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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our day with John Bogle (founder of former CEO of Vanguard)!

Today was a dream come true for me and the students at WPU's Cotsakos College of Business! We had the chance to meet with, interview, and have lunch with John Bogle. He is known as 1 of 5 most famous investors in the world (up there with Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Benjamin Graham, etc.) He was named by Time Magazine as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world (up there with the Pope, the Dalai Lama, and Oprah).

He is the founder & former CEO of Vanguard, which is the largest mutual fund company in the world. He is the father of indexed mutual funds, and we were thrilled that in his 9th decade of life -- he would travel up from Philly to speak to the students in our business school here at WPU.

I admire his character, determination, and relentless focus on cutting costs so that his clients could have more gains. He spoke about character, values, stewardship, and even gave some insight into how he was able to achieve 50 years of marriage with his wife Eve. This was a once in a lifetime event for our students to meet with him and have lunch with him. To see the press release we put out for the event, click here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wall Street Journal ranks Financial Planning as 1 of the best jobs of 2012

Once again, WSJ ranks Financial Planning as 1 of the best and hottest jobs of 2012.
Click here to see where it is ranked!

John Bogle to receive "Pioneer in Financial Services" Award at WPU

John C. Bogle will be on campus, Tuesday April 17th, 2012 to receive the "Pioneer in Financial Services" award presented by the Cotsakos College of Business and William Paterson University.

Mr. Bogle is known as "the father of indexed mutual funds", and he is the founder and former CEO of Vanguard, the largest mutual fund company in the U.S. with over $1.3 trillion in assets. Mr. Bogle's determination to offer mutual funds at the lowest possible cost to consumers has made him a hero amongst household investors, and a thorn in the side of those who prefer to extract rents and capitalize on information asymmetries that exist in the marketplace.

He will be speaking in the Valley Road auditorium from 11-12:15.

We are very proud and excited to have Mr. Bogle accept this award, and influence our students who are the next generation of business leaders in the financial services industry and the global marketplace.