Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets


Structured Data Can Become Virtuous Circle for Firms, Investors, Capital Markets

Structured data could produce a virtuous circle for all stakeholders and lead to more efficient, transparent capital markets. But there are challenges.

Pesky Extensions: How to Improve Financial Analysis through Structured Data

Structured data increases efficiency, transparency, comparability, and timeliness in the delivery of financial information.

How to Improve XBRL Data Quality: Public Comment Period on Initial Rules Underway

The public has until 14 September to comment on initial rules issued by the newly formed Center for Data Quality.

DC Policy Update: What to Expect after the Midterm Elections (Podcast)

Jim Allen, CFA, hones in on three financial policy issues and their likely future in Congress post-mid-term elections.

XBRL: The Sequel: How Regulators Are Advancing the Use of Structured Data

After more than a decade of XBRL use by governments and regulators globally, 2014 has brought additional advancements in the data-structuring technology.

Policy Perspectives: XBRL: More Work Before Universal Acceptance (Video)

Regulators around the world have been adding XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) reporting requirements for public companies over the past few years. However, this new source of electronic information has not yet grabbed the attention of the investment community.

2012 XBRL in Review: Progress Made but Concerns Remain

Many regulators continue to evaluate and adopt XBRL requirements, while others struggle with the errors included in submissions. Many public companies continue to see XBRL as a cost, while some are recognizing benefits of internalization of tagging.

CFA Institute Co-Sponsors XBRL Challenge to Increase Investor Awareness

Building on the success of its inaugural competition, XBRL US recently announced the 2nd Annual XBRL Challenge, which seeks “to discover the top open source analytical tools that can mine XBRL-formatted corporate financial data from the SEC’s EDGAR database.” CFA Institute is co-sponsoring the event for a second year in an attempt to raise XBRL awareness among investors.

XBRL Resources to Whet Investor Appetites

XBRL Challenge winners build inventive and useful applications leveraging XBRL-formatted data to provide investors with better information for investment decisions.

XBRL Should Mean More than Compliance Pain

The reporting technology known as eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is gaining acceptance by regulators the world over. As this electronic reporting platform expands, it will enhance financial analysis by opening access to more and more data that was… READ MORE ›

Unlocking the Investor Benefits of XBRL

Several years ago, when then-Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox advocated for the required tagging of financial disclosures by U.S. companies, both large and small investors were perceived as the main… READ MORE ›

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