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investigations of pension fraud, money management abuse, wrongdoing, securities brokerages, pension investment consultants, unethical business practices, benchmark alert, institutional investors, plan sponsors
 
investigations of pension fraud, money management abuse, wrongdoing, securities brokerages, pension investment consultants, unethical business practices, benchmark alert, institutional investors, plan sponsors
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California Pension Fund Hopes Riskier Bets Will Restore Its Health, New York Times, July 24, 2009

Investment Management: Meeting the Noble Challenges of Funding Pensions, Deficits, and Growth, Wagner, Wayne H. / Rieves, Ralph A. (editors), Wiley Finance Editions, August 2009

Big Fraud Cases Put Focus on Disclosure, Investment News, June 28, 2009

For Former Labor Trustees, an Unregulated Role in Pension Fund Management, City Hall, May 11, 2009

Interview with Edward (Ted) Siedle, The Index Investing Show, United Press International, May 9, 2009

Subpoena in pension fund probe puts spotlight on Sacramento lobbyist, LA Times, May 7, 2009

N.Y. Takes Aim at Pension Agents, Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2009

Pensions Begin Pushing for Hedge Fund Changes, fundfire.com, April 16, 2009

Public Pension Managers Rethink Hedge Fund Ties, New York Times, April 15, 2009

Madoff Scandal Casts Light on Investment Advisers, New York Times, April 6, 2009

Town Files Pension Lawsuit, Fairfieldminuteman.com, April 2, 2009

Lawsuit Targets Madoff Associates, The Southport Globe, March 31, 2009

Judge Freezes Madoff Assets, Forbes, March 31, 2009

City vs. Brokers - Pension boards set sights on Merrill Lynch, Pensacola News Journal, March 29, 2009

Clients are being steered into prime money funds, Investment News, March 22, 2009 Are Too Generous Pension Plans a 'Prescription for Disaster, Florida Trend Magazine, March 2009

Palm Beach Money Manager Investigations; Benchmark Financial Services Files Suit Against FINRA, Free Press Release, January 27, 2009

Schapiro, FINRA Head And Obama's SEC Chair Selection Head To D.C. Tomorrow, Registered Rep, January 14, 2009

S.E.C. Choice Is Sued Over a Merger of Regulators, New York Times, January 11, 2009 Obama's market cop caught hiding the truth, Bloomberg News, January 4, 2009.

Madoff Educational Record Sketchy, hedgefund.net, December 2008

Interview with Edward (Ted) Siedle, archived in The Index Investing Show, August 23, 2008

Wall Street Turf Wars: SEC Versus Fed, Registered Rep, July 24, 2008

Merrill Shuts Down Florida Consulting Biz, fundfire.com, May 15, 2008

Citizens at eye of storm over state investment pool, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, January 13, 2008

Merrill Closing Florida Consulting Practice, Money Management Letter

Alaska suing Mercer, seeking $1.8 bln damages, Reuters, December 6, 2007

Where Was Jeb, Forbes, November 30, 2007

Adviser Firm on Pensions Is Rebuked, New York Times, September 21, 2007

Merrill Consulting Violated Regs, Says SEC, fundfire.com, November 2, 2007

Smith Barney Faces Suit from Fla. Pension, fundfire.com, June 25, 2007

Parsky's Party, East Bay Express, May 9, 2007

Merrill Under Fire from Florida Pensions, fundfire.com, November 2, 2006

Smith Barney May Owe Fla. Pension Damages, fundfire.com, July 18, 2006

How to check a broker's background, Boston Globe, July 16, 2006

Fla. Pension Plays Down Smith Barney Errors, fundfire.com, June 23, 2006

Smith Barney Misreported Fees to Fla. Plan, fundfire.com, June 22, 2006

Fla. Pension Threatens to Axe Smith Barney, fundfire.com, May 23, 2006

Morgan Stanley Settles Chattanooga Suit, fundfire.com, March 24, 2006

Profit With Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism, Daniel Yankelovich, Yale University Press, April 2006

