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UK Audit Reform—Investors Attempt to Assess the Net Effect and Timing of the Proposed Reforms: Has the “Expectations Gap” Been Narrowed?

Our key takeaway from the Consultation is that the UK government’s most significant instrument of reform is an empowered audit regulator, replacing the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) with the new Audit Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA).

The Impact of the GIPS Standards on Regulations Around the Globe

We hope to see more regulators look to the GIPS standards as a set of best practices they can rely on, which will continue to help CFA Institute meet our goal of protecting investors.

Sustainability Disclosures: Are We on the Right Path toward a Global Approach?

Regulators’ push for the development of sustainable investments, however, is challenged by the lack of reliable, consistent, and verifiable ESG data.

Book Review: The Day the Markets Roared

Henry Kaufman shows that he was an innovator in the analysis of financial markets.

The Fed’s Blindspot on Global Inflation Drivers

What is driving the surge in inflation and how are central banks misplaying their hand?

Myth-Busting: Equities Are an Inflation Hedge

How can investors hedge against inflation risk? Do equities offer any protection?

IFRS Foundation Chair Speaks at CFA Institute Symposium on the Creation of Sustainability Standards Board

KEY MESSAGES

At a recent CFA Institute event, I hosted Erkki Liikanen, Chair of the IFRS Trustees, where he spoke about the efforts of the IFRS Foundation to establish a Sustainability Standards Board (the… READ MORE ›

Volmaggedon, Decarbonizing Everything: Financial Analysts Journal Editor’s Snapshot

Financial Analysts Journal managing editor Heidi Raubenheimer, PhD, CFA, provides a synopsis of the latest issue.

ESG: Full Speed Ahead, with GPS

The Index Industry Association (IIA) surveyed 300 asset managers about how they perceive ESG.

Low- or High-Volatility: Which Wins the Return Battle?

Are low-volatility or high-volatility strategies the better choice when it comes to equity returns?