Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Conference at the University of Delaware
Mike - Oct 12, 2016

“How the Financial System Fails Investors and How to Fix It From a Structural and Governance Perspective”

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:30am to 12:00pm

Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall 110 Orchard Road, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

Financial/investing institutions form the bedrock of the U.S. economic system. Without them, the economy can’t grow and our capitalistic system would grind to a halt. However, few believe that our financial/investing institutions work as well as they could. Critics argue that misalignments promote the interests of the financial sector itself above those of society, the real economy and the individual citizen investors whose pensions and savings are entrusted to these institutions. They argue that errant expertise and incentives; gaps in accountability, transparency and governance; poor regulation and a misreading of economics combine to impose a huge stealth tax on individual savings and national economic promise. Further, they say that these structural and governance misalignments create systemic pressure for short-termism in the boardroom and within investing institutions.

Stephen Davis and Jon Lukomnik, two of the three authors of What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix It, will be joined by John Bogle, legendary founder of Vanguard, and Jennifer Taub, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School, for a robust, provocative discussion of how to fix our financial/investing institutions so that they serve individual citizen investors and the real economy.

Among the issues that will be discussed are: How have short-term oriented capital markets, the scores of financial intermediaries, and executive compensation structures both in financial/investing institutions and in our corporations combined to reduce long-term corporate investment in America? What are the consequences of governance gaps in investing institutions? What about the governance structures of pension plans and their plan sponsors? Should there be a shift in the governance paradigm to give individual citizen investors more transparency and more of a voice?

The discussion will also showcase potential solutions that range from the narrow and technical, such as potential revisions to the tax law, to the big and ambitious, such as fresh models of governance and transparency for financial/investing institutions and for pension/savings plans.

Please join us for a fascinating discussion peering behind the curtain of finance to understand why the capital market works the way it does. And how it can potentially change for the better.

A complimentary lunch will follow the program.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Common Cause: 2016 Building a Better Democracy Awards
Mike - Apr 27, 2016

Jack will be honored by Common Cause at the 2016 Building a Better Democracy Awards.


2016 Building a Better Democracy Awards

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Pyramid Club

Please join us for a reception honoring two extraordinary individuals — John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, and Terry Mutchler, the first executive director of the PA Office of Open Records.

Bogle created what is now the biggest mutual fund company in the world by promoting transparency and the best interests of his investors. For decades he has been a prominent voice for broad reform in the investment community and across corporate America.

Mutchler’s leadership implementing Pennsylvania’s new public records law has opened up state and local governments to unprecedented public scrutiny, providing citizens more information.


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New Speech Added
Mike - Apr 30, 2014

Mr. Bogle spoke at the Community Forum Distinguished Lecture Series at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on April 28, 2014. Please enjoy the speech!

Financial Reform: Investment Standards and Ethical Values

Bogle to speak at BMPC, Monday April 28, 7:30 PM
Mike - Apr 17, 2014


John Bogle to appear at the Hard Rock Cafe for Inside the Reporter’s Notebook
Mike - Apr 08, 2014

Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: John Bogle, founder of Vanguard

Jeff Blumenthal of the Philadelphia Business Journal interviews Vanguard founder and investment icon John Bogle live on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014,


Where: Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

1113-31 Market Street Philadelphia PA 19107

Suggested Dress: Business Professional

Please click here for additional details. 

6 tips from Jack Bogle on teaching your kids how to invest
Mike - Oct 17, 2013

Jack was interviewed by Elizabeth MacBride for this article on CNBC.com about teaching your children how to invest.

John Bogle on CNBC: ECB Bond-Buying Program
Mike - Sep 21, 2012

On Point with Tom Ashbrook
Mike - Jul 27, 2012

Mr. Bogle recently appeard on the NPR program On Point with Tom Ashbrook. His segment begins at the 17:40 mark.

Video from Bloomberg Portfolio Manager Mash-Up Conference
Mike - Feb 21, 2012

Video from a recent conversation with Betty Liu at the Bloomberg Portfolio Manager Mash-Up conference on February 16th in New York.

More of the Interview with Christine Benz
Mike - Oct 24, 2011