Bureau stuck with firm despite SEC inquiry, Toledo Blade, 2005

Florida Pension to Grill Smith Barney, fundfire.com, Decembe r 2, 2005

Colorado Board Travel Questioned, fundfire.com, August 16, 2005

United Pension Default Raises Questions, fundfire.com, August 1, 2005

Union Seeks Probe Of United Pension Managers, fundfire.com, June 23, 2005

Costly Lesson, Forbes, April 25, 2005 Louisiana Takes Lead On Pay-To-Play Issues, fundfire.com, March 31, 2005

Chicago Teachers Rejects Mercer Audit, fundfire.com, March 28, 2005

Chicago Pension Fund To Decide On Mercer Review, fundfire.com, March 17, 2005

Impatient Plans Turn Up Heat On Consultants, fundfire.com, February 17, 2005

Conflicting Interests, Human Resource Executive Online, August 2004

Benchmark Financial Forms Center for Investment Management Investigations (CIMI), benefitslink.com, June 22, 2004

Benchmark Financial Forms Center for Investment Management Investigations (CIMI), benefitslink.com, June 22, 2004

Morningstar Has Received A Subpoena From Spitzer, New York Times, December 16, 2004.

How Consultants Can Retire On Your Pension, New York Times, December 12, 2004.

Teamsters Find Pensions At Risk, New York Times, November 15, 2004.

The Secret World of Marsh Mac, BusinessWeek, November 1, 2004

Who Loses The Most At Marsh? Its Workers, New York Times, October 24, 2004.

Insurance Scandal Jolts Industry But Devastates Workers, New York Times, October 20, 2004.

Consultant Critic Forms Investigative Group, fundfire.com, June 23, 2004

SEC Inquiry To Encompass 401k Plans, New York Times, July 7, 2004.

Fund Manager Is Said To Face SEC Inquiry, New York Times, June 29, 2004.

Callan, Mercer Hit Back At 'One-Sided' Press, fundfire.com, April 29, 2004

Chattanooga Investigates Conflicts With UBS And Morgan Stanley, fundfire.com, April 23, 2004

Spitzer Sniffs Around Consultant Conflicts, fundfire.com, April 7, 2004

SEC Mutual Fund Inquiry Widens To Include Wellington, New York Times, May 26, 2004.

Hat Trick: A Third Unit Of Marsh Under Fire, New York Times, May 2, 2004.

Consultant Probe Sparks Biz For Ex-SEC Lawyer, fundfire.com, March 17, 2004

Bitter Callan Dispute Fueled Consultant Critic, fundfire.com, March 16, 2004

Political Money Said To Sway Pension Investments, New York Times, February 10, 2004.

Penn. Lawsuit Highlights Pay-to-Pla y Issues, fundfire.com, February 10, 2004

Lawyers Hold Fire on Consultants ?? For Now, fundfire.com, January 26, 2004

SEC Consultant Probe May Impact Disclosure, Fees, fundfire.com, January 14, 2004

Inside Putnam: Reform or Damage Control? New York Times, December 7, 2003.

Who's Watching Your Fund Manager? New York Times, September 14, 2003.

Nashville Puts Manager Fees Under Microscope, fundfire.com, January 13, 2003.

Revealing Manager Fees, Pensions & Investments, January 6, 2003.


Court Says NASD May Shield Bad Brokers, Investment Management Weekly, December 16, 2002.

NASD Wins Legal Battle Against Publisher, Mutual Fund Market News, December 16, 2002.

NASD Wins Against Publisher Of Its Data, On Wall Street, December 2002.

Conflict Of Interest Or Politics As Usual, Plan Sponsor Magazine, November 2002.

Insulated System Keeps Brokers Protected, Critics Say, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 24, 2002.

Pension Trustees Going To School, Chicago Tribune, November 2, 2002.

