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Regulation: A View from the Inside

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 […]

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Robot Criminals Cuffed

Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took enforcement action against two robo-advisors for the first time. Technology is rapidly changing the way investment works, and one way it is changing is through the proliferation of robo-advisors; automated, software-based portfolio management services. With AI on the way there’s been increased concerns that AI’s ability to synthesise data […]

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FASB Release 2019 Taxonomy

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) earlier this week announced that the 2019 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and 2019 SEC Reporting Taxonomy (SRT) are both available. The GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other recommended improvements. The 2019 SRT contains elements necessary to meet SEC requirements for financial schedules, condensed consolidating financial information for guarantors, […]

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SEC Seek Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are seeking input on the on-going debate surrounding the effects of mandated quarterly reporting. Earlier this week the SEC published a request for comments on how the Commission can reduce the burden on reporting companies while making sure disclosures are still (or more) effective and ensuring that investors have […]

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Municipal Bond Market Transformation

Just over a month ago we reported on the progress being made towards US state level XBRL. Further optimistic thoughts on that this week from Barnet Sherman in Forbes. While the US municipality bond market is larger than any other, the work being done in this context has direct relevance to government reporting in many other parts of the world.

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Accessing the SEC’s Public but Hidden Data

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.

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SEC Propose XBRL for Insurance Disclosures

This week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a rule proposal on “Updated Disclosure Requirements and Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts” that would require the use of Inline XBRL. The proposed amendments are intended to “harness technology to allow investors, data aggregators, financial analysts, Commission staff, and other data […]

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SEC Uses Data Analysis to Detect Cherry-Picking by Broker

Here at XBRL International, strongly believe that access to transparent, high-quality data can create a fairer, safer financial environment. Earlier this month, the SEC gave us an example of the potential data has to prevent and find fraud. On 12 September the Commission charged a New Jersey-based broker with misusing his access to customers’ brokerage […]

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Opening Private Companies to Broad Investment?

An interview with the SEC Chairman Jay Clayton at Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival this Wednesday indicates that the securities regulator in the US is considering ways to make it easier for individuals to invest in private companies. Rules designed to protect “Main Street” investors from riskier private markets have put stringent income and net-worth […]

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Impact of SEC Final Rule on XBRL Tagging Requirements

The SEC final rule on amendments to disclosure requirements has been published in full, allowing our colleagues at XBRL US to assess its impact on XBRL requirements. In the near-term, the final rule doesn’t require any changes to what is required to be tagged by preparers. The ruling includes some areas that may result in […]

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