On March 19, the SEC announced its largest-ever payouts for three whistleblowers, totaling around $83 million. According to the announcement, two whistleblowers will share a nearly $50 million award, while a third was awarded more than $33 million. The highest award the SEC had previously given was $30 million in 2014, and since the program’s inception in 2012, the SEC has awarded more than $262 million to 53 whistleblowers. While the SEC did not provide any substantive details on the whistleblowers’ tips or the resulting enforcement action due to confidentiality, media reports the whistleblower tips resulted in a $415 million settlement in 2016 with the large wealth management division of a national bank.