This Week in Intelligent Investing

SPECIAL: Mike ”@nongaap” Puangmalai on the Role of Deep Corporate Governance Analysis in an Investment Process

June 11, 2022

In this special episode, Mike "@nongaap" Puangmalai, Resident Artist at WCM Investment Management, joins Phil and Elliot to share the origin story behind his insights into corporate governance, which led to the "Dark Arts" series and an investment process built around analyzing corporate governance. Mike shares some of the secrets he learned from rigorous proxy analysis, his thoughts on the maturation cycle of recently public companies, and the one most valuable trick investors can deploy today to decipher whether a management team is truly aligned with investors.

Enjoy the conversation!


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About the Co-Hosts:

Elliot Turner is a co-founder and Managing Partner, CIO at RGA Investment Advisors, LLC. RGA Investment Advisors runs a long-term, low turnover, growth at a reasonable price investment strategy seeking out global opportunities. Elliot focuses on discovering and analyzing long-term, high quality investment opportunities and strategic portfolio management. Prior to joining RGA, Elliot managed portfolios at at AustinWeston Asset Management LLC, Chimera Securities and T3 Capital. Elliot holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation as well as a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School.. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University where he double majored in Political Science and Philosophy.

Philip Ordway is Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager of Anabatic Fund, L.P. Previously, Philip was a partner at Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners (CFIP). At CFIP, which he joined in 2007, Philip was responsible for investments across the capital structure in various industries. Prior to joining CFIP, Philip was an analyst in structured corporate finance with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. from 2002 to 2005. Philip earned his B.S. in Education & Social Policy and Economics from Northwestern University in 2002 and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2007, where he now serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Finance Department.

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