The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

SEC’s Cox to provide guidelines for adoption of XBRL

Christopher Cