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ValuFocus Investing: A Cash-Loving Contrarian Way to Invest in Stocks by William F. Mahoney, Rawley Thomas

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William F. Mahoney

William F. Mahoney is a veteran journalist, investor relations practitioner, and author. He spent 20 years as editor of Investor Relations Update, published by the National Investor Relations Institute, began and served as editor of Shareholder Value Magazine, and was co-founder of VI LLC, serving as the editor of Valuation Issues newsletter. He has written four books on investor relations and corporate governance. Two of his books were translated and published in Brazil, and one was translated and published in Japan. His 20-year corporate communications career combined work with public companies and as a consultant. He served in investor relations and corporate communications positions with Motorola, Unocal, Scott Paper, Esmark, Young & Rubicam, and Chemetron. He began his career as a reporter for the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel after graduating from Marquette University.

He also wrote Chapter 13, “Optimizing the Value of Investor Relations,” for Wiley's Valuation Handbook, Valuation Techniques from Today's Top Practitioners (2010).

Chapter 13 ties many of the chapters together into implications for the communications from firms to their investors. Most important, Bill recommends that investor relations professionals transform their role from a simple service public relation function to being the resident investment market expert. By deeply understanding investor behavior, the market, multifactor, quant, and DCF intrinsic value frameworks, investor relations develops ...

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