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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Overseas whistleblower awarded $4 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded an overseas whistleblower $4 million for “extensive assistance” resulting in a successful action, the agency said Monday. 

Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower Jane Norberg said, “Whistleblowers, whether they are located in the United States or abroad, provide a valuable service to investors and help us stop wrongdoing.”

“This award recognizes the continued, important assistance provided by the whistleblower throughout the course of the investigation,” Norberg said. 

In Monday’s order (pdf), the SEC said the outcome of the action was a direct result of the whistleblower’s tip. 

The SEC didn’t specify the citizenship of the whistleblower. 

Last year, a foreign national working outside the United States was awarded $4.1 million for providing information on “a widespread, multi-year securities law violation.”

In 2014, the SEC awarded an overseas whistleblower $30 million.… Continue Reading

SEC awards two whistleblowers $54 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $39 million to one whistleblower Thursday and $15 million to another in the same case for information that helped the agency “bring an important enforcement action.” 

The $39 million award is the second-biggest payout under the SEC whistleblower program.… Continue Reading

CFTC awards whistleblower $30 million

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced an award of $30 million to a whistleblower Thursday, the biggest award ever under the CFTC’s whistleblower program.

The agency said the whistleblower “voluntarily provided key original information that led to a successful enforcement action.”

No information was released about the whistleblower or the tip they provided.… Continue Reading

Barclays boss Staley fined $870,000 for trying to unmask whistleblower

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley was fined £642,430 ($871,000) by UK regulators Friday for trying to identify an anonymous whistleblower who made allegations about Staley’s role in recruiting another employee.

The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority said Staley failed to “act with due skill, care and diligence” by trying to hunt down the whistleblower.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox: Where are England’s whistleblowers?

The case of Barclays chief Jes Staley attempting to unmask an anonymous whistleblower came to an almost imperceptible and silent ending recently when the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority concluded that Staley’s actions were not done intentionally but apparently with some other, lesser standard.… Continue Reading

SEC whistleblower collects $2.2 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday awarded more than $2.2 million to a former company insider who first reported the information to another federal agency before taking it to the SEC.… Continue Reading

Alere whistleblower collects $5.6 million

A senior quality control analyst at Alere filed a qui tam lawsuit alleging the company’s testing and diagnostic devices for heart patients and others were unreliable.

Whistleblower Amanda Wu was awarded $5.6 million when Alere settled the allegations.… Continue Reading