Grand Forks Herald – From worrying about banks and a financial meltdown, investors are now wondering if they can trust the person investing their money.
In this year of shocks, investors were dealt another a little over a week ago. Someone considered one of the nation’s elite money managers, Bernard Madoff, reportedly confessed that he misled investors for years about the money they were making.
The $50 billion firm collapsed, allegedly wiping out funds of supposedly savvy investors – multimillionaires, colleges, foundations, brokerage firms and hedge funds. The clients, many of whom had done social gymnastics to get into his fund, may have nothing.
The situation serves as a reminder that investors need: Don’t take on a broker, adviser, money manager or hedge fund without thorough checking.