General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> January 29, 2016

Growing and Preserving Capital Through Subadvised Mutual Funds

Needles Jr., Gene L.
Gene L. Needles Jr. serves as Chairman, President and CEO of American Beacon Advisors, Inc., and as President of the American Beacon Funds. He is a member of the board of directors of American Beacon Advisors and its affiliated companies. Prior to joining American Beacon in 2009, he served as President of Touchstone Investments, part of the Western & Southern Financial Group. From 1993 through 2007, Mr. Needles was with AIM Investments, progressing from Regional Vice President to President and CEO of AIM Distributors in 2004. In this role, he was responsible for distributing products that included mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, variable annuities, subadvised portfolios, collective trusts, offshore funds, retirement plans and college savings plans. In addition, he worked as a vice president at Putnam Investments and MetLife State Street before moving to AIM. Mr. Needles received his B.A. in English from Iowa State University in 1978. Profile
TWST: Would you begin by telling us a bit about American Beacon's history?

Mr. Needles: American Beacon was founded in 1986 as a wholly owned subsidiary of