Episode 87 – Featuring Dr. Kenneth Lehn

Want to Take Your Investment Portfolio To the Next Level?  Try Private Equity (….But Be Sure To Listen To This Week’s Show First!)

If you’ve checked out Raja’s  three-step plan for financial success on our new and improved website for The Raja Show, you’ll note the importance of having a strong investment portfolio.

But for many adventurous investors, especially those looking for a challenging, yet potentially lucrative ROI, they tend to take the private equity route, investing in a share of a company they feel could be the next Apple, Google, or Facebook.

But when examining a company’s potential for success, investors finding themselves asking a simple question:

“How much is this company actually worth?”

This answer to this particular questions drives the next step action in a variety of ways.  How much does it cost to invest in x percent of the company?  How much of a piece will my allocated budget afford me?  Given the company’s current trajectory, how will this number change going forward?

Fact is, company valuation is often one of the trickiest paths that investors have to navigate when looking at a company’s current and future performance.

Thankfully for these investors, Kenneth Lehn is here to help.

The Samuel A McCullough Professor of Finance at the University of Pittsburgh, and former Chief Economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is one of the foremost authorities in the world when it comes to corporate finance and company valuation.  The companies that have called on Ken’s wisdom and experience to guide them through turbulent economic waters reads like a “Who’s Who” of American business giants, from the Walt Disney Corporation and Proctor and Gamble to the National Hockey League and J.P. Morgan Chase.

And on this edition of “The Raja Show”, Kenneth Lehn shares that wisdom with you, as he will be Raja’s featured guest on the show. You won’t want to miss Kenneth’s insights, not only in the areas of corporate finance and valuation, but in the overall state of the American economy.  While some key metrics appear to be on the rise, are these trends here to stay, are we bracing for a bigger fall than ever before?