James Rothenberg dies at 69; philanthropist, chairman of Capital Group Cos.

Investment manager and philanthropist James Rothenberg, chairman of mutual fund giant Capital Group Cos. in Los Angeles and of the board overseeing Harvard University's $36-billion endowment fund, has died at 69. Rothenberg died July 21 after suffering a heart attack while vacationing on the East Coast with family and friends, Capital Group announced. The company Rothenberg helped manage is the parent of the third-largest fund family in the U.S., American Funds, which are owned by tens of millions of Americans and are known for buy-and-hold investments in stocks. Rothenberg helped manage many of the funds, and was a longtime portfolio manager at Growth Fund of America, which was...