The idea for the "Vetting Board" came to me after watching the 2008 presidential campaign with respect to information uncovered during the vice presidential vetting process. It occurred to me that many investors know little about the biographies and histories of corporate principals and might benefit from a close examination of the public records and Internet resources. In my experience, certain dedicated investors frequently have a wealth of factual and anecdotal evidence about the individuals associated with public companies in which they are or were invested, and it is my belief this intimate knowledge might prove valuable to the investment community at large. With that idea in mind, I am starting this board. To be fair, honest, and legal, all purported factual information should be referenced with appropriate documentation and/or links, and anecdotal information should be clearly stated to be just that.
Factual: Of or characterised by or consisting of facts
Anecdotal Evidence: An informal form of hearsay obtained from random sources and having no legal basis