Below is an excerpt of a video aired at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) conference on integrated reporting and what it means for investors. The interview with Paul Druckman, CEO of International Integrated Reporting Council, highlights why integrated reporting has potential to augment the existing financial reporting framework by informing investors of how businesses create value.
Northern Trust's FlexShares has brought to the New York Stock Exchange three exchange-traded funds aimed at delivering low volatility. The FlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund, the FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund and the FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fund buy stocks of companies that have been screened for high cash flow, management quality and profitability. ETF (17 Jul.)
Canadian, European and Japanese banking groups have criticized a proposal by the Federal Reserve to impose liquidity standards on foreign banks' US branches. The groups say "all capital and liquidity would become ring-fenced and fragmented along geographic lines" if other jurisdictions were to follow suit. MLex (subscription required) (17 Jul.)
Enforcement by national financial regulators varies significantly among EU states. Practice Insight reviews practices in four major jurisdictions: France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Practice Insight (17 Jul.)
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