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Mike Willis to lead SEC’s New Data Office

As innovations in data analysis – many of which are enabled by structured data – grow in importance to capital markets, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) aims to stay on the ball with the launch of a new Office of Data Science and Innovation.

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SEC’s Data-Driven Enforcement on the rise

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has never been shy of enforcement action. It’s very encouraging to see evidence that the Commission’s enforcers are increasingly relying on advanced analytics.

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SEC publishes draft 2021 Taxonomies

Earlier this week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the draft 2021 SEC Taxonomies for public review and comment.

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SEC proposes improved Shareholder disclosures

Regulators today collect a wealth of information on companies to help keep capital markets safe, however, not all that data is relevant for the average investor. This summer the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed an overhaul of disclosures aimed at shareholders, designed to make them more accessible and useful for retail investors.

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Second Phase for SEC iXBRL Reporting begins

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently stepped up its phased approach to introducing Inline XBRL (iXBRL) tagging requirements.

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ESG “Scores” unhelpful for Investors

This week the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a (virtual) meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee. Amongst other topics, on the agenda were questions of private investments in relation to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton introduced the committee by underlining why, for him, the current system of […]

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SEC updates Test Suite

Of relevance to software vendors working with US filings, this week the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated its interactive data test suite in order to help software vendors to produce filings that conform to the rules set out in the Edgar Filing Manual. The test suite is a way of expressing those rules in […]

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The need for Contractual Obligations Tables amid Covid-19

Should the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) do away with tables consisting of information that can be compiled elsewhere? This week CFA Institute’s Mohini Singh, ACA, outlines the CFA and Council of Institutional Investor’s arguments against some of the SEC’s proposed updates to Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A). Their response highlights that although many of […]

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The Need for Contractual Obligations Tables Amid Covid 19

This is a guest post by Ms Mohini Singh, ACA, Director Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute. CFA Institute and the Council of Institutional Investors responded to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Proposed Rule: Management’s Discussion and Analysis, Selected Financial Data, and Supplementary Financial Information. Many of the Commission’s proposals recommend the elimination of information that […]

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XBRL US supports XBRL for MD&A Filing

XBRL US has published a comment letter encouraging the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to include XBRL tagging in recent proposals to modernise Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) disclosures. Other parts of the world often call these disclosures “Management Commentary”. Earlier this year the SEC proposed a number of reforms to modernise, enhance and simplify […]

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