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SEC Announces Conference on Municipal Securities Disclosure

February 7, 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a conference to be held on March 10 focusing on municipal securities disclosure practices. The conference, Spotlight on Transparency: A Discussion of Secondary Market Municipal Securities Disclosure Practices, aims to bring together both issuers and users of municipal disclosures to discuss emerging trends, problems, achievements and voluntary […]

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Sustainable Data Alliance launches at WEF

February 7, 2020

Last week an alliance of leading stakeholders launched the ‘Future of Sustainable Data Alliance’ at the World Economic Forum. Bringing together the World Economic Forum, United Nations, the Climate Bonds Initiative, Tsinghua University, the Bank of Africa, Refitniv, and many others. This global alliance aims to accelerate the allocation of capital into sustainable investments via better […]

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HOW Much? $5.6 Trillion? XBRL Data Supports Goodwill Debate

January 24, 2020

A new CFA Institute comment letter demonstrates the value of using structured data to inform debate and underpin policy decisions.

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UK to Publish More Insurance Regulatory Data…. in Aggregate

January 24, 2020

The Bank of England and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) are seeking comment on plans to publish quarterly, aggregated data on the UK Insurance market. Recognising the value of the breadth and depth of data contained in the regular structured disclosures required by Solvency II, the PRA hope to improve analysis and insight in the insurance […]

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Financial Stability and “Green Swan” Events.

January 24, 2020

What will be behind the next global financial crisis? According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), it could be climate change, which has the potential to unleash ‘extremely financially disruptive events.’ In their words — “integrating climate-related risk analysis into financial stability monitoring is particularly challenging because of the radical uncertainty associated with a […]

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India to Give Individuals Financial Data Access

January 24, 2020

India’s banks are set to roll out a unique system designed to give 560 million internet users unprecedented control over their own financial data. The new system will give people the ability to decide what data to share, with whom, and for how long. It takes advantage of pre-existing requirements for data to be reported […]

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New Approvals: The Data Types Registry

January 24, 2020

The XBRL Standards Board has voted to promote a number of additional data types to the Recommended status from their previous Candidate Recommendation state, following extensive testing from within the community, including by multiple vendors. These include data types that support Extensible Enumerations 2.0 and the OIM specifications, restricted monetary types, and physical measurements, amongst others. A complete […]

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FRC Report highlights Investor Demand for Workforce Disclosure

January 24, 2020

Investors are increasingly demanding more extensive and clearer reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, and while the E of ESG commands the majority of attention, governance should not be overlooked. The UK’s recent Financial Reporting Council report on workforce related corporate reporting identifies areas where companies need to improve in order to reflect […]

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EU E-Payments Lack Clarity

January 24, 2020

European banks are seeking clarification on the European Banking Authority’s (EBA’s) e-money transaction and reporting regulations. Following an EBA workshop, banks from nine European countries have endorsed a note requesting clarification on the definition of e-money transactions and the related reporting requirements. EBA’s guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2 require banks to report fraudulent e-money […]

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BlackRock to Focus on Sustainable Investments

January 17, 2020

This week investment powerhouse BlackRock – who manage $7 trillion of assets – set out a compelling case that climate change is a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects – and their plan to tackle this by becoming a leader in sustainable investing. The world’s largest fund manager plans to divest from companies who get more […]

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