The US Securities and Exchange Commission has published a proposed collection and comment request on the existing collection of information from Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, or NRSROs.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently focused its attention on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs. SPACs are cash-only investment vehicles that are formed and listed with a view to taking private companies public.
On 17 April 2021, Gary Gensler was sworn into office as a Member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which he joins as Chair. He was nominated for the post by President Joe Biden early in the year, and confirmed by the US Senate on 14 April.
An article published in Forbes on 15 April, titled ‘The SEC’s Technology Modernization Is Accelerating – Are You Ready?’ calls out XBRL as one of the most important aspects of modernisation efforts at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Following its adoption of this year’s updated taxonomies from the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has updated EDGAR, its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system.
In another annual taxonomy refresh, the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has confirmed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved its 2021 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy (GRT) and 2021 SEC Reporting Taxonomy (SRT), together known as the ‘US GAAP Taxonomy.’
The issue of investment stewardship is an increasingly visible one, thanks to the expansion of passive investment and expanded investor focus on ESG. It’s a topic we’re sure to explore further in the future, particularly with a view to the way that transparency can contribute to the functioning of markets in this field.
Testing opportunities are a win all round says John Truzzolino, Chair of the XBRL US Regulatory Modernization Working Group and Director of Donnelley Financial Services (DFIN), in his point-of-view piece ‘SEC BETA EDGAR Helps Vendors and Issuers.’
Continuing its recent focus on climate, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking comments from the public on its climate change disclosure rules and related guidance, and whether and how they should be modified.
In further Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) news from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the agency has announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in its Division of Enforcement.