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Chris Tobe

Chartered Financial Analyst

Chris Tobe, CFA, CAIA is a financial expert for Piacentile, Stefanowski & Malherbe LLP. (PSM) d/b/a Whistleblowers International

Tobe is a national expert on excessive fees & risks in retirement plan investments. He has advised on over 70 ERISA class action legal cases on behalf of investors who have lost money through risky and/or high-fee investments and will assist PSM to take a leadership role.

Tobe is a Global leader on Transparency in investments. awarded the US Transparency award by the London-based Transparency Task Force in 2019.

He has written 4 books and dozens of articles on transparency, excessive fees & political corruption in investments. His books “Kentucky Fried Pensions” and "Kentucky Fried Pensions: Worse than Detroit Edition" chronicle his findings as a Trustee Whistleblower mainly to the SEC, but also CFTC and IRS complaints as well. He also currently serves as Chief Investment Officer for a minority woman-owned pension consulting firm out of New Orleans the Hackett Robertson Tobe group


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • MBA in Finance & Accounting 1986
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
    • BA in Economics & History 1984
  • CFA Charter, Charlottsville, VA 1990
  • CAIA Charter, Boston, MA, 2008
  • Harvard Law School
    • Program for Advanced Trustee Studies 2010
  • Stanford Law School
    • Fiduciary College 2011


  • CFA certificate in ESG investing
  • CAIA certificate in Private Debt.


  • Kentucky Retirement Systems
    • Trustee of $17 billion plan 2008-2012
  • Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation
    • Investment Committee member 2001- 2021