What do your mortgage, your car, and maybe even your fridge have in common? They are all either already or could soon be reliant on AI and machine-learning (ML) algorithms.
Ensuring that companies across the EU can get the investment they need to recover from the Covid-19 crisis means making sure investors have access to usable, comparable data.
The past few months have demonstrated just how important timely, accurate data is to making the right policy decisions – and how a lack of coherent data can even cause significant damage.
The Covid-19 crisis has prompted unprecedented, large-scale relief programmes in the US, creating new data collection needs that could benefit from the XBRL standard.
XBRL has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline – not least the expansion of structured, machine-readable data to all of Europe with next year’s ESEF mandate. However, sometimes it’s worth looking backwards to take note of successful implementations that have been humming along for some time now.
This is a guest post by Mohini Singh, ACA, Director Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute. Companies generally have regulatory filing requirements to multiple parties within and across different jurisdictions – and investors are also looking to use data from varied sources. Europe is currently testing blockchain as a distribution mechanism, in the hope that […]
In a recent speech Benoît Cœuré, Head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub, asked the listener to imagine a world where regulators have access to big data sets of high granularity, diversity, and frequency.
In Montreal, a financial planner can set a trigger to distribute a financial report the moment their budget is exceeded. In New Hampshire, accountants can easily look at the number, type and relationship between a taxpayer’s bills, all in a single portal. And in LA, a self-service data analytics tool allows users to create the […]
The Covid-19 crisis has made it clear how important it is to be able to quickly access and interpret data in a rapidly moving market. While public companies in the US report XBRL-tagged financial information to the SEC quarterly, making up-to-date data relatively easy to analyse, municipal data is much harder to find.