INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION protects the confidentiality of those who make reports to it in good faith, whether the investigation substantiates the report or not. Requests for confidentiality by witnesses will be respected to the extent possible within the FUND RA’s Administration of Justice framework; however, witness confidentially may not be absolute.

Anonymous reports

Information received from anonymous sources will be assessed and may lead to an investigation. However, anonymous allegations are often more difficult to pursue as there may be no way for INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION to clarify the information provided or to ask questions. If you choose to remain anonymous, please provide as much detail as possible and also consider providing Investigations Division with a means to contact you if further information or clarification is needed - for example, consider providing us with a free web-based e-mail address (e.g. hotmail, yahoo or gmail) with an assumed name or alias that will allow you to retain your anonymity.

Malicious reporting

Reports of wrongdoing made with knowledge of their falsity or with wilful disregard of their truth or falsity shall constitute misconduct, for which disciplinary measures may be imposed.

How to report retaliation

Retaliation is any direct or indirect detrimental action recommended, threatened or taken against an individual who officially reported misconduct or otherwise cooperated with duly authorized audits or investigations. If established, retaliation constitutes misconduct which is subject to possible sanction. 

In accordance with Board of Director's Bulletin RA/IGB/2017/2, reports of retaliation are to be made to the Ethics Department which has a responsibility to undertake a preliminary review of the claim. If the Ethics Department determines that the claim has been made in good faith and that there is a prima facie case of retaliation, the Ethics Department will refer the matter to INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION for investigation.