• John C. Bogle

    Founder of Vanguard Funds

    Bogle, whose legacy in the investment industry has grown over the past 60 years, set the tone for a January forum held in his honor.
  • Knut Rostad

    President of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard

    Rostad discusses the impact John Bogle has had on the financial industry over his 60 years in the business.
  • Andrew Golden

     President, Princeton University Investment Company At the John C. Bogle Legacy Forum, Golden spoke compellingly about the importance of the fiduciary standard for advice and its impact on investors. “I think we need there to be a greater sense in the industry of the importance of putting clients' interests first. It starts with clients having a better sense of the need for real advice.” It’s important, he said, to make sure people understand the difference.
  • Alan Blinder

    Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics at Princeton University Former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve

    While striking the right balance between private gain and public responsibility is a key factor in repairing Wall Street, Feinberg also stresses the need for investors to do their due diligence and demand transparency for shareholders. Feinberg called the Bogle Legacy Forum an “important step” for brokers to relearn the fiduciary duty.
  • Daniel Kahneman

    Nobel Laureate and Princeton Professor

    Kahneman emphasizes the need for a fundamental change in the compensation structure for brokers, as a way to restore investors’ trust. In addition to primarily serving the investors, as opposed to shareholders, Kahneman also highlights Bogle’s established boundaries between self-interest and working for employees as proven ways to foster trust.

 THE JOHN C. BOGLE
LEGACY FORUM 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE | 48 WALL STREET | NEW YORK, NY

Restoring Investor Trust in Financial Markets: Does Jack Bogle Offer a Prescription?

Jack Bogle’s legacy is rooted in the concept that investing should be conducted solely in the interest of shareholders and investors. Bogle’s single mindedness on fiduciary stewardship finds its meaning in the company he founded, the (low cost and simple) product strategies and corporate governance reforms he champions, and the nine books he wrote. (Full program)


 


Tamar Frankel, Boston University School of Law  Professor

 


David Ruder Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Ruder draws the important distinction between investment advisers and broker-dealers, noting the Dodd-Frank Act suggested the SEC should adopt rules that would hold broker-dealers accountable for the fiduciary duties. This fundamental change would “improve the attitudes and protections for ordinary investors,” he said.

 


Lynn Turner, Former Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission
Only after Wall Street investment firms put the interest of 100 million Americans ahead of their own self-interest, will investors return, Turner says. “The markets work when they’re about ‘we’ rather than about ‘me’.” Noting his business as an example, putting the customers first and foremost every day, is the answer.

 


Burton Malkiel Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Senior Economist, Princeton University
Former Member, Council of Economic Advisors
The one investing tenet professor Malkiel is “absolutely sure of,” is “the lower the expenses that I pay to the purveyor of an investment product, the more there will be for me.” He notes for brokers who advise investors, “Having a fiduciary standard would be very important,” and urges they be “transparent,” with investors’ costs. Align investor-advisor interests with an “industry of fee-only advisors: You’re paying me a certain fee each year, and I’m recommending things to you that I’m absolutely sure are in your best interest – I won’t get any more money whether I put you in index funds or actively managed funds or anything else.”

 


John Biggs Former Chairman and CEO TIAA-CREF
As the former CEO of TIAA-CREF, a mutual investment firm with similar ideals to Vanguard, Biggs discusses his relationship with John Bogle and how the two companies co-existed in that particular niche. Biggs also touches on the need for broker deals to learn to adapt to the Fiduciary Standard.

 


Kenneth Feinberg Founder and Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP
Special Master, Sept. 11th Victim’s Compensation Fund
While striking the right balance between private gain and public responsibility is a key factor in repairing Wall Street, Feinberg also stresses the need for investors to do their due diligence and demand transparency for shareholders. Feinberg called the Bogle Legacy Forum an “important step” for brokers to relearn the fiduciary duty.

 


Maria Lagomasino Chief Executive Officer, GenSpring Family Offices (2005-2012)

 


David Swensen Chief Investment Officer, Yale University Investments Office

 


Roger Ibbotson Professor of Finance at Yale University
Chairman and CIO, Zebra Capital Management

 

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