Yardley, Pennsylvania, May 12, 2020 — The Plutus Foundation is pleased to welcome Capital Group, home of American Funds, as its major partner for Plutus Voices and the Plutus Awards in 2020. This represents a continuation of the partnership established in 2019 when Capital Group served as the headline sponsor of the 10th Annual Plutus Awards in Washington, D.C.
“I’m excited to continue partnering with Capital Group,” said Harlan Landes, the founder and
executive director of the Plutus Foundation. “Our overall mission is to help provide
community-based opportunities for financial education and empowerment, and Capital Group is
a powerful ally in that aim.”
Plutus Voices focuses on financial education efforts in under-represented communities and
features small-group opportunities for collaboration and learning. Recent programs have been
put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are hopes that more programs
can be held in the fall.
“Capital Group remains steadfast in its commitment to financial education, and improving lives through successful investing,” said Tom Joyce, senior vice president and head of communications at Capital Group. “The personal finance content creators associated with the Plutus Foundation play an important role in helping people achieve financial security. Working together, we hope to continue the conversation on the importance of investing for the long-term.”
Plans to move forward with the live Plutus Awards ceremony, scheduled for October 2, 2020, in Long Beach, California, continue. The Plutus Awards is a program that recognizes the best in independent online financial content creation. Capital Group continues to be a strategic partner in ensuring that bloggers, podcasters, video producers, social media creators and others in the online financial space to educate and help consumers feel more secure about money, saving and investing.
“While we’re hoping to get back to in-person events again in the coming months, right now we’re
focused on highlighting the resources available,” said Landes. “We’ve been holding free
webinars and collecting other resources from around the community to hopefully help people
get through this challenging time.”
About the Plutus Foundation
The Plutus Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides grant money and
resources to provide opportunities for the financial media to create, develop, and administer
community-based programs that enhance financial literacy, education, and empowerment. The
Plutus Awards celebrates excellence in financial media with an annual awards ceremony
recognizing the best content from independent producers. The Foundation also produces Plutus
Voices, a series of learning and networking events for the financial media, bringing attention to
About Capital Group
Since 1931, Capital Group, home of American Funds®, has been singularly focused on delivering superior results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. As of March 31, 2020, Capital Group manages more than $1.7 trillion in equity and fixed income assets for millions of individual and institutional investors around the world.
The Capital Group companies manage equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed income investment professionals provide fixed income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups.
For more information, visit: https://www.capitalgroup.com/