The Securities and Exchange Commission’s awards to whistleblowers have surpassed $130 million for
tips that led to successful enforcement actions since the program’s inception in 2011.
The whistleblower program was established by Congress to incentivize whistleblowers with specific, timely and credible information about federal securities laws violations to report to the SEC.
Whistleblower tips have also been submitted by individuals in 95 foreign countries between fiscal years 2011 and 2015. The top five were the United Kingdom (291), Canada (216), China (164), India (153), and Australia (97). This chart includes data from the date the whistleblower rules became effective on August 12, 2011, through the end of fiscal year 2015.
Modified: Nov. 10, 2016