Finders with the right contacts among investors can play useful roles in bridging funding gaps. Unfortunately, however, the world of finders also has a dark side of fraudsters, market manipulators, and bad actors. The SEC's proposed exemption fails to acknowledge this.
CFA Institute recently responded to
the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Concept Release, Potential Approach to Revisions to
PCAOB Quality Control (QC) Standards.
Regarding communication, the
Concept Release says,
The findings in "New Public Company Auditor Disclosures: Who Audits the Company You Invest In? How Long Have They Been the Auditor," were compelling, particularly on gender diversity.
Mickey Mantle, the UCLA Bruins, the seven seas — what do they have in common with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s disclosure requirement? What three main changes should investors know?
Its governance structure looked good on paper, but we know now that Toshiba ineffectively monitored its reporting. How can this be avoided?
The just-issued Public Company Accounting Oversight Board plan takes incremental steps to larger objective — transparency for investors.
Vincent Papa, CFA, offers insights on a European Commission report and an international panel’s review on IFRS suitability.
Companies that consistently promote candor and transparency generally benefit from superior market performance.
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