Was Madoff a Ponzi?
Dec. 11, 2012 marked the four-year anniversary of when Bernard Madoff’s multi-billion dollar heist was exposed.
Madoff Whistleblower Markopolos Slams Banks Over Pension Fund Fees
Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos is back in the news, this time taking on the banking sector over the fees they charge in retirement plans.
Probe of Banks Overcharging Pension Plans Widens
State attorneys general in California, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida broadened their investigations into whistleblower allegations that public pension funds in the U.S. were overcharged for currency conversion by tens of millions of dollars.
Annuity Analytics: AXA Equitable Retirement Cornerstone
PRODUCT REVIEW Last month I addressed a variable annuity that protects retirees against the dreaded risk of inflation by offering a guaranteed payout rate linked...
Editor's Note: Another Modest Proposal
Harry Markopolos, one of our 30 most influential people in the independent advice business over the past 30 years that Investment Advisor has been published...
Thirty for Thirty
We present for your consideration 30 individuals who over the past 30 years--the period in which Investment Advisor has been serving independent and independent-minded advisors--have...
In Exclusive Interview, Harry Markopolos Warns Against Off-Balance Sheet Accounting as Geithner, Schapiro Testify Before Congress on Lehman
Markopolos says final reform bill must eliminate off-balance sheet accounting
The Affluentialist: The Next Case of Madoff Disease
Even shrewd clients and professionals are susceptible to Madoff disease--that seemingly inexplicable investment flu that stuns its victims into becoming non-questioning believers despite the warning...
The Perfect Ponzi
At the time of this writing, the Bernie Madoff story is the most popular topic in America. A quick Google search reveals countless newspaper, magazine,...