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SEC minds the (data) gaps

What are the current gaps where more data is needed for good regulatory decisions? That’s the question explored by Commissioner Caroline A. Crenshaw of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an excellent keynote address to the 8th Annual Conference on Financial Market Regulation, titled ‘Mind the (Data) Gaps.’

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Wave of restatements as SPACs resolve accounting issues

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, are generating a surge of restatements correcting past financial reports, following last month’s accounting clarification from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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SEC invites comment on data collection from NRSROs

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has published a proposed collection and comment request on the existing collection of information from Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, or NRSROs.

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SEC turns attention to SPACs

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently focused its attention on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs. SPACs are cash-only investment vehicles that are formed and listed with a view to taking private companies public.

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Gary Gensler in the Chair at SEC

On 17 April 2021, Gary Gensler was sworn into office as a Member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which he joins as Chair. He was nominated for the post by President Joe Biden early in the year, and confirmed by the US Senate on 14 April.

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XBRL at the heart of SEC’s modernisation, says Forbes

An article published in Forbes on 15 April, titled ‘The SEC’s Technology Modernization Is Accelerating – Are You Ready?’ calls out XBRL as one of the most important aspects of modernisation efforts at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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SEC updates EDGAR to support 2021 taxonomies

Following its adoption of this year’s updated taxonomies from the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has updated EDGAR, its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system.

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SEC adopts FASB’s 2021 XBRL taxonomies

In another annual taxonomy refresh, the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has confirmed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved its 2021 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy (GRT) and 2021 SEC Reporting Taxonomy (SRT), together known as the ‘US GAAP Taxonomy.’

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SEC’s Allison Herren Lee on voting and disclosure

The issue of investment stewardship is an increasingly visible one, thanks to the expansion of passive investment and expanded investor focus on ESG. It’s a topic we’re sure to explore further in the future, particularly with a view to the way that transparency can contribute to the functioning of markets in this field.

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Beta is better: a view on SEC’s EDGAR test environment

Testing opportunities are a win all round says John Truzzolino, Chair of the XBRL US Regulatory Modernization Working Group and Director of Donnelley Financial Services (DFIN), in his point-of-view piece ‘SEC BETA EDGAR Helps Vendors and Issuers.’

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