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SEC report highlights benefits of machine-readable data for corporate disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published its Semi-Annual Report to Congress on the use of machine-readable data for corporate disclosures, as mandated by the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA).

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FHFA urged to explore XBRL for improved data collection efficiency

The US Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has been encouraged to embrace the use of XBRL and the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) to facilitate the transition mandated by the FDTA (Financial Data Transparency Act) legislation.

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Dive deep into the practicalities of implementing data standards under the FDTA

Following the passage of the US’s  Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) late last year, there has been some debate on the best way to implement the requirements of the act. XBRL US recently published a white paper offering an analysis of the existing state of data management amongst agencies affected by the FDTA and a […]

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SEC Chair advocates greater data transparency in municipal bond markets with FDTA

Last week the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler spoke at the Municipal Securities Disclosure Conference in Washington D.C., emphasising the importance of transparency and disclosure in the US $4 trillion municipal bond market.

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SEC strategy to balance benefits and risks of FDTA implementation

The recently passed Financial Disclosure Transparency Act (FDTA) requires the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulators to adopt data standards for  — inter alia — municipal data collection and reporting.  Although the act passed in December 2022, the details of implementation are still a work in progress.

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UK inquiry into local government reporting

The UK’s Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (LUHCC) is launching an inquiry into financial reporting and audit in local authorities following calls for more understandable local authority financial statements.

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States seek involvement in FDTA design

The Public Finance Network, representing US state and local governments, government entities, and issuers of municipal securities, has requested that its members be involved and provide input in the implementation of the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA).

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The moment arrives to modernise state-level reporting

An article on Route Fifty this week looks at the new mandate for state and local governments in the US to prepare standardised, searchable financial statements.

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FDTA implementation sparks debate

How will the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) reshape municipal financial reporting in the US? The FDTA will require electronic reporting and machine-readable tagging (likely in XBRL) of state and local government financial data, boosting the ability of users — especially lenders — to undertake analysis and comparison.

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Cities focus on data as machine-readable reporting on the horizon

 A recent article on Cities Today examines how local governments in the US can maximise federal funding by using (machine-readable) data. With the US government investing significantly in municipal infrastructure, local governments are leveraging data to understand their needs, and to make smarter decisions about how to spend funding.

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