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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SEC Pilot for Implementation of Closed End Investment Company Rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that they will be conducting a pilot phase to implement their final rule, Securities Offering Reform for Closed-End Investment Companies. The pilot phase will start with the next major EDGAR system update in September 2021 for a 4 month period (ending January 31, 2022). The Closed-End Investment Company […more]


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

XBRL US Comments on SEC RFI on Climate Change Disclosures

XBRL US submitted a letter responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) request for input on Climate Change Disclosures. Key recommendations made in the letter: The SEC should play a key role in the process of standardizing climate-related disclosures, to ensure that standards set globally are suited for U.S. listed companies, as many U.S. […more]


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

XBRL US Comments on FERC Data Collection of Utilities Identifiers

XBRL US submitted a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to their request for comment on Data Collection for Analytics and Surveillance and Market-Based Rate Purposes. The focus of the XBRL US letter was on the section in the proposal that market-based rate sellers provide utility identifiers for certain upstream affiliates […more]


Monday, May 24, 2021

SEC Commissioner Lee Speech on Materiality

SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee’s speech, Living in a Material World: Myths and Misconceptions about “Materiality”, addressed, among other topics, the importance of the investor in determining what is “material” and should be disclosed, including ESG-related data. The commissioner’s talk concluded with these remarks: “We must not operate under the false assumption that the securities laws […more]

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Calcbench Insider: May 2021

In this issue:

  • non-GAAP adjustments
  • executive compensation
  • Rite Aid Corp. and negative goodwill
  • corporate income taxes

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

White House Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk

The White House published an Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk, which addressed the plan to establish “…within 120 days of the date of this order, a comprehensive, Government-wide strategy regarding: (a)  the measurement, assessment, mitigation, and disclosure of climate-related financial risk to Federal Government programs, assets, and liabilities in order to increase the long-term […more]

Financial Transparency Act (H.R. 2989) Reintroduced to 117th Congress

The Financial Transparency Act (FTA) was reintroduced to the 117th Congress by co-sponsors, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) as H.R. 2989. If passed, the FTA will improve government operating efficiency by streamlining regulatory reporting. It calls for eight financial regulatory agencies of the U.S. Financial Oversight Council (FSOC) to adopt and apply […more]

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

SEC Proposed Data Collection from NRSROs

On April 27, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission published their proposed collection and comment request on the existing collection of information from Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSRO) to the Federal Register. NRSROs are required to disclose credit rating histories in XBRL format using the SEC’s Record of Credit Ratings Taxonomy. Comments are due […more]


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Treasury Secretary Yellen Comments on ESG Disclosures

On April 21, 2021, U.S. Treasury published remarks given by Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen to the Institute of International Finance regarding climate-related issues. In her speech, Secretary Yellen lays out Treasury’s “whole-of-government” approach to climate change, and points out the importance of ESG disclosures as follows: “This brings me to our initiatives to […more]

European Commission Proposes CSRD Requiring iXBRL for ESG Disclosures

On April 21, 2021, the European Commission adopted a package of sustainability-related measures including its proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) which aims to make corporate reporting of sustainability measures more consistent, comparable and reliable. The CSRD, as proposed, will require the use of Inline XBRL for the reporting of environmental, social and […more]