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.
BlackRock has brought to NYSE Arca two exchange-traded funds that give exposure to cybersecurity and genomics. The iShares Cybersecurity and Tech ETF picks investments from the NYSE FactSet Global Cyber Security Index, while the iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF is linked to the NYSE FactSet Global Genomics and Immuno Biopharma Index. ETF Strategy (13 Jun.)
US regulators should find ways to encourage market participants to accelerate the transition away from Libor, Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Rostin Behnam says. "We may need to think about more aggressive policy decisions to help the transition move along in a quicker, more expedient way," Behnam says. MLex (subscription required) (13 Jun.)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Dan Berkovitz has voiced frustration that position limits on 28 commodities haven't been established nine years after the Dodd-Frank Act authorized the CFTC to set them. "I hope that we will complete it soon," he said. MLex (subscription required) (13 Jun.)
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