IBM, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A Personal Pension?
The internal auditor for this Fortune 100 Company raised kickback allegations involving someone in management responsible in Europe for investments made with the company’s pension fund. Counsel retained me to conduct an investigation in the Netherlands. When company documents were examined, it became apparent that these allegations had been raised without considering alternative explanations and situations that, in the end, did answer the issues. However, to be safe, the investigation was extended to include meetings with certain brokers used extensively by the pension director. There was no foundation for the allegations.