SEC Publishes Rules To Be Reviewed Per Regulatory Flexibility Act Including XBRL Requirements

On November 27, 2018, the SEC published in the Federal Register, a “List of Rules to Be Reviewed Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act”. Included in the list of rules to be reviewed are the rules requiring the use of XBRL for public companies, mutual funds and credit rating agencies. Comments are due by December […more]


SEC Staff Find IFRS Filers Have Higher Custom Tag Rate Than US GAAP Filers

Staff in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic Risk and Analysis (DERA) analyzed XBRL submissions by IFRS filers to review custom tag rates. The purpose of the analysis was to determine whether IFRS filers, in their first year of required XBRL submissions, were being consistent in their use of custom tags with other […more]


SEC Posts Draft EDGAR Filer Manual

The Securities and Exchange Commission has posted a draft EDGAR manual. The changes outlined in the draft manual, if approved, are scheduled to take effect on December 17, 2018 and January 28, 2019 for non-rule based changes or on the rule effective date for changes related to SEC rules. See SEC Final Rules posted on […more]


XBRL US Announces RDG Filings 2019 Support for Center for Data Quality

XBRL US announced today that RDG Filings, a full service XBRL preparation and provider of disclosure management tools, has renewed their membership in the XBRL US Center for Data Quality for 2019. The Center for Data Quality is an industry-driven collaborative with a mission to address the public’s concerns about the quality and usability of […more]


SEC Rule Proposal on Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts Includes Inline XBRL

The Securities and Exchange Commission 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 proposal notes: “We are proposing to require the use of the Inline XBRL format for the submission of certain required disclosures in […more]


SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Speech on “Improving Information for Investors in the Digital Age”

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein gave an address to the Council of Institutional Investors named “Improving Information for Investors in the Digital Age”. Here are some notable quotes from the Commissioner: …Just a few weeks ago, a group of institutional investors, asset managers, state treasurers, and others petitioned the SEC. They asked the Commission to require […more]


SEC Launches FinHub for Innovation and Financial Technology

SEC Launches Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub). The FinHub will serve as a resource for public engagement on the SEC’s FinTech-related issues and initiatives, such as distributed ledger technology (including digital assets), automated investment advice, digital marketplace financing, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. FinHub activities include: 1) Provide a portal for industry and the public […more]


IFRS Foundation Proposes Updates to IFRS Taxonomy 2018

IFRS Foundation Proposes Updates to IFRS Taxonomy 2018, Requests Comment During a Public Review. The Proposed Update includes common reporting practice for disclosure requirements in IFRS 13, such as: 1) sensitivity of fair value measurement to changes in unobservable inputs; and 2) quantitative information about significant unobservable inputs used in fair value measurement. The public comment […more]


SEC Request for Comment

Wednesday, October 31 - Friday, March 15, 2019
US Securities & Exchange Commission Comment Period
Submit comments

Updated Disclosure Requirements and Summary Prospectus for Variable Annuity and Variable Life Insurance Contracts The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose rule changes designed to improve disclosure for investors about variable annuities and variable life insurance contracts. The proposal is intended to help investors better understand these contracts’ features, fees, and risks, and […more]


Data Quality Committee Joint Meeting with SEC Staff

1:00 PM EDT Wednesday, October 10, 2018
XBRL US Meeting

The XBRL US Data Quality Committee meets periodically with the staff of the SEC to discuss issues relating to the use of XBRL data. The purpose of the following highlights is to summarize the issues discussed at the meetings. These highlights do not represent official positions of the XBRL US Data Quality Committee. In addition, […more]