Bobby Monks

Robert C.S. “Bobby” Monks is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, led, and grown many businesses in the financial services, real estate, media, and technology sectors.

Monks was chairman of Spinnaker Trust, managing over $1 billion in assets. He was chairman of Institutional Shareholder Services, the leading provider of corporate governance and proxy services, and founder and director of Atlantic Bank. He lives in New York and Maine.

Monks' book, Uninvested: How Wall Street Hijacks Your Money and How to Fight Back, is available August 2015 from Portfolio.

For more information, visit www.bobbymonks.com.

Recent Articles By The Author

When the Markets Are Volatile, Sometimes the Best Thing to Do Is Nothing

When the Markets Are Volatile, Sometimes the Best Thing to Do Is Nothing

The author of the 'Market Wizards' books shares his advice about investment strategy and discusses new disruptive technologies.

Are Index Funds and Passive Investing Really So Great?

Are Index Funds and Passive Investing Really So Great?

Yes, index funds and passive investing can be a better choice than actively managed funds with high costs, but index funds have their own issues.

How This One Obscure Political Battle Could Have a Big Impact on Your Retirement Savings

How This One Obscure Political Battle Could Have a Big Impact on Your Retirement Savings

If you haven't been following the Department of Labor's proposed changes to a rule affecting investment advisers, now is the time to start, because this rule is important.

Why the U.S. Is Headed Toward a Retirement Crisis –- and How to Fix It

Why the U.S. Is Headed Toward a Retirement Crisis –- and How to Fix It

About half of U.S. workers have no retirement plan and more than eight in 10 are worried about their retirement.

Be Wary of Money Managers With Products to Sell in This Market, Says 'Investing 101' Author

Be Wary of Money Managers With Products to Sell in This Market, Says 'Investing 101' Author

Kathy Kristof, the author of Investing 101, recommends thinking long term and getting educated about investing, even if you use a money manager.

When You Invest in Mutual Funds, You Give Up Your Voice

When You Invest in Mutual Funds, You Give Up Your Voice

Investors to consider their investments in exclusively financial terms. Mutual funds, in particular, encourage this one-dimensional perspective.

3 Tough Questions You Need to Ask Your Money Manager Today

3 Tough Questions You Need to Ask Your Money Manager Today

When was the last time you spoke to your money manager?

The Real Reason You Don't Understand Mutual Funds

The Real Reason You Don't Understand Mutual Funds

Most financial communication is designed not to shed light but to cast shade. And it is intentional; unseemly details can be hidden in complexity.