A CFA institute survey in response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) request for comment on the debate over quarterly reporting has emphatically shown there is no support for altering reporting intervals amongst investors. The SEC has been debating the idea that quarterly disclosures, especially when coinciding with voluntary earnings releases, could be too […]
The theme of the importance of easy access to data was continued at the XBRL US Investor Forum 2018: Powering Fintech the week before last, with SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson’s keynote speech highlighting the need to improve access to publicly available data.
Jackson argued that the investing public view data as either public or private – but that this misses a third type of data, public but hidden. Acquiring publicly available data from the SEC disclosure website can be costly, error-prone and time-consuming, creating an exclusionary barrier to this information.
This is the sixth in a series of guest posts from Mohini Singh, ACA, Director, Financial Reporting Standards, CFA Institute. This post is an extract from the CFA Institute’s comments on the European Commission’s ‘Fitness Check on the EU Framework for Public Reporting by Companies’ consultation document. The CFA Institute has long supported improving digital access […]
Investors have clear ideas about the way company metrics can help with asset allocation. Wouldn’t this work better if these disclosures were digital?
This is the fourth in a series of guest posts from Mohini Singh, ACA, Director, Financial Reporting Standards, CFA Institute. With more than 150 million data points in the Securities & Exchange Commission’s structured database, XBRL has the potential to increase the volume, speed, and access to information for policymakers, investors and regulators. Further, there’s […]