Roundtable C: Whistle-blowing in the financial services sector (AM)


Regulators have been keen to encourage more people to come forward after a series of scandals — such as the rigging of interbank lending rates and foreign exchange benchmarks — damaged the financial services industry’s reputation. But do the protections, lack of rewards and subsequent prosecutions (if any) make it worthwhile for the whistleblower?

This session will discuss in-house whistleblowing systems, how to ensure they are being used and what steps should be taken upon receiving a whistleblower complaint, and why are these initial steps important. This session will also consider how relevant the motive of the whistleblower is (or should be) in a whistleblowing context.