The team is led by Carroll Barry-Walsh, a highly experienced investigator/lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in government, the private sector and a variety of financial institutions, including Salomon Brothers, Citigroup and UBS.
Early cases she worked on included the Guinness/Distillers takeover in 1985, the Maxwell brothers prosecution, an Italian criminal investigation arising out of the “Mani pulite” affair and the French regulatory investigation into the 1984 Eurotunnel rights issue.
Latterly, as Head of UBS’s Regulatory Investigations Group for the UK/EMEA region between 2003 – 2017 she developed and managed a highly regarded and market-leading investigative group of multi-disciplinary professional investigators during a time of unprecedented regulatory scrutiny and enforcement action.
Under her leadership the team was responsible for handling 5000 investigations in a variety of jurisdictions, including being the core investigation team working with the City of London Police on the UK’s biggest fraud case – the investigation and trial of Kweku Adoboli, convicted on 2 counts of fraud in November 2012 for his rogue trading resulting in losses of $2.3 billion.
She was responsible for all whistleblowing investigations for the EMEA region for UBS, including training staff on the new FCA/PRA rules introduced in 2016. She was the Head of the UK’s Senior Banking Whistleblowing Forum.
Carroll is a highly regarded speaker with extensive public speaking experience. She was the first non-regulator to speak at The International Financial Regulators’ Enforcement Conference organised by the FSA at Wilton Park in May 2005. She has developed and delivered a variety of well-received and compelling presentations to banks, regulators, law firms, industry bodies and at public conferences, as well as internal training programmes.
In 2018 Carroll was nominated by Global Investigations Review as 1 of 100 Top Women in Investigations.