It acts as an accelerator program that looks for digital entrepreneurs who happen to be passionate about those who invest in their businesses. The company then offers these entrepreneurs exciting opportunities to look for prospective sponsors for their ideas. The organization has managed to create a great network of investors who come from different parts of the globe.
According to Mike Baur, the CEO, the company runs an accelerator program for startups and new ideas in the country for three months. The program is non-biased and seeks to mentor and educate young business leaders towards the growth of their organizations. Opportunities for an office space, coaching, mentoring and services are offered in Zurich through this program.
During these three months, the chosen startups are taken through certain set paces and tested to make sure that they are able to create a selling idea. The idea must be very lucrative to attract the attention of potential investors. This program suits young and ambitious young people whose dream is to set the world on fire with their incredible innovations and ideas. It also gives them the opportunity to work with fellow innovators and experts in a joint environment.
The young companies that specialize in digital technologies are also given a chance to go through the structured accelerator program. This assists them to come up with the much-needed thriving, innovative power that can help them to compete and emerge successful on the global market.
Most of Mike’s free time is spent on investing in entrepreneurship events in different startups and the Swiss youth support. He provides financial assistance and coaching to the promising startups. He is also a financial mentor and in charge of the fundraising and financing at the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike holds an MBA from Rochester University and an executive MBA from the University of Bern.