“In a world that runs on data, good quality data is also the essential ingredient to effective risk analysis,” says Verena Ross, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – and we would certainly agree.
We were interested to note an addition to the latest semi-annual Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities Report from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), which finds a continuing high risk of market corrections.
Supply chains are on the mind of the public more than ever before, thanks to pandemic-related disruptions. The growing demand for better intelligence on supply chains also means that they look set to be a hot topic in corporate reporting in coming years.
The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project Task Force on the reporting of non-financial risks and opportunities and linkage to the business model (PTF RNFRO) has published a new report, connecting sustainability concerns with financial performance.
What do investors want to understand about risks, uncertainties, opportunities and scenarios? That’s a big – and fascinating – question, and one which the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab has tackled in its latest report, seeking to bridge the gap between the information that users want and that companies provide.
On 20 May 2021 US President Joe Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk. It mandates greater disclosures to provide the information needed to understand climate risks and enable action to mitigate them.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has affirmed that its EU-wide 2021 transparency exercise will be carried out in autumn, with the launch planned for September. This annual exercise is part of the EBA’s endeavours to foster transparency and market discipline.
This is a guest post by Mohini Singh, ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute. At a recent XBRL US Investor Forum I spoke on a panel on ‘Standards to Manage Investment Risk’ with Mike Willis of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Council of Institutional Investors’ Jeff Mahoney, moderated by […]
It may only be mid-January, but the signs are stacking up that 2021 will without a doubt be a year of change in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) arena. In early January, asset management giant BlackRock announced its expanded stewardship expectations and proxy voting guidelines for 2021. The updates send a strong signal to […]
Could the next financial crisis come from the non-bank sector? The structure of finance is changing, and with vast and increasing amounts of financial intermediation being done by entities other than banks, often less tightly regulated, this is an important area for monitoring, and disclosure efforts as well as potential regulation. The Financial Stability Board […]