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Financial Reporting


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

The Time to Develop Standards to Audit Digital (XBRL) Filings Has Come

An Inline XBRL (eXtensible business reporting language) filing is a digital filing with two layers of information: one layer of data that can be read by human beings and another layer of data that can be read by machines.

ESG Integration in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa: Markets, Practices, and Data

CFA Institute and the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) have released the third in a series of four reports addressing the current state of global environmental, social, and governance

MiFID II Research Unbundling: A Survey Yielding Mixed Results

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) in January 2018, CFA Institute revisited the controversial topic of investment research by conducting a survey of its membership.

Webinar: How Structured Data (XBRL) Is Used Today

How are regulators, investors, research analysts, and other data consumers using structured, machine-readable data prepared by corporate filers every quarter?

Mohini Singh, director, Financial Reporting Policy, conducted a webinar with XBRL US, to talk about a study conducted to… READ MORE ›

Capital Markets Union and Banking Union: Two Mutually Inclusive Projects

The level of integration of EU capital markets is still insufficient to boost growth and investments across Europe, according to Marco Lamandini

Unlocking the Potential of Capital Markets in Central and Eastern European Countries

Owing to a number of barriers and unaddressed challenges, thecapital marketsin Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries lag behind the more developed Western European markets.

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.

Capital formation: It’s Still Happening… Somewhere.

Equity listed on public markets is the bedrock that underlies the valuation of many other growth assets, similar to the function sovereign debt plays for corporate bonds. It is also the focus of a huge amount of analysis (much of which is undertaken by CFA Institute members) and regulation.

MiFID II and Systematic Internalisers: If Only Someone Knew This Would Happen

The Systematic Internaliser (SI) regime could essentially recreate broker-crossing networks, which MiFID II was intended to prevent.

Inline XBRL

On 28 June 2018, the US Securities & Exchange Commission voted to adopt amendments to its rules and forms to require the use of the Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format for the submission of financial statement information of operating companies and mutual funds

Structured Data: Benefits to Small Companies

CFA Institute believes the debate over US House of Representatives Bill HR 5054, Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act of 2018, should not focus on the cost increase of an outsourced, or “bolt-on,” service for producing XBRL-formatted reports.

Initial Coin Offerings: The Future of the Future of Finance

The question of whether the blockchain will end up as nothing or everything continues to be asked with no definitive answer as of yet.

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

On 23 February, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) launched the second—and likely final—round of consultation before dual-class share (DCS) structures are expected to be introduced to the Hong Kong market later this year.

ESG Q&A: Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment

Climate change is an issue that will have an immense impact on our lives and the financial world in the coming years. Engagement between issuers and investors on the issue is increasing as investors begin to plan for investing in a world with a lower carbon footprint.



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