As part of its objective to deliver accounting standards that are useful to investment decision making, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)/International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation has expanded outreach to investors. This includes establishing the IFRS Education Initiative and appointing Fred Nieto, a former sell-side equity analyst, as its investor education manager.
In an interview with Vincent Papa, PhD, CFA, director of financial reporting policy at CFA Institute, Nieto discusses the goals, priorities, and intended outreach of the investor education initiative.
Sandy Peters, CFA, is head of financial reporting policy and serves as spokesperson for CFA Institute to key financial reporting standard setters including the IASB, FASB, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
The European Central Bank is planning a nearly yearlong review of its mission and associated tools, after an unsuccessful effort to boost eurozone inflation to a target of slightly under 2%. This is the first thorough review since 2003. Reuters (23 Jan.)
UK financial institutions expect regulatory measures to speed the phaseout of Libor, including a possible tax or capital add-on for transactions that continue to rely on the benchmark. "My sense is that regulators would want to make Libor more expensive and therefore less attractive to use," says Ed Moorby, a risk advisory partner at Deloitte. Practice Insight (22 Jan.)
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