About Tim Mccarthy

Timothy F. McCarthy:

Tim McCarthy is the author of The Safe Investor: How to Make Your Money Grow in a Volatile Global Economy. McCarthy has dedicated his entire career to the financial services industry and his experiences include serving as Chairman and CEO of Nikko Asset Management in Tokyo, Good Morning Securities in Seoul, CEO of Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong, President of Charles Schwab and Co., and President of the Fidelity Investment Advisor Group. As an executive who formerly led large and successful corporations, McCarthy understands how difficult it can be for employed individuals to speak their minds. At this point in his career, he prides himself on offering candid comments and frank opinions.

Other Affiliations: Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc, AdvisorTech Corporation, Shinhan Investment Corp, Pitney Bowes, docSense, Nikko Cordial Corporation, Oberon Financial Technology, Inc.
Nikko Asset Management Co. Ltd, Five9, Inc, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

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Wikipedia, Bloomberg Businessweek profile, Written Publications, Interviews

Education: MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business School as Baker Scholar in 1978. University of California, Davis, BA Econ and Intl Relations, honors in 1973
Career Highlights:
2004 – 2012 Chairman & CEO, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. – Tokyo

  • Expanded to 11 countries including U.S. and U.K.
  • Assets Under Management grew from $50 to 160 billion
  • Customer base grew to: Japan- 5 mil, China- 3 mil, other- 2 mil
  • Created Asia’s largest Independent Asset Management firm
1999-2003 Chairman, Good Morning Securities Group -Seoul, Korea(Advisor in 2002-2003)

  • Became 4th largest investment bank in S. Korea
  • Customer base grew to 750,000 accounts
  • Returned 600% to investor group
1995-1998 President, Charles Schwab and Co. – San Francisco

  • Grew OneSource fund platform to over $ 300 billion
  • Introduced internet trading
  • During tenure, Market Cap grew from $ 12 billion to $42 billion
Prior Highlights:
1994-1995 Chief Executive, Jardine Fleming Unit Trusts – Hong Kong
1987-1994 Fidelity Investments – Boston, MAPresident, Fidelity Investment Advisor GroupPresident, National Financial Institutional ServicesDirector, Fidelity International Brokerage Group
1983-1987 Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and Business Financial Service – New York


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