Twitter's New Owners: Big Institutions
Newsweek - While Twitter’s successful IPO stole all the headlines, a continuing trend in the stock market has gotten little attention: the vanishing small investor...
Nov 11, 2013
Corporate governance a tough sell
Financial News - Earlier this year, US corporate governance campaigner Bob Monks warned corporate greed remains a big, if not growing, problem.
Nov 1, 2013
Economy-class activist investor crashes the corporate party
Reuters - Shareholder activists come in different flavors. One is the deep-pocketed investor, such as Carl Icahn or Dan Loeb, who takes big stakes in companies and forces management to change strategy. Another type is the persistent provocateur who buys a handful of shares and agitates on a shoestring. That's John Chevedden.
Oct 23, 2013
Bill Green talks with Bob Monks
WCSH - Bob Monks was a pleasure to interview. I learned a lot about him even though we were probably introduced when I was a young studio cameraman in 1972. Bob has a deeper connection than most people realize. I found him a true intellectual with a sense of decency and fair play. His advocacy on behalf of shareholders is laudable. I found him a fascinating guy...
Sep 14, 2013
Marc Reston Highlights the Efforts of Roberts Monks and Corporate Law's Changing Environment
Press Release - Attorney Marc Reston responds to the accomplishments of Robert A. G. Monks and his work to encourage greater shareholder involvement among corporations...
Sep 14, 2013
In “Drone Corporations,” Self-Interest Prevails
Strategy + Business - Robert A.G. Monks sets the tone right off the bat by recalling the time he stood up at an ExxonMobil annual meeting and addressed CEO Lee Raymond as “emperor.” ...
Aug 14, 2013
Monks takes on greedy CEOs, neglectful investors in new book
Pensions & Investments - Robert A.G. Monks — the pioneering shareholder activist and corporate governance adviser — delivers a ruthless critique of capitalism in his new book, assailing CEO greed and institutional investor neglect...
Jul 25, 2013
Rule by Drone
Big Think - In his book, Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs and the Capture of the American Dream, Robert A.G. Monks defines the "ownerless entities" that are many of today's corporations to military drones...
Jul 24, 2013
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard Awards Its First “Oscar”
Columbia Law School blog - The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of fiduciary principles, has awarded its first ever Tamar Frankel Fiduciary Prize to Robert A.G. Monks, the corporate governance activist and scholar...
Jul 23, 2013
Book Review: 'Citizens DisUnited' by Robert A.G. Monks
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Everyone has different ideas about which cases are the most monumental, the most important, the most influential in terms of the Supreme Court....
Jul 21, 2013
Robert A.G. Monks, Crusading Against Corporate Excess
New York Times -- At age 79, many people who can afford to do so are done working. Not Robert A. G. Monks. He is still hard at work, trying to change corporate America...
Jul 6, 2013
Guide for trustees tackles lack of accountability
Business Report -- It is unlikely that any of the executive directors of the listed construction companies involved in the Competition Commission’s collusive tendering case will be required to repay any of the remuneration awarded to them...
Jul 2, 2013