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, 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]
In this issue:
- Our first webinar featured guest Marc Siegel, former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board
- Calcbench Cool Insights
Unremitted foreign earnings, where are you?
Exchange rate effects on cash.
- Geeking Out on the Filings
Campbell Soup gets squeezed.
Disclose your movie plans.
Thoughts on structured data.
On October 5, Marc Joffe of the Reason Foundation published an article on Financial Reporting Standards Can Foster Municipal Market Disruption in the Financial Revolutionist. Below is an excerpt from the article: “While fintech start-ups are disrupting many financial markets, the US municipal bond market has been largely left behind. As a result, the $3.9-trillion muni […more]
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s interactive data test suite has been updated. Comments on the test suite may be submitted via email to StructuredData@sec.gov indicating “Interactive Data Test Suite” in the subject field. The purpose of the public test suite is to assist filers using software to validate Interactive Data prior to its submission to EDGAR. The test […more]
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a rule on Financial Disclosures about Guarantors and Issuers of Guaranteed Securities and Affiliates Whose Securities Collateralize a Registrant’s Securities. The Commission is looking for comment on this proposal within 60 days of October 2, 2018, the date of publication of the proposal in the Federal Register. The proposal […more]
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Grants Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act (H.R. 4887). A Senate version (S. 3834), introduced by Senators James Lankford (OK) and Michael Enzi (WY), was passed by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
On September 27, 2018, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein gave a speech at Georgia State University School of Law titled “From the Data Rush to the Data Wars: A Data Revolution in Financial Markets” which focused on the importance of data and technology. Below is an excerpt from the speech. “Slowly but surely, the Commission is […more]
XBRL US submitted a comment letter to the Financial Stability Board, in response to their Thematic Peer Review on Implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). Feedback from stakeholders was invited to gauge awareness and implementation, as well as challenges and impediments to adoption of the LEI around the world. According to the Global LEI […more]
The CFA Institute publication Data and Technology: Transforming the Financial Information Landscape discusses the benefits of structured data to all parties in the financial reporting supply chain, including companies, auditors, regulators, and investors. This paper addresses the consumption of that structured data, including which data are available and how data are being consumed, and refutes the claim […more]