December 10th, 2007 14:17 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Arthur D. Ally, Founder of the Timothy Plan
Arthur D. Ally, who launched the Timothy Plan in 1994, is founder and President of the company, the nation`s leading Biblically based, pro-life, pro-family mutual fund group. The Timothy Plan utilizes stringent moral screening criteria designed to avoid investing shareholders` money in any company that has a pattern of contributing to the cultural pollution of society. He also is general partner of Timothy Partners Ltd. (the fund`s sponsor/advisor) and past president of Covenant Financial Management Inc. (CFM), a financial planning firm he founded in 1990 prior to establishing The Timothy Plan. Ally is a former certified financial planner and former certified public accountant (CPA) with over twenty seven years experience in the investment industry. Prior to forming CFM, Ally spent eight years with Shearson Lehman Brothers as vice president, branch manager and financial consultant and five years with Prudential Bache in the same capacity. Throughout his career in the investment industry, Ally has developed an area of expertise in money management selection through which he has helped individuals, retirement plans and non-profit organizations define their investment objectives and conduct searches for professional money managers.
That money management selection " expertise is ingrained in Ally`s personal philosophy and that of the company, i.e., the real key to good investment performance is good investment management. " It is the overriding reason why no funds are added to The Timothy Plan--the firm presently has nine different funds--until the company has identified and retained a top-tier money management firm that specializes in that fund`s asset category.
A much sought-after conference speaker, Ally has presented seminars and workshops for Christian conventions throughout the United States, has taught investment, financial and estate planning classes at both the University of Central Florida and Seminole Community College.
Community and professional involvement includes National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (past president and director), Liberty Counsel of Florida (director), Christian Coalition of Florida (past director), Christian Action Council of Central Florida (founder, past president and director), New Life Fellowship Baptist Church of Winter Springs (Elder and adult Sunday school teacher).
A graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in accounting and finance, he and his wife, Bonnie, married since 1961, have with three children and seven grandchildren.
For More Information: www.timothyplan.com
The Timothy Plan
1055 Maitland Center Commons
Maitland, Florida 32751
(800) TIM PLAN
The Timothy Plan
c/o Unified Fund Services, Inc.
Post Office Box 6110
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6110