FinTrU hosts third Lecture Series with special guests Bradley Birkenfeld and Prof. Kate Kenny


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On Thursday 8 March, Riddel Hall was packed out with guests looking forward to hearing the thoughts of high profile Whistleblower, Bradley Birkenfeld, who was awarded $104m by the IRS Whistleblower Office in 2012.

Prior to this, Birkenfeld spent 30 months in prison and was fined $30,000 after being incarcerated for abetting tax evasion by one of his clients. Six weeks after his parole he was awarded the record-breaking whistleblowing sum which secured his place in the Guinness World Records having received the highest ever amount given to a whistleblower.

Joining him on the panel was Kate Kenny, Professor in Management and Organisation Studies at Queen's University Belfast. Prof. Kenny has spent the past 10 years researching whistleblowing and has authored books on the subject.

With the Lecture Series being in its third year, FinTrU CEO Darragh McCarthy said "the purpose of this lecture series is to help make Belfast and Northern Ireland a thought leadership location in financial services."

Below is a summary of some of the talking points and a gallery of photos from the evening.

About FinTrU


Founded in December 2013, FinTrU is a multi-award winning financial services company that is committed to giving local talent the opportunity to work on a global stage with the largest international investment banks. FinTrU provides its clients with high quality, cost-effective, near-shore resourcing solutions. FinTrU’s products are: Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC, Operations and Consultancy. Its clients are all Tier 1 Investment Banks based in London, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Paris. FinTrU currently employs 330 staff at its two Belfast city centre offices and Derry/Londonderry.