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Want to get smarter about investing? Then learn from the pros. The Capital Ideas podcast brings you the best thinking from Capital Group, one of the world’s leading investment firms. Prepare to be engaged, enlightened and entertained as host Matt Miller gets to the crux of today’s most compelling investment stories.

Want to get smarter about investing? Then learn from the pros. The Capital Ideas podcast brings you the best thinking from Capital Group, one of the world’s leading investment firms. Prepare to be engaged, enlightened and entertained as host Matt Miller gets to the crux of today’s most compelling investment stories.
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Want to get smarter about investing? Then learn from the pros. The Capital Ideas podcast brings you the best thinking from Capital Group, one of the world’s leading investment firms. Prepare to be engaged, enlightened and entertained as host Matt Miller gets to the crux of today’s most compelling investment stories.

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Why fund-of-funds solutions are gaining popularity

10/4/2019
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When financial advisors have their hands full with the expanding needs of their clients, portfolio construction may not get the attention it deserves. That’s why they’re increasingly turning to asset managers for help. Two veteran portfolio managers who oversee Capital Group’s fund-of-funds solutions, Brad Vogt and Wesley Phoa, share their views on this important industry trend. Brad Vogt is an equity portfolio manager with 31 years of investment experience and serves on the Capital Group...

Duration:00:43:04

6 keys to better investment manager selection

9/20/2019
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Retirement plan sponsors concerned about participant outcomes, take note. Capital Group's Steve Deschenes is here with a checklist for selecting superior investment managers. A research and development director with 26 years of experience, Deschenes shares his research into the factors sponsors should consider in their manager-selection process. Steve Deschenes is a research and development director at Capital Group. He is a founder of the online financial advice site mPower (now part of...

Duration:00:28:02

Sweat equities: Metals, mining and utilities

9/6/2019
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Iron ore, copper, gold, nickel. Extracting these metals from the earth is a tough, capital-intensive business. Equity investment analyst Frank Beaudry makes it his business to know what the world’s mining companies are doing to succeed on behalf of investors. Listen as Beaudry sheds light on this sometimes dangerous industry, as well as the other sector he covers: European utilities. Your host Matt Miller is the policy and communications advisor for Capital Group. An author and former...

Duration:00:38:10

The technology trap

8/23/2019
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What happens when technological innovation, instead of helping people, displaces them? That’s been a vexing question throughout history and it remains so today. In this podcast, we address the issue with Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey, author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation. Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey is a professor at Oxford University, where he directs the program on Technology & Employment at the Oxford Martin School. His academic work has been featured in...

Duration:00:36:39

The secrets of high net worth investors

8/9/2019
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Here’s a news flash for financial advisors who think their clients are telling them everything: There’s a good chance they aren’t. In fact, they are probably keeping some big secrets that could jeopardize their long-term investment returns. In this podcast, Capital Group’s head of consumer research, Mike Van Wyk, reveals what these investors might be hiding and suggests steps advisors can take to strengthen their client relationships. Your host Matt Miller is the policy and communications...

Duration:00:37:34

Global investing in a world of uncertainty

7/26/2019
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Portfolio manager Mark Denning, who was raised in Singapore and Malaysia, racks up frequent flyer miles like few others. As a citizen of the world, Mark has a unique perspective on global equity markets at a time of extraordinary political, economic and social change. From Capital Group’s London office, he shares his constructive outlook on Europe, China, the U.S. and other major markets. Mark Denning is an equity portfolio manager with 36 years of investment experience, all with Capital....

Duration:00:30:42

The future is Asian

7/19/2019
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Long-term international investors who focus primarily on China may be missing the bigger picture. In his latest book, The Future Is Asian, global strategy advisor and author Parag Khanna argues that a “fourth wave” of Asian growth — essentially the rest of Asia — is hiding in plain sight. Here Khanna discusses common Western misperceptions of Asia’s economic place in the world and offers eye-opening statistics that could lead many of us to rethink our investment assumptions. Your host Matt...

Duration:00:41:47

An engineer’s view of the stock market

7/12/2019
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Portfolio manager Alan Wilson trained at MIT to be a civil engineer. Turns out, those skills transfer nicely to the stock market — building strong portfolios instead of towering skyscrapers. In this podcast, Wilson discusses his outlook for U.S. equities and his thoughts on investing in an aging bull market. Alan Wilson is an equity portfolio manager with 34 years of investment experience, 28 with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, he covered U.S. construction and energy companies, among...

Duration:00:38:50

2019 Midyear Outlook

6/28/2019
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Portfolio manager Jody Jonsson, head of fixed income Mike Gitlin and economist Darrell Spence share their thoughts on global equities, fixed income and economies as they look ahead to the remainder of 2019 and beyond. Want continuing education credit? Financial professionals (CFP* and CIMA) can take the quiz after listening. Your host Matt Miller is the policy and communications advisor for Capital Group. An author and former Washington Post columnist, Matt was co-host of the public radio...

Duration:00:58:40

What Morningstar’s shake-up means for bond investors

6/14/2019
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Given the uncertainty in today’s economic environment, investors should not be caught unaware of what’s in their bond portfolios. Enter Morningstar, whose recent split of the intermediate bond category should be welcome news for bond investors seeking greater transparency. Capital Group head of fixed income Mike Gitlin and portfolio manager Pramod Atluri explain. Mike Gitlin has 25 years of investment experience, four with Capital. Mike was previously the head of fixed income and global...

Duration:00:36:17

AMBAL manager on his outlook and markets

5/31/2019
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Helping investors enjoy a comparatively smooth ride when markets are at their choppiest is a top priority for portfolio manager Greg Johnson, principal investment officer of American Balanced Fund®. Johnson shares his approach to maintaining a favorable balance between equities and fixed income in the fund today and reveals which out-of-favor sectors hold the most exciting opportunities for him. Greg Johnson is an equity portfolio manager with 25 years of investment experience, all with...

Duration:00:33:55

The case for international equities

5/17/2019
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Capital Group portfolio manager Gerald Du Manoir talks about the importance of including international equities in a well-diversified portfolio, despite years of lagging index returns relative to U.S. markets. It’s not about investing in geographic regions, he explains, but specific company-by-company opportunities. Du Manoir is an equity portfolio manager with 29 years of investment experience, 28 with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, he covered European construction and...

Duration:00:37:56

U.S. automakers signal a lane change

5/3/2019
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The U.S. auto industry has seen its share of technological innovation through the decades, but perhaps none more dramatic than what lies just around the bend. Investment analyst Kaitlyn Murphy, a 14-year veteran of Capital Group, discusses the recent adoption of electric vehicles, the uneasy promise of autonomous cars and the challenge of investing in an industry mired in transition. Your host Matt Miller is the policy and communications advisor for Capital Group. An author and former...

Duration:00:39:14

Chip off the old block: The semiconductor comes of age

4/19/2019
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Not only has the semiconductor played an essential role in the proliferation of technology over the past half century, but the companies that design and make microchips have had to adapt to the changing demands of a constantly evolving sector. Investment analyst Isaac Sudit offers insight into these companies as well as perspective on how semiconductors have changed our lives as consumers. Isaac Sudit is an equity investment analyst with 20 years of investment experience, 13 at Capital...

Duration:00:40:37

How to make your workplace a better place with Adam Grant

4/5/2019
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University of Pennsylvania professor Adam Grant talks with Capital Group’s Matt Miller about the dynamics of success and productivity in the workplace. Might a six-hour work week help? Can procrastination actually be a good thing? Listen and find out. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is the top-rated professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He's been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers in Fortune's 40 under 40 and...

Duration:00:33:25

When is the next recession?

3/22/2019
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The next recession — when it will hit, what will trigger it — is top of mind for many investors now that the U.S. expansion is entering its 10th year. Capital Group economists Jared Franz and Darrell Spence and equity portfolio manager Joyce Gordon take an in-depth look at recessions and offer their perspectives on what investors can do to prepare for the next one. Get our Guide to recessions [free e-book]: U.S. | Europe | Asia-Pacific | Canada Economist Jared Franz covers the U.S. and...

Duration:00:54:06

Today’s retirement realities

3/8/2019
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Employer-sponsored 401(k)s and other defined contribution plans have become the foundation of the U.S. retirement system, but there's a $5 trillion savings gap that still needs to be addressed. In this episode, Ralph Haberli, head of the retirement business at Capital Group, suggests how 401(k) plans could do better for their participants. Ralph Haberli is a sales director and heads the institutional retirement business at Capital Group. He has 18 years of industry experience, two at...

Duration:00:24:09

On the ground in China

2/22/2019
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Recorded in Hong Kong, this episode takes you behind the scenes for an in-depth look at China and the critical issues of growth, trade and geopolitics. Host Matt Miller dropped in on investment analyst Andrew Dougherty, economist Stephen Green and portfolio manager Steve Watson to get their perspectives on themes of vital importance to investors the world over. Andrew Dougherty covers Asia-Pacific real estate as an equity analyst. He has 14 years of investment industry experience, all with...

Duration:00:41:26

Which way Brexit?

2/15/2019
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As the U.K. approaches a March 29 deadline to leave the European Union, Capital Group investment professionals discuss the market and economic implications of this seismic shift away from four decades of European integration. What does it mean for future economic growth, the political landscape and the long-term investment outlook for U.K. financial assets? Equity portfolio manager Caroline Randall has 21 years of investment experience, 13 with Capital Group. As an analyst, she covers...

Duration:00:29:41

3 views on the markets in 2019

1/25/2019
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This episode features a revealing mix of perspectives from three Capital Group portfolio managers. Barry Crosthwaite examines the fundamentals of U.S. and Chinese markets to make sense of today's perplexing global economic cycle. Brad Freer looks beyond a recent rough spell for emerging markets equities to reveal long-term opportunities he’s finding there. And Pramod Atluri shares strategic moves that the fixed income group has made to stay ahead of U.S. monetary and fiscal policy. Equity...

Duration:00:36:41