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How to Deal With Big Data? 

August 30, 2019

The SEC’S Chief Economist and Director, S.P. Kothari, made a speech this summer highlighting how standardisation can help tackle the challenges presented by big data. While big data is certainly not a new concept, the digital era has accelerated data collection immensely, with some estimates indicating that the world now generates more data every two days than all of […]

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FRC Consult on SECR Taxonomy

August 30, 2019

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has opened consultation on the draft Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) Taxonomy, with comments welcome until September 30. On April 1 2019 the UK government introduced the new SECR policy, building on the previous Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting policy to extend mandatory energy reporting to more companies. The […]

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PRA Publish Regulatory Reporting Updates to EBA Taxonomy 2.9

August 30, 2019

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority have updated their rulebook, making a number of changes to regulatory reporting requirements. Following a consultation period, the PRA have published a policy statement outlining the final updated reporting requirements for ring-fenced bank reporting, Capital+ reporting and the scope of Financial Reporting (FINREP) to be reported by certain firms that […]

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Call for Members: Help Develop the IFRS Taxonomy

August 30, 2019

Would you like to help shape the future of the IFRS Taxonomy? Join the International Accounting Standards Board’s IFRS Taxonomy Consultative group to contribute and advise on the Taxonomy’s development. The board is keen to appoint new members from a variety of business and geographical backgrounds to advise the IFRS foundation on the content and […]

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LEI News: July Update

August 30, 2019

A Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) blogpost this summer provided an overview of the latest news relevant to Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) adoption, highlighting the growing recognition of the LEI’s contribution to the development of a global, digital economy. In May we reported on the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) taking the first small step in […]

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IMF Explore the Rise of Digital Money

July 30, 2019

Tomorrow, when you buy your morning coffee will you rifle through your wallet for some coins or a card, or wave your phone? Or maybe send a text, or deposit a digital token? The way we pay for things is changing, with e-money challenging traditional cash and bank deposits. How should we think of new digital […]

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CIPC to Implement iXBRL Project’s Second Stage

July 30, 2019

South Africa’s Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) became the first regulator in Africa to roll out full scale implementation of Inline XBRL a year ago, in July 2018. After successful completion of the project’s first stage, they are ready to move on to stage two: enforcement and taxonomy updates. Last year the CIPC mandated […]

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SEC Digitisation Benefits Met with Optimism

July 30, 2019

The SEC’s recently expanded requirements to report in Inline XBRL have been met with optimism, with the change being linked to increasing simplicity, improving data quality and use and enabling financial analysis. Craig Clay, president of global capital markets at Donnelley Financial Solutions, has highlighted how companies are looking to automate and streamline compliance reporting, […]

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Is Short-termism a Problem in the US?

July 30, 2019

July 18 saw the SEC Staff Roundtable discussing short-termism in public companies and whether the periodic reporting system needs altering to encourage long-term thinking. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton made some salient remarks in his closing comments, highlighting how investment decisions both long and short term rely substantially on timely and high-quality disclosures. To move forward, […]

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Quarterly Reporting Supported by Investors

July 30, 2019

A CFA institute survey in response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) request for comment on the debate over quarterly reporting has emphatically shown there is no support for altering reporting intervals amongst investors. The SEC has been debating the idea that quarterly disclosures, especially when coinciding with voluntary earnings releases, could be too […]

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