Monthly Archives: March 2013

State of Illinois

Source Article from http://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2013/33-9389.pdf

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Ranieri Partners LLC and Donald W. Phillips

Source Article from http://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2013/34-69091.pdf

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William M. Stephens

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SEC Nails Illinois For Misleading Pension Disclosures In Municipal Bond Offerings

Nashville Pension Bails on Bonds, Piles on Risk Edward “Ted” Siedle Contributor How One Florida County Built A Better 457 Retirement Plan For Its Workers Edward “Ted” Siedle Contributor The Securities and Exchange Commission today finally charged the State of … Continue reading

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Nashville Pension Bails On Bonds, Piles On Risk

There’s nothing more discouraging than seeing a municipal employee pension that’s cleaned up its act revert to bad behavior. All-too-often, in my experience, this is precisely what happens– usually within 3 to 5 years of the fix. Absent eternal vigilance, powerful … Continue reading

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PBGC Should Investigate Causes of Pension Failures

In September, 2009, the US Airline Pilots Assocation filed a lawsuit against the  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a federal agency created to protect private pensions, demanding that the agency investigate allegations of apparent wrongdoing related to the failed pilots’ pension plan. USAPA’s lawsuit against the PBGC is scheduled … Continue reading

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How One Florida County Built A Better 457 Retirement Plan For Its Workers

If you’re a state or local government worker investing in what is commonly referred to as a 457 deferred compensation retirement plan, or an employer sponsoring such a plan, you could learn a lot from the Office of the Comptroller of … Continue reading

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IBM 401(k) Participants Need Their Own “Shadow” Fiduciary to Guard Retirement Benefits

IBM Leader in Gutting 401(k)s Edward “Ted” Siedle Contributor 26 images Photos: The Best Places For A Working Retirement In 2013 What To Do If Your Pension Is Frozen Or You’re Offered A Lump Sum Ashlea Ebeling Forbes Staff 11 … Continue reading

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Illinois Bar Association: Non-Attorney Representatives in FINRA Arbitrations Are Practicing Law

« Oppenheimer Advisers Settles Charges of Misleading Investors about Valuation and Performance | Main March 11, 2013 Illinois Bar Association: Non-Attorney Representatives in FINRA Arbitrations Are Practicing Law The Illinois State Bar Association recently issued an opinion stating that a … Continue reading

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Oppenheimer Advisers Settles Charges of Misleading Investors about Valuation and Performance

« Illinois Settles SEC Charges of Misleading Pension Disclosures | Main | Illinois Bar Association: Non-Attorney Representatives in FINRA Arbitrations Are Practicing Law » March 11, 2013 Oppenheimer Advisers Settles Charges of Misleading Investors about Valuation and Performance The SEC charged … Continue reading

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