Jim Allen, CFA, is head of Americas capital markets policy at CFA Institute. The capital markets group develops and promotes capital markets positions, policies, and standards.
In a strongly worded letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) at the US Securities and Exchange Commission objected to the Board’s proposals to “clarify” materiality, saying it would make matters worse for investors.
Tool aims to boost transparency of financial operations and help investors to make informed decisions.
Systemic risk overseers should keep a keen eye on all parts of the financial sector, asset management included.
Do asset managers pose a systemic risk? Can we expect bipartisan efforts on financial policy issues? Jim Allen, CFA, offers his analysis.
Debate about when activist investors must disclose acquisition of at least 5% of an issuer's shares has raged since the takeover craze of the mid-1980s.
It didn't take long after November's elections for the fireworks to reignite in Congress, especially in financial services matters.
Labor Department’s long-delayed proposal is the latest development in a long, winding path to raising investment advice standards.
As SEC weighs proposed political donation disclosure requirement, a CFA Institute survey finds support for such donations as long as public companies disclose them.
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