Capital Research Global Investors Profile
Capital Research Global Investors is a subsidiary of the Capital Research and Management Co. that is based out of Los Angeles, California. It was created in 2008 when the parent company decided to disaggregate its equity investment operations to split it into Capital Research Global Investors and Capital World Investors. Capital Research Global Investors has the flexibility to manage any of the investment objects or vehicles that the overarching Capital Group currently holds. The firm acts as a separate, individual entity, managing equity and balanced mutual funds and investing in the public equity and fixed income markets. Like its parent company, Capital Research Global Investors operates by building portfolios “from the bottom-up using rigorous fundamental research to find attractive investments and manage risks.” Their research, shared between the divisions, is done in house and are produced for internal use only. Now it is one of three equity divisions, generally placing and emphasis on investments in equity, securities, and fixed-income securities. Currently, the independently acting subsidiary employs close to 500 people, creating a market value of almost $300 billion dollars. Although its largest focus is on the financial services sector, it is diversified in its offerings with its largest sector focus only making up a fifth of its sector allocation. From 2013 to 2015, the total market value of the company has increased by almost $60 billion. Although Capital World Investors is a privately owned investment manager, it does not have a CEO. Because of how closely the subsidiary acts as more of a division within the Capital Group than a company, it is unclear if there is a significant single leading position within Capital Research Global Investors. It appears that the key executives for Capital Research Global Investors are comprised from a team of senior vice presidents who contribute in making investment decisions.