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Glen Unicomb

  • Managing Director
  • T: +61 2 8247 8000
  • F: +61 2 8247 8099
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    • Level 15, 50 Pitt Street
    • Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • Australia
    • T: +61 2 8247 8000
    • F: +61 2 8247 8099
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Glen Unicomb is a Managing Director in the Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services practice of FTI Consulting, and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Mr. Unicomb is a forensic accountant with more than 35 years of regulatory experience in senior executive roles at Australia’s corporate regulator (“ASIC”) and specialist forensic advisory firms. Mr. Unicomb has a deep specialisation in regulatory issues in the financial services sector. Mr. Unicomb has been responsible for the negotiation and imposition of monitoring orders on corporations and individuals. He has also been appointed by Australian and foreign regulators as an independent expert to monitor compliance with regulator-imposed licence conditions in relation to several global financial institutions.

Given his unique regulatory perspective, Mr. Unicomb is able to provide clients with strategic, yet practical advice in effectively responding to regulatory investigations and actions. Mr. Unicomb also assists clients in mitigating regulatory, reputational and financial risks by drawing on his extensive experience in assessing, enhancing and monitoring frameworks for the purposes of governance, risk management and compliance.

Mr. Unicomb has investigated and litigated some of Australia’s most high profile cases. He is a noted expert in assisting clients to investigate allegations of accounting manipulation, fraud and corruption, conflicts of interest, market misconduct and other regulatory breaches involving breakdowns in risk management and governance frameworks.

Examples of the significant matters Mr. Unicomb has been responsible for include:

  • Leader of the investigation and litigation following the AU$5.6 billion collapse of the HIH Group of companies, which was the second largest insurer in Australia. The investigation resulted in eight former HIH officers being given jail sentences.
  • Headed up the James Hardie investigation and litigation involving AU$1.9 billion which culminated in the High Court of Australia handing down a landmark decision regarding the responsibilities of executive and non-executive directors of Australian Securities Exchange listed companies.
  • Leader of the Trio Capital investigation involving the largest pension fund fraud in Australia’s history. The investment manager of the fund targeted for the fraud was sentenced to jail.
  • As independent compliance expert, led a review of a global bank’s financial services licensees’ compliance with licence conditions imposed by Australia’s corporate regulator.
  • Statutory appointment as Inspector by a foreign regulator to conduct a regulatory compliance investigation of a global bank’s US$20 billion pension fund.

Mr. Unicomb has published articles on strategic engagement with regulators and has spoken at numerous conferences concerning topical regulatory issues.

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