The Seamy Side of Pensions, Fortune, August 12, 2002.

How Wall Street Protects Bad Brokers, Bloomberg Markets, July 2002.

NASD Disciplinary Records Incomplete, New York Law Journal, June 6, 2002.

Marketplace Radio Interview, National Public Radio, June 5, 2002.

Broker-Attorney-Publisher Sues NASD Over Data, On Wall Street, June 2002.

How Much Do Brokers Have To Hide, Fortune, May 16, 2002.

PaineWebber Settles Pension Fund Dispute With Nashville, New York Times, April 4, 2002.

PaineWebber Settles Over Consulting Fees, fundfire.com, April 4, 2002


"Tell All" Book On Brokers Gets NASD's Thumb, Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2002.

The Pension Detective, Plan Sponsor Magazine, November 2001.

Show Me The Money, Plan Sponsor Magazine, November 2001.

The Happy World of Hedge Funds, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, November 2001.

Hedging On Hedge Funds, On Wall Street, August 2001.

Hedge Fund Fraud Creates New Biz,? June 22, 2001.

Old Boys Network Reigns, Jackson Says, Traders Magazine, March 2001.

Levitt's Legacy is Praised and Attacked, Mutual Fund Market News, February 19, 2001.

Sunshine? SEC More of a Sunblock, Investment News, January 15, 2001.

Hedging Their Bets - Fund groups offer vehicles once meant only for the rich, are there dangers? Barron's, January 1, 2001.

Laws Protect Fund Managers, Not Investors, Investment News, September 11, 2000.

Inside One Broker's Job-Hopping Odyssey, Investment News, September 4, 2000.

Options Can Bite When Managers Go For The Door, Investment News, August 21, 2000.

Venture Capital Caveats, Pensions & Investments, August 21, 2000.

Divided Loyalties: Fairness Can be Tested When Fund Managers Run Hedge Funds,? June 21, 2000.

Investigating Abuses, Siedle: Sam Spade of Money Management, Pensions & Investments, April 17, 2000.

The Check's Not In The Mail, Invesco Reveals,? April 7, 2000.

Mutual Fund Investors Should Know: New SEC Amendments Help Fund Managers, Pensions & Investments, September 20, 1999.

Funds Urged to Air Personal Trades of Staff, Investment News, December 1, 1998.

Siedle vs. Putnam: Whistleblower's Revenge? Institutional Investor, July 1998.

Letters to the Editor, Pensions & Investments, May 18, 1998.

Commission Option Giving CPA-Salespeople Sex Appeal, Investment News, February 23, 1998.

Brabash Named Fund Leader of the Year, Fund Action, January 12, 1998.

Texaco Likely To Tap Minority Managers, Pensions & Investments, November 25, 1997.

Consultant Plan Gets Backing, Pensions & Investments, October 13, 1997.

DOL To Hear From Industry On Soft Dollars; Policy Changes Looming, Money Management Letter, July 14, 1997.

SEC Soft Dollar Probe Finds Widespread Abuses, Investment Dealer's Digest, March 17, 1997.

Anvil Sold to Sherwood, Securities Pro, March, 1997.

Broker Sells Off Recapture Firm, Pensions & Investments, February 3, 1997.

WR Lazard Agrees To An Audit of Firm, Pensions & Investments, November 11, 1996.

Firm Gives Free Advice, Then Earns Huge Fee, Pensions & Investments, August 19, 1996.

Wedgewood Loses Clients; Performance, Turnover Cited, June 24, 1996.

Consultant Facing Trouble; Clients Scrutinizing Washington, Hackett, Poitevien, January 22, 1996.

Sponsors Look Closer At Consultant Sidelines, September 4, 1995.

Soft Dollars: Outside Parties Offer Alternative Plans, Dow Jones News, June 12, 1995.

Burnham Straddles Politics and Finance; A Study Of Connecticut's Treasurer, May 1, 1995.




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