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EBA launches consultation on new regulatory framework for Investment Firms

The European Banking Authority (EBA) outlined its implementation plan for the new regulatory framework for investment firms, alongside a consultation on its first set of new regulatory requirements. The roadmap includes prudential requirements, reporting requirements and disclosures, and remuneration requirements. The EBA plans to implement a regulatory framework that is calibrated to the size and […]

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ESG “Scores” unhelpful for Investors

This week the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a (virtual) meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee. Amongst other topics, on the agenda were questions of private investments in relation to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton introduced the committee by underlining why, for him, the current system of […]

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ESEF for Investors

The recently implemented European Single Electronic Filing (ESEF) mandate, which will require IFRS annual reports for 2020 onward to be reported with iXBRL tagging, isn’t just crucial for compliance. ESEF will also be of significant interest to investors, as noted in a blog post on Holland Fintech this week. ESEF will have a significant effect […]

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EU establish Sustainable Investment Terms

To encourage private investment in sustainable growth the EU Council has adopted a classification system aimed at creating a common language on environmental objectives across Europe. In order to reduce greenwashing and improve investor confidence in financial products labelled as ‘sustainable’, common, clear metrics through which to discuss environmental objectives are important. An EU wide […]

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IFRS host Investor Outreach Webinar

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) invites investors to join two outreach webinars in May to discuss proposals for improvements to financial statements. The focus will be on how to improve information communicated in income statements. The IASB published the General Presentation and Disclosures exposure draft in December, which proposed replacing IAS 1 Presentation of […]

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SEC requires iXBRL Reporting for BDCs

It’s great to see that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is doubling down on its commitment to digital disclosures across a wide area. This week the SEC adopted an amendment mandating Inline XBRL reporting for closed-end investment companies. Today’s modern securities regulators need well defined, searchable, structured and digital data. The Securities Offering Reform […]

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BlackRock to Focus on Sustainable Investments

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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XBRL US Investor Forum Talks Available

Recordings of the XBRL US Investor Forum on Driving Actionable Analytics are now available online. The forum, held earlier this month in New York, provided practical information on how data standards are disrupting the information ecosystem, how modern data can be leveraged, and what comes next. Beginning with a keynote speech from FASB Chairman Russell […]

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SEC Chair Calls for Investors to Clarify ESG Data Needs

How should Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) data be reported in order to best cater to the needs of investors? Earlier this week Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton explored this topic in remarks to the Investor Advisory Committee. The Investor Advisory Committee advises the SEC on various regulatory priorities, including the effectiveness […]

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XBRL Drives Actionable Analytics

This week the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Chairman Russell Golden gave some insightful remarks on the development, utility and future potential of XBRL data at the 2019 XBRL US Investor Forum on Driving Actionable Analytics. Golden joined FASB at the beginning of the SEC’s voluntary programme of XBRL filing, and has seen the […]

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