Yin Toa Lee, CFA, reviews the new global regulatory initiatives and changing accounting standards and their business impacts on Asian financial institutions. He discusses what board, management, and audit committees should be doing today to prepare for such significant changes, including issuing communications to the investor and analyst communities.
This episode of the Take 15 Series was originally released on 17 August 2011.
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WisdomTree has brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund that buys stocks of companies that do business primarily through online platforms or marketplaces. The companies can be based anywhere, but all shares purchased by the WisdomTree Modern Tech Platforms Fund must be traded on a US or European exchange. ETF (22 May.)
The European Central Bank wants Banca Carige closed, rather than rescued by Italy, if a buyer cannot be found, sources say. The Italian government has rejected the option and has not ruled out a precautionary recapitalization. Reuters (22 May.)
Investors are concerned a lack of detail concerning compliant indexes in the European Securities and Markets Authority's public register of benchmark administrators will make compliance with benchmark rules difficult. Risk (subscription required) (23 May.)
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