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Peltz’s Tentative and Tenuous Triumph over P&G Points to Proxy Process Problems

Current proxy rules work against shareowners who are trying to vote in alternative and independent board members, but it is shortsighted of firms to ignore owners’ interests.

US Treasury Report on Asset Management Affirms Position of CFA Institute

The asset management industry does not pose the same types of systemic risks to the economy as the banking industry does, and the US Treasury agrees.

XBRL US Investor Forum Considers Ways to Mitigate the Cost of Structured Data

The use of structured data has the potential to simplify reporting burdens and make it easier for investors to access company data, but there are still challenges in its implementation.

Counting Proxy Votes of Registered Shares Needs Modernizing

Recent contested proxy vote at Proctor & Gamble highlights the antiquated approach to counting ballots from registered shareholders. The approach is bad corporate governance and needs to change.

Ethics in Practice: Do What I Do for Investment Success! Case for Week of 6 November

In this week’s case, you have to consider whether sharing your investment philosophy in a financial newsletter and encouraging people to follow it, especially if it helps them, is all that bad.

Revenue Reporting Changes: Early Adopters Help Raise Awareness of the Impact

Revised revenue recognition requirements become effective at the beginning of 2018, and early adopters are helping to expose the effect of the changes on amount, timing, and presentation of revenue.

Use of ESG Data in Investing Is Maturing, But Regional and Gender Differences Exist

CFA Institute surveyed its members about whether they are considering ESG factors in their investment process and to get a sense for any trends in the evolving ESG landscape.

Systemic Risk Council to US Treasury: Proposed Reforms Merit Fresh Look

In response to the US Treasury’s June 2017 report, the Systemic Risk Council warns that some of the proposals could jeopardize the financials system’s resilience.

Realizing the Potential of Structured Data

Companies tend to view the use of structured data (e.g., XBRL) as a cost burden. But a new study finds that costs can actually be reduced if companies implement structured data reporting in house.

Are There Benefits to Being Compliant with the GIPS Standards?

As CFA Institute celebrates the 30th anniversary of performance standards, there is cause to celebrate that approximately 1,600 firms claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and that there are 40+ GIPS Country Sponsors supporting the GIPS… READ MORE ›

DOL Extends Compliance Dates for Fiduciary Rule (Again!)

The timeline for when all investors can expect their best interest to be honored just got longer with another delay in the applicability of the DOL’s fiduciary rule.

In the Homestretch Until Top Line Changes Go into Effect, Investors Need to Be Alert

Revised revenue recognition rules go into effect in 2018, but there is still uncertainty about the effects on companies reporting and investors will have to figure out company-specific implications.

CorpGov Roundup: Stewardship Code, ESG, Dual-Class Shares and More

July’s corporate governance news includes a new stewardship code, tracking ESG indexes, a win and a loss for dual-class shares, disclosing executive pay, and possible changes to a listing regime.

GIPS® Country Sponsors in Asia Pacific Brainstorm Ways to Promote the GIPS Standards

Regional representatives learn more about GIPS 2020 and use design thinking to create action plans for promoting the GIPS standards.

Future State of the Investment Profession: Preparing Now for a Different Future

The future of the investment industry is important for the functioning of the global economy, but there are changes happening in the world that will impact the industry and it needs to prepare.



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