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High-Risk and High-Fee Exposure for Public Employees

A recent New York Times article (“Behind Private Equity’s Curtain,” October 18, 2014), has exposed the all too often insidious relationship between public pension funds and the private equity firms that are entrusted with the financial retirement security of hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public employees.

Unfortunately, private equity firms, which are currently estimated to manage $3.5 trillion of assets, have recently underperformed the broad stock market indices and, according to the New York Times article, have intentionally concealed from the public many of the terms and fees that are associated with the investment of their retirement assets as well as the fact that private equity investments are “the highest-risk, highest-fee products ever devised by Wall Street.”

If you are an institutional or public employee pension fund employee who has any concerns about your retirement or non-retirement accounts, please contact us for a no-cost and no-obligation evaluation of your specific facts and circumstances. You may have a viable claim for recovery of your investment losses by filing an individual securities arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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