Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Financial Reporting


An Electronic Access Point for the European Single Electronic Format Is Much Needed

CFA Institute has supported the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) efforts to establish a European Single Electronic Format (ESEF).

How are experienced practitioners applying ESG integration?

lthough different definitions for materiality apply, the consensus among investors is that a material ESG issue is a fundamental value driver of a company or security that affects the income statement, balance sheet, and cash-flow statement positively or negatively.

Asset Owners Experience Shortage of ESG Products Meeting Expectation

Clients have the power to drive ESG integration forward as practitioners listen to them.

Investor Forum 2019: Driving Actionable Analytics

XBRL US held Investor Forum 2019: Driving Actionable Analytics in New York on 4 November.

Climate-Related Issues: The Gap Between Current Reporting and Investor Expectations

According to the October 2019 report Climate-Related Corporate Reporting from the UK Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Financial Reporting Lab,

Are investment horizons preventing integration of ESG factors?

Workshop participants believe that ESG factors can materialize through a series of short-term, incremental upticks or downticks that individually impact short-term and long-term investment return.

ESG Analysis: Is judgment more important than data?

Investors and analysts have been investing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data from data providers and also developing the skills of their in-house teams to better understand ESG issues.

Four Areas of Misunderstanding Around ESG Integration

Many people perceive that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration means sacrificing performance because they believe that ESG integration is the same as screening out companies and sectors from their investment universe.

The Matter with “Critical Audit Matters”

Beginning in 2019, certain public companies’ audit reports will begin to contain new information

The EU Looks Ready for a Halloween Brexit

Since the formation of a new government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Westminster, the likelihood of a no-deal exit of the United Kingdom from the EU on 31 October seems to have risen exponentially.

Is the Proxy Advisory Industry in Danger?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) appears set to unveil new oversight for firms that advise investors on voting their shares in public companies.

ELTIFs: Fostering Retail Investors’ Access to Alternative Investments and the Need for Increased Transparency and Harmonization across Reporting Standards

European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) are EU Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) managed by alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). ELTIFs complement traditional sources of capital while enabling the financing of the real economy, which, in turn, contribute to the EU’s sustainable and inclusive growth.

EMIR: Regulating Systemically Important Central Counterparties

To improve the transparency and stability of the financial system in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, EMIR has imposed three new regulatory requirements.



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