Siedle Whistleblower Forensics uses cutting-edge financial forensics, coupled with whistleblower insights, to investigate abuses in the money management industry. Since 1983, the firm has pioneered forensic investigations of asset management and has investigated in excess of $1 trillion globally.
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Siedle Whistleblower Forensics was founded by Edward "Ted"Siedle. Ted is an American attorney, investment banking and securities industry professional, and longtime Forbes writer.
The media has referred to him as "the Sam Spade of Money Management," “the Financial Watchdog” and "the Pension Detective." He was born Edward Ahmed Hamilton Siedle in Trinidad, British West Indies. Ted has lived in Trinidad, Venezuela, Panama, Peru, England, Uganda, Egypt and the United States.
Ted is the nation’s leading expert in forensic investigations of money managers and pensions, focusing upon excessive and hidden investment fees and risks, conflicts of interest and wrongdoing. He has investigated well-over $1 trillion in retirement plans. Prior investigations include the state of Rhode Island, state of North Carolina, the Alabama State Employees Pension, Wal-Mart, Cities of Nashville, Chattanooga and Jacksonville, Towns of Jupiter and Longboat Key, Caterpillar, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, John Deere, Bechtel, ABB, Edison, Shelby County, Tennessee, Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan, Sanford Bernstein, Banco Santander, US Airways Pilots Pension and New York State Teamsters Pension.
Ted was named as one of the 40 most influential people in the U.S. pension debate by Institutional Investor Magazine for 2014 and 2015.
In 2018, Ted secured the largest CFTC whistleblower award in history-- $30 million and in 2017, he secured the largest SEC whistleblower award-- $48 million—both related to a $367 million JP Morgan Chase settlement that charged the bank with failing to disclose certain conflicts of interest to some of its wealth management clients. In 2016, he obtained the first whistleblower award from the State of Indiana on behalf of a client.
He began his career in law with the SEC's Division of Investment Management, which regulates money managers and mutual funds; he later served as Legal Counsel and Director of Compliance to Putnam Investments, one of the largest international money management firms.
He has testified before the Senate Banking Committee regarding the mutual fund scandals and the Louisiana State Legislature regarding pension consultant conflicts of interest. He was a testifying expert in various Madoff litigations. Articles about him have appeared in publications including Time, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Institutional Investor. He widely lectures and has appeared on CNBC, Wall Street Week, and Bloomberg News.
For over 20 years he was a licensed General Securities Principal (Series 24); Financial and Operations Principal (Series 28); Municipal Securities Principal (Series 53); General Securities Representative (Series 7); State Securities Agent (Series 63) and Combined State (Series 66).
Ted is an active member of the Florida Bar and a retired member of the Massachusetts Bar.