FASB should phase out held-to-maturity (HTM) accounting.
When it comes to the EU Commission's Taxonomy and SFDR statutes, good data is hard to find.
Global investors see need for SOX-like enhancements globally.
Five takeaways from CFA Institute response to SEC proposed rule on climate-related disclosures.
The implosion of Germany’s Wirecard has demonstrated that those parties – management, the audit committee and board, auditors, audit regulators, and corporate reporting regulators – investors compensate and rely upon to look after their capital investments failed them on multiple levels in the European Union’s (EU’s) largest economy.
The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story. CFA Institute Senior Director Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, spoke with Curtis Ravenel, senior adviser to former Bank… READ MORE ›
New episodes from podcast series A Guide to EU Financial Politics and Policy Development.
A discussion with Steve Lydenberg and William Burckart about their new book 21st Century Investing: Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change.
We talked to Chris Hart, senior sustainable finance associate at Global Canopy—one of the four founding organizations behind the initiative to form TNFD—to better understand the issue of natural capital and how we can expect it to become part of the investing process.
of the most effective advocacy tools is to write comment letters on regulatory
proposals and then leverage those letters for blogs, conversations with
regulators, Hill staffers, and the media.
letters can shape the public debate… READ MORE ›
Break the myth: The assumption that blockchain could replace XBRL in the production of financial information is incorrect. Blockchain is not a data standard. And XBRL is not a distributed ledger.
For blockchains to be adopted they must be standardized and provide interoperability solutions. To be of real value content and nomenclature must be consistent. For this to happens regulators need to work with industry and standard setting initiatives.
A recent CFA Institute report discusses what a blockchain is and answers the question posed in the article title, Can Blockchain Technology Help with The Production of Financial Reporting Information?
A plethora of non-GAAP and alternative performance measures will arise throughout 2020 to explain the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Investors need to critically evaluate the nature of the adjustments, what the resulting measure is meant to communicate, why the new or revised measure is being presented by management, and why the measure is a better or more meaningful measure. This information should be used as a jumping-off point for a conversation with management.
We encourage investors to “look under the hood” at the results — not for their predictive ability this quarter per se but rather for the ability of a company’s forward-looking statements to be evaluated and to make their own assessments of future prospects. Until there is a vaccine, company results and outlook will likely be filled with uncertainty, and these interim results can provide insight into the impact of the pandemic and how the business may respond in the future as the pandemic ebbs and flows over the next few years.