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Climate Change Risk Assessment: A Framework for Insurers

June 7, 2019

It’s already clear that climate change will present real financial risks to insurers over the coming decades – but how should the sector respond? A cross industry working group set up by the UK’s PRA has published a framework for the general insurance sector to guide them through assessing the financial impacts of climate change. […]

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TAGTF: Get Involved.

June 7, 2019

Want to get involved with the Taxonomy Architecture Guidance Task Force (TAGTF)? The TAGTF will be holding their next face-to-face meeting at the Eurofiling event in Frankfurt in June, the perfect opportunity for newcomers to observe the group in action. During the meeting the group will be planning guidance for their latest topic, “How to indicate that […]

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23rd XBRL Europe Workshop

June 7, 2019

Last week saw the XBRL community in Europe gather in Paris at the 23rd XBRL Europe workshop, kindly hosted by the ACPR/Banque de France. With updates from ESMA on the ESEF mandate, as well as a range of information about XBRL developments across the region, the meeting saw: Working Groups from both XBRL Europe and XBRL International […]

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ESEF Becomes European Law

May 31, 2019

After over four years of preparations, multiple draft proposals and a mammoth effort translating the IFRS standards into all official EU languages, the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) became law this week on May 29. The mandate is due to take effect for all IFRS based annual reports issued by public companies and PIEs for […]

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Audit set to form part of the ESEF mandate

May 31, 2019

Together with a press release marking the publication of the ESEF Regulatory Technical Standards in the Official Journal of the European Union, the European Commission published an ESEF Q&A, that provides answers to frequently asked questions. Significantly, it includes the following question and answer: 7) What kind of assurance will be provided for financial statements […]

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TCFD Implementation Guide Now Available

May 31, 2019

Global markets have, in theory, recognised the need for climate-related-risk reporting – but in practice, implementing effective disclosure practices can be a daunting task. More than 600 organisations have shown support for the Task Force on Climate Related Disclosure’s proposals; however, take-up has been slow, with a number of companies calling for more practical guidance. To […]

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Next Steps For Ukrainian Standardisation

May 31, 2019

Ukraine have been moving towards mandating XBRL for financial reporting for some time now and this week the National Commission on Securities and Stock Markets (NKTSBFR) announced that the new financial reporting system will officially be launched on 18 June 2019. The new digital financial reporting mandate makes use of the IFRS taxonomy, and will affect all […]

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EBA Updates Technical Standards

May 31, 2019

More news from Europe this week as the European Banking Authority (EBA) have published an update to the Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on supervisory reporting, forming part of the EBA’s reporting framework v2.9. The ITS updates are designed to keep reporting requirements in line with changes in the regulatory framework that respond to an evolving […]

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Hong Kong Push for Data Privacy

May 31, 2019

While big data offers unparalleled opportunities for analysis and forecasting there are also serious ethical concerns surrounding data privacy issues that must be balanced. As such, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) are pushing for the adoption of an Ethical Accountability Framework (EAF) in the collection and use of personal data. The report on the […]

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GLEIF Leaps into the Digital Future with LEI Digital Certificates and Inline XBRL

May 24, 2019

Giant Leap for Global Trust: GLEIF creates LEI Digital Certificates, uses Inline XBRL Annual Report to demonstrate.

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