This Whistleblower Reporting sample form is intended to help an investment adviser firm internally document a supervising person’s “whistleblower” complaint.
The SEC encourages employees of investment advisers to be “whistleblowers” when they observe a securities law violation. In certain circumstances, the SEC awards a portion of the fees collected from an enforcement action to the whistleblower. This form provides a mechanism for employees to advance a complaint up to supervisory staff within their investment adviser firm as well as formally document the complaint.
Included with Gold and Platinum Packages. Initially posted in June, 2018.
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