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Review: Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment
From Enron to Lehman Brothers and the subprime financial disaster, we’ve seen the worst decade ever in my lifetime for equities, down 3.3%. Is it time to start stuffing our money into the mattress or is it time to learn something about corporate valuation from two experts? Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment: Analyzing Assets, Earnings, Cash Flow, Stock Price, Governance, and Special Situations by Robert A. G. Monks and Alexandra Reed Lajoux will inevitably be compared with Security Analysis: The Classic 1934 Edition by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd. Corporate Valuation comes out favorably.
 May 3, 2011

Buffett wants for answers: Is board providing them?
Warren Buffett should be directly responding to the unprecedented criticism he is facing over the behavior of his one-time heir apparent, but experts fear he is being hampered by a lack of corporate management or board depth.  Bob Monks commented in the story.
 Apr 7, 2011

When An Investor Relations Officer SHOULD JUST QUIT
In our interview with Bob Monks earlier this year, the governance advocate considered the question: when should an IRO resign? Monks was talking in the context of corporate fraud. But the question lends itself to other scenarios – for example, when you disagree with management about the need to warn on profits.
 Apr 1, 2011

A Review of Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment
Contained within their introductions to, and descriptions of, effectively the A-to-Z of valuation, there are numerous comment boxes throughout that feature Monks at his best.
 Mar 26, 2011

Bulletproof Interview Special – Robert Monks on the Crossroads of Corporate Governance and Public Interest
As part of a continuing series of Bulletproof Blog™ video interviews with thought leaders across multiple disciplines and industry sectors, we recently attended the NACD Directorship 100 Forum in New York City to gain leading insights on the foremost corporate governance challenges facing boards of directors today. While there, we sat down with corporate governance pioneer and shareholder activist Robert Monks to discuss how recent public sector developments have impacted corporate boards of directors.  
 Mar 3, 2011 in Bulletproof Blog

Bob Monks Interview: Part Two
In the second part of a two-part interview, Bob Monks, the corporate governance veteran, begins by discussing how regulatory environments shift as governments change. He recounts his time working for former US president Ronald Reagan, when the White House would cancel Monks’ lawsuits.  Part two of Inside Investor Relations interview with Bob Monks. 
 Feb 8, 2011

Bob Monks Interview: Part One
In the first of a two-part interview with Inside Investor Relations, governance champion Bob Monks discusses how there is no one way to determine value. 'Beauty is in the eye of the promoter,' he says. Monks also talks about the difficulty the SEC has faced in reining in the worst excesses of Wall Street. He says the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns resulted from the SEC under Christopher Cox allowing banks to set their own gearing ratio.
 Feb 4, 2011 in Inside Investor Relations

Book Review: Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment
Brenda Jubin's review of Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment by Robert A.G. Monks and Alexandra Reed Lajoux.
 Jan 18, 2011 in Seeking Alpha

Who is the most influential corporate governance tweeter in 2011?
So, who are the most influential corporate governance tweeters?  You'll recognize a lot of friends on this list and it's a great list of where to get good information.  Bob is #24...
 Jan 12, 2011

Red State, Blue State
Overnight, Maine Turns Red,” declared the headline at the New York Times, the day after the November 2 midterm election, in which Republicans took control of the governor’s mansion and both chambers of the state legislature for the first time since 1962.
 Jan 1, 2011 in DownEast Magazine

Bob Monks talks about his newest book
Bob Monks discusses his newest book, Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment (Wiley, 2010).
 Dec 20, 2010 in On the Money Radio

Owners' lack of involvement dishonorable, says Monks
Governance activist discusses the investor relations industry and his new book on corporate valuations.
 Dec 3, 2010 in Inside Investor Relations

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