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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ERISA activism

ERISA was signed into law in the 1970's. Why has there never been any activism on behalf of ERISA beneficiaries? A major breach of fiduciary duty by pension plan managers. Bob Monks, April 27, 2011 April 27, 2011 | ERISA , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , trustees , Pension , ownership
Friday, October 19, 2007

The Future of Corporate Governance

Bob Monks PowerPoint presentation, "The Future of Corporate Governance."  Orlando, Florida October 19, 2007. October 19, 2007 | corporate governance , CEO Pay , Pension , institutional investors
Monday, June 10, 1985

A New Fiduciary Dilemma For Managers

Bob Monks describes ERISA rules and the history of pension plans in a special section of Barrons, 1985. June 10, 1985 | ERISA , Pension , fiduciary duty , institutional investors
Wednesday, January 23, 1985

Remarks before the Institutional Investor Annual Pension Conference

As you know, yesterday I completed my tenure as Pension Administrator of teh Office of Pension and Benefit Welfare Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor.  In the past year, I have been consistently concernced with one central theme: that ERISA obligates fiduciaries to act responsibly, not only with… January 23, 1985 | ERISA , Pension
Thursday, August 2, 1984

Lack Of Unity In Congress And Business Creates Crisis-To-Crisis Response To Employee Benefits

Interview with Department of Labor's Robert Monks discussing employee benefit plans.  1984. August 2, 1984 | Pension , fiduciary duty
Friday, June 1, 1984

Interview With Pension Administrator Robert Monks

Appointed by President Reagan as Pension Administrator in the Department of Labor, Bob Monks discusses ownership and control of pension assets.  June 1984.  June 1, 1984 | ERISA , institutional investors , fiduciary duty , Pension
Tuesday, May 1, 1984

Interview With Pension Administrator Robert Monks

Appointed at Pension Administrator in the U.S. Department of Labor by President Reagan in 1984, Bob Monks talks about his job as trustee of public employee benefits.  "You cannot ignore the sheer volumes accounted for by pension funds. They represent something like one quarter of aU the stock in… May 1, 1984 | Pension , ERISA , institutional investors , fiduciary duty
Thursday, March 1, 1984

How Bob Monks Plans to Shake Up Pensionland

More than any of his predecessors, Robert Monks the new ERISA administrator, has the political power and connections to get things done. Here's a look at how he intends to use them.  1984 March 1, 1984 | ERISA , Pension
Thursday, February 23, 1984

The Invisible Hand: Remarks by Pensions Administrator Robert Monks

Remarks by Pensions & Benefits Welfare Program Administrator Robert A.G. Monks on "Unshackling the Invisible Hand: The Liberation of ERISA Trustees" to the Buruea of National Affairs Converence on The basics of employee benefits.  February 1984. February 23, 1984 | Pension , ERISA , shareholder rights
Sunday, January 1, 1984

Retirement Policy Needs Effective Private Sector Leadership -- Now

Robert Monks discusses the future of employee retirement funds in the face of a huge national deficit.   Appointed by President Reagan as Pension Administrator in the Department of Labor.  1984. January 1, 1984 | Pension , ERISA , institutional investors
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where is the activism on behalf of ERISA beneficiaries?

Pensions are a topic on which I've spent a lot of time and effort.  I was appointed by President Reagan to run the office of Pensions and Welfare Benfits in the Department of Labor where I was also the ERISA Administrator.  It occurred to me recently that after all… May 5, 2011 | ERISA , Pension , shareholder activism , responsible ownership , trustees , fiduciary duty
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Trustees

This is the fourth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same… April 19, 2011 | accountability , fiduciary duty , institutional investors , Pension , trustees , Disinformation
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