Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Sandy Peters, CPA, CFA

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Biography

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.

Author's Posts
First Quarter 2020 Amid COVID-19: Big Banks Report

Despite the best efforts of Congress, the big banks retained the new impairment model, the Cumulative Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model. CECL survives politics and is the story of first-quarter earnings.

First Quarter 2020 Amid COVID-19 Outbreak: US Quarterly vs. Global Half-Yearly Reporting

US quarterly reporting obligation will provide global investors with decision-useful information on impacts of COVID-19.

First Quarter 2020 Amid COVID-19: Non-GAAP Measures

COVID-19 may result in new Non-GAAP measures. Here's what investors need to know.

First Quarter 2020 Reporting

Will US companies report? Can US companies report? Does quarterly reporting present a unique challenge for US public companies?

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IFRS: Relevant Financial Reporting

CFA Institute and the IFRS Foundation held a joint stakeholder event last evening as part of the IFRS Trustees meeting in New York. Bob Pozen spoke and WSJ’s Jason Zweig moderated a… READ MORE ›

New Leasing Standard: Top Ten Considerations For Investors

At long last, a company’s lease obligations – formerly buried in the back of the footnotes of the financial statements – are moving front and center onto the balance sheet

Berkshire’s Bottom Line: More Relevant Than Ever Before

Thanks to new accounting standards, investors now have a more prominent and transparent display of the economics of the risks associated with the underlying investments.

The Audit Gender Gap: Who Audits the Companies You Invest In?

The findings in "New Public Company Auditor Disclosures: Who Audits the Company You Invest In? How Long Have They Been the Auditor," were compelling, particularly on gender diversity.

Investors to the Financial Accounting Standards Board: Segment Disclosures Need Improving

Segment reporting information is critical to investors. Despite the US GAAP standard on segment reporting being over 20 years old, the disclosures it produces remain challenging for investors who use the information and regulators who enforce the guidance. Recent… READ MORE ›

SEC Seeks Public Input on Improving Effectiveness of Investor Disclosures

Can the business and financial disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K be improved? Investors have an opportunity to help shape the new rules.

IASB to Investors: Help Us Shape Financial Reporting for the Future (Video)

The International Accounting Standards Board needs investor input on what it should work on to improve financial information for users of financial statements (i.e., investors).

What is the Relevance of “Other Comprehensive Income”? IASB’s Cooper Explains (Video)

IASB’s Stephen Cooper discusses the evolution of the “other comprehensive income” statement and why it warrants investor attention.

Ensuring Audit Quality and Engaging Investors (Video)

Audit quality — how to achieve it, and what it means to the investor, auditor, company, and other stakeholders — is the topic of this interview with KPMG.

Auditor Report: Baseline Set, Now Searching for ‘Sweet Spot’ in Investor Communication (Video)

KPMG study: Expanded auditor report helps close “expectation gap” between auditors and investors.

Forward-Looking Information in Financial Disclosures — Necessary to Disclosure Effectiveness

Sandra Peters, CPA, CFA, offers investor perspective in debate over forward-looking information in companies’ financial disclosures.



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