The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have released a framework to help clear up the confusionsurrounding buying and selling digital assets eg. initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Yes, the market for crypto assets has crashed, but there is still a trickle of activity! Perhaps anticipating increased interest in the future, numerous regulators have published, […]
More and more markets around the world are shifting to Inline XBRL. Interesting news out of the SEC at the end of March – the US regulator will introduce mandated Inline XBRL tagging for the cover sheets of a number of key documents. Already shifting financial statement disclosures for SEC registrant public companies (both foreign […]
On 21 March XBRL US submitted a comment letter stating their support for quarterly filings in response to the SEC’s request for input on the effects of mandated quarterly reporting.
The SEC has proposed reforms to the rules governing Business Development Companies (BDC) and Registered Closed-End Funds that would require these funds to report information in structured data.
The amendment is in support of the SEC’s implementation of the Small Business Credit Availability Act and the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. BDC’s primarily invest in small and developing companies, so ensuring these funds have an efficient approach to raising capital and good investment communication should help support small business.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that in May they will be holding a Fintech forum to discuss distributed ledger technology and digital assets.
The SEC has taken a mixed approach to digital asset regulation, with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggesting that digital assets both do and don’t qualify as securities, depending on their design. To help clarify the regulatory ambiguity around digital assets the SEC established its Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology in 2018 (FinHub). Finhub now seeks to improve communication with and understanding of the digital asset industry with this forum.
On 12 March the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the US Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) 2019 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and the 2019 SEC Reporting Taxonomy. The updates to the GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and the SRT for 2019 include changes to accounting standards, and a number of recommended improvements. The taxonomies are […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has modified the submission deadlines for registered investment companies filing non-public monthly reports in order to mitigate risks from cybersecurity breaches. The changes mean funds will still be required to maintain non-public monthly records on file (accessible to examiners on demand) before filing data for public consumption every quarter. […]
This month’s Toppan Merrill Report, Dimensions, highlights the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Robert J. Jackson’s vision on the future of structured data.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has reopened the comment period for a proposal to amend disclosure rules for variable annuity and life insurance contracts. The proposed rule change would include updating and enhancing disclosure of variable annuity and variable life insurance contracts by requiring disclosures to be in Inline XBRL format. This would increase transparency […]
Last week the SEC’s Commissioner Hester M. Peirce surveyed the line regulators must tread, balancing protecting the public with fostering innovation. The SEC regulates an industry that is a gatekeeper for productivity in the rest of the economy: without the funds capital markets provide, it would be difficult for firms to progress and explore new […]