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Asset management doyen Rothenberg dies at 69

The staunch defender of "active" investment management was on vacation

"The one thing I've observed is that with the study of literature, you understand the notion that there is no single answer, no single conclusion that you can draw when you read a poem or a novel. That's a very useful mindset for the investment management business."


JAMES F Rothenberg, chairman of one of the world's biggest asset management companies, the Capital Group, died from a heart attack on Tuesday at the age of 69. He was reported to be on vacation on the east coast of the United States at the time.

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