Investigations & Monitorships
How we can help
When organisations face allegations of wrongdoing from a whistleblower or inquiries from regulators, a rapid and appropriately tailored response is critical. FTI Consulting supports clients (boards of directors, executive management, in-house counsel, legal team, ethics & compliance team, audit team and law firms) through every step of an investigation. This includes responding to an incident, uncovering critical facts, communicating with regulators, engaging in remediation efforts, and, ultimately, meeting the requirements of a settlement agreement and repairing reputational damage. Our clients rely on us in investigations involving allegations of corporate fraud and misconduct, money laundering, bribery and corruption, trade sanction violations and other regulatory issues.
Our investigation strategies withstand stringent scrutiny by regulators and enforcement agencies. We leverage market-leading technologies to provide investigative insights into crucial electronic records and communications that identify root causes of misconduct. Then we apply what is learned to strengthen ethics and compliance programmes, and the controls underlying them, to avoid a recurrence. Learn more
Accounting Advisory & Restatements
Organisations in every sector face complex accounting and reporting issues that can significantly impact the...
Organisations in every sector face complex accounting and reporting issues that can significantly impact the business. For expert support in all accounting and financial reporting areas, many of the world’s top organisations and institutions seek our advice. Our experienced global team of technical accountants assists clients with the most complex accounting, financial reporting and regulatory matters. Our goal is to react quickly, efficiently and confidently to restore and maintain the credibility of the organisation’s financial reporting.
Clients rely on us to resolve matters with minimum disruption to their businesses, and to help them avoid recurrences by recommending appropriate remediation. When potential restatements or irregularities arise, our proven methodologies enable us to efficiently gather facts, interview all parties, reconstruct corporate books, analyse issues and assess claims. We also prepare reports and presentations that stand up to regulatory and judicial scrutiny.
Anti-Money Laundering Response
Today, organisations face unprecedented scrutiny and pressure in the global war on money laundering and terrorist...
Today, organisations face unprecedented scrutiny and pressure in the global war on money laundering and terrorist financing. Often, investigations are unavoidable, whether initiated internally by a compliance group or internal auditor, or externally by regulators or other governing bodies. Global clients rely on our investigative services and customised solutions in response to anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions and financial crimes. Law firms, regulators and financial institutions engage us as a trusted, independent partner to launch end-to-end investigations and bring them to successful conclusions.
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Response
The growing complexity and effectiveness of globally coordinated anticorruption regulatory enforcement requires...
The growing complexity and effectiveness of globally coordinated anticorruption regulatory enforcement requires organisations to develop effective investigative protocols. Such protocols enable organisations to gauge the scope and severity of potential non-compliance when concerns arise. Organisations that deftly understand and responsibly remediate instances of misconduct have more productive outcomes, both internally and with regulators. Such remedial measures can include the creation, installation and monitoring of corporate compliance and governance programmes. We help organisations avoid violations and, when non-compliance events are suspected, assist them and their counsel in conducting fact-finding investigations utilising investigative protocols, tools and techniques.
Corporate Risk & Investigations
If corporate risks materialise, they can significantly impact on an organisation’s operations and lead...
If corporate risks materialise, they can significantly impact on an organisation’s operations and lead to costly business disruption. Corporate risks involving allegations of improper business conduct often result in the need to conduct an internal investigation. Leading companies, law firms and enforcement agencies around the globe rely on FTI Consulting as a trusted, independent partner to assist in responding to allegations, conducting investigations, managing collateral consequences to corporate reputation and mitigating the financial impact. Our senior expert team designs and executes practical investigative strategies, utilising advanced technologies to gather and analyse facts in order to bring a corporate investigation to a successful conclusion.
Global organisations must provide data in international jurisdictions for regulatory requests, discovery and...
Global organisations must provide data in international jurisdictions for regulatory requests, discovery and investigations. Complex problems often arise, including data privacy issues, security concerns, language and cultural barriers, and logistical challenges. When facing legal or regulatory issues with international implications, having a partner that understands the legal landscape is a significant advantage. For decades, we have been a trusted, independent partner for many of the world’s top law firms and multinational corporations. Our cross-border teams have extensive experience with local jurisdictions and can assist clients with seemingly overwhelming challenges.
With offices in every major geographic region, our established teams are on the ground wherever a matter occurs, ready to act. Like many of our clients, we maintain secure data centres in multiple countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, the UAE, China and Australia. We can quickly deploy professionals anywhere in the world to conduct complete investigations, from collection through analysis and production.
Our senior practitioners have deep expertise in working with local data privacy laws, statutes and even state secrecy regulations. Clients continually rely on our multidisciplinary teams when they need to address laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which they do business. Our practitioners, who include lawyers qualified in the regions where data resides, are fluent in more than 30 languages and dialects, and are also well versed in jurisdictions’ legal principles and customs.
Export Controls, Sanctions & Trade
Most global organisations have to contend with export controls, sanctions and trade-related risks.
Most global organisations have to contend with export controls, sanctions and trade-related risks. To stay current with regulatory requirements and prevent or resolve issues relating to export controls and sanctions, many of the world’s top law firms and financial institutions, and half of the Global 100 companies, partner with our firm. They leverage our decades of experience in government enforcement and in-house risk and compliance, as well as our global footprint. We help them navigate the complexity of export controls and sanctions compliance by distilling these complex issues into manageable, actionable and auditable internal controls.
Financial Regulatory Response
More and more, global financial institutions are being scrutinised by regulatory agencies for matters involving...
More and more, global financial institutions are being scrutinised by regulatory agencies for matters involving non-financial regulatory reporting, allegations of malfeasance in financial transactions, and issues arising while executing complex customer remediation programmes. These matters and investigations can originate with a regulator, whistleblower, employee, internal group or the press, and require a quick response to protect corporate operations and reputation. Often, internal investigations must be conducted. Organisations, external counsels and regulators call on FTI Consulting as a trusted, independent partner to manage current investigations and to institute compliance and governance programmes that proactively prevent future ones.
Clients and their legal advisors have called on us to help resolve some of the world’s most high-profile cases, and we have helped to successfully resolve numerous regulatory matters. Our global scale, reach and presence enable us to cover complex asset searches in multiple jurisdictions. We deploy teams anywhere in the world, offering our clients multilingual capabilities, familiarity with different countries’ business practices and customs, and in-house investigative abilities to conduct on-the-ground inquiries. Our personalised client services are directly engaged on each project.
Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation
Global organisations face vast regulatory, economic and legal challenges.
Global organisations face vast regulatory, economic and legal challenges. Major disruptive events lead to organisational uncertainty and instability. Changing business models, restructurings and downsizings, and other corporate events often result in pressures on employees that may lead to fraud or misconduct. Organisations engage us to address allegations regarding accounting improprieties, conflicts of interest, misappropriation of assets, and circumvention of regulations. Our team of forensic accountants, financial experts, data analysts, statisticians, technology and security professionals, and business intelligence experts sifts through complex data and applies proven investigative and forensic accounting methods to support clients or to act as independent investigator.
Organisations of every size in every industry are subject to regulatory settlements that may require an independent...
Organisations of every size in every industry are subject to regulatory settlements that may require an independent monitor. Government regulatory agencies frequently need to appoint an integrity monitor to verify an organisation’s compliance with the terms of a settlement. For decades, our firm’s integrated global team of senior compliance experts and industry specialists has assisted monitors or served as an independent monitor in these matters. We also proactively evaluate, enhance and monitor the effectiveness of compliance programmes for global organisations across all industries and sectors.
Our global team’s wealth of monitoring experience combines seamlessly with our international resources and extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance and investigations, without the restriction of auditor independence, member firm obstacles or conflicts of interest. A proven approach, backed by a track record of successful execution, enables the team to cost-effectively satisfy each client’s compliance and monitoring needs. We help the client fulfil its legal and compliance remediation obligations under the monitoring agreement, all with the highest degree of professionalism.