Special Interview

Investigating Fraud and Corruption: Hidden in Plain Sight?

March 25, 2022 1:00pm

Cynthia O’Murchu
Financial Times (UK)

Mona Vaswani
Milbank LLP (UK)

This session provides a view into an investigative reporter’s approach to digging into (alleged) financial wrongdoing. Through use of open source investigation tools and public records, we can demonstrate that red flags are often hidden in plain sight. Case studies include investigations such as Greensill Capital or NMC Health.

The session will also discuss some tactics used by those investigated to obfuscate their dealings, including through attacks on journalists. We will also examine how loopholes in legislation hamper transparency.