Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets
UK Audit Reform: Audits of Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

The narrative that management and auditor assessment of internal controls of financial reporting is too expensive is a very common, but undemonstrated, narrative regarding virtually every accounting, disclosure, and audit reform. Investors view the benefits of ICFR audits as exceeding the costs.

Improving Investor Protection and Business Conduct in Covid Times: Can Industry and Regulators Work Together to Enhance Trust in Capital Markets?

Day two of the CFA Institute Financial Regulatory Symposium 2021 featured an in-depth discussion on these themes, and the measures that regulators can put in place to encourage ethical behavior.

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.

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 ›

Towards a deep review of the role of the European Financial SupervisoryAuthorities?

Now is the time to review the structure of the financial supervision in the EU. Empowering the ESAs with greater direct supervisory powers and resources and turning these authorities into more independent bodies are essential steps to achieve a genuine CMU, with a truly European single supervision.

June 29, 30: Global Financial Regulatory Symposium

Register now for CFA Institute Global Financial Regulatory Symposium June 29, 30.

Covid-19, One Year Later: Capital Markets Entering Uncharted Waters

Our research reviewed how such a transformational interpretation of the role of central banks and their independence in conducting monetary policy could have unintended consequences for financial markets and the economy. CFA Institute also wanted to draw the attention of policy makers to the socioeconomic aspects of this crisis.

For The EU: Lessons To Be Learned About Digital Filings

Globally, regulations requiring public companies to provide information in an XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) for­mat have steadily increased. But XBRL implementation has faced some challenges, particularly in the United States.

The quality… READ MORE ›

The SPAC Boom – Our CFA Institute Advocacy Policy Engagement

Despite unprecedented
economic disruption, the US IPO market hit a record $170 billion in 2020, driven in large part by the unexpected surge in the use
of special purpose acquisition companies
(SPACs) to take private companies public. SPACs,
commonly referred to as blank-check… READ MORE ›

June 29, 30: Global Financial Regulatory Symposium

Register now for CFA Institute Global Financial Regulatory Symposium.

ESG Q&A: Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory

Jon Lukomnik and James Hawley discuss their new book Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory.

Mitigating Risk for Asset Owners — Claiming Compliance with the GIPS Standards

What happened at PSERS? And would compliance with standards for calculating and presenting performance have been valuable in this situation?

Sustainable Corporate Governance: Creating Incentives to Integrate Sustainability Interests into Business Operations

CFA Institute recently published the report “Corporate Governance and ESG Disclosure in the EU”, which looks at how corporate governance practices have evolved over the past years and examines the impact of sustainability measures that have been introduced in the European Union in the context of the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy and the Action Plan on Financing Sustainability Growth. The study also focuses on how companies can take into account open market perspectives while continuing to seek corporate success and create shareholder value.



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