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Financial Reporting


A Rocky Road to Improved Investor Protection

For most of 2018, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry captured the attention of many in Australia. Unfortunately, the issue of mis-selling is a global one.

Dual-Class Shares: The Fear of Missing Out?

The fear of missing out (FOMO) typically refers to the uneasiness that one is not “in-the-know” or is “out of touch” with some social events, experiences, and interactions. 

Uber and Public Capital Markets: Shareholder Rights, Uninformative Prospectus, Weak Post-IPO Performance

The recent IPO of uber has been fascinating in terms of its relevance to many of the issues currently concerning participants in the public capital markets space. Is the capital raising ecosystem is still somehow out of kilter?

Equities versus fixed income: How ESG factors affect both asset classes

The content in this blog is based on a CFA-PRI survey of 1,100 financial professionals, mainly CFA members, from around the world, as well as workshops in 17 markets, as part of a best-practice report.

ESG and Sustainable Finance: Taking Climate Change Literally, But Not Seriously

Since my last blog on the issue, the topic of finance and climate change has risen to headline news, thanks to the Extinction Rebellion protests, including near the CFA Institute London offices at Bank Junction.

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.



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