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Learn At Lunch: Blowing a Whistle: Rising to a Challenge in a Risky World

Event Code: LAL201905 CPE Hours: 1 CPE Hour in Ethics
Event Start Date: May 09, 2019 Event End Date: May 09, 2019
Time: 12.00 PM - 12.30 PM for Lunch. 12.30 PM - 1.30 PM for the Talk Registration Deadline: May 05, 2019
Venue : IIA Singapore's New Office 137 Telok Ayer Street #04-03, Singapore 068602
Lunch Provided: Yes Tea Break: No
Event Overview:


You might one day need to be a whistleblower. On 26 March 2019, two whistleblowers were awarded US$50 million as they provided information that helped the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) win a US$267 million settlement with JP Morgan Chase & Co. over claims that the bank failed to inform wealthy clients of conflicts of interest in managing their money.

“Blowing the whistle is rarely easy, and it certainly hasn’t been for my client, but this historic SEC whistleblower award and related enforcement action reaffirms that doing the right thing pays,” Jordan Thomas, the whistleblower lawyer, said in a statement. Thomas said his client is a JPMorgan executive.

“Whistleblowers like those being awarded today may be the source of ‘smoking gun’ evidence and indispensable assistance that strengthens the agency’s ability to protect investors and the capital markets,” said Jane Norberg, chief of the SEC’s whistleblower office.

This fun and captivating Learn at Lunch talk will trace the contrasting tales of whistleblowers and hopefully prepare you before you blow the whistle.

The Speaker will present some mind-blowing real-life illustrations, short case examples with role plays, fun facts and ethical dilemmas faced by employees to help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

You will gain some first-hand knowledge and insights into: 

1. Sherron Watkins vs Enron - The Fraud that Woke Up the World;
2. Matthew Lee vs Lehman Brothers – The World’s Record Holder in Bankruptcy; and
3. Harry Markopolos vs Bernie Madoff – The World’s Largest Swindler.

The talk will conclude with a fun quiz ‘Who Wants to be a Whistleblower’.

All participants will receive 1 CPE hour in Ethics.

About the Speaker

Mr. Sarjit Singh
Executive Chairman

Recognised by NTU as a financial industry talent, Sarjit Singh was the winner of the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award in 2012. Sarjit has built an extensive career in risk assurance and advisory, including 16 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sarjit leads the Risk and Governance practice at Ardent. He has an extensive experience in a broad range of assurance and advisory services including statutory audits, corporate governance, risk assurance, internal audit, financial due diligence and regulatory advice.

Prior to Ardent, Sarjit was the CFO of AIA Singapore and Aviva Asia. He was responsible for formulating and implementing the financial, investment and commercial strategies for AIA Singapore and Aviva's diverse businesses in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region respectively.

Sarjit was appointed by the Singapore government in 2016 to serve on the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) - Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services.

Sarjit is presently serving as the Chairman of the Singapore Accountancy Commission’s Chartered Accountancy Learning and Assessment Committee – Foundation Programme. He is also a Member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Sarjit was conferred the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2011 and the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2007 by the President of the Republic of Singapore in recognition of his contributions to the nation.


Fees: S$20 for members and S$40 for non-members (light lunch will be included).

You can utilise the training credits which will expire on 31 May 2019 for this event. Please contact to verify the availability of your training credits.

^Not valid for use with training credits.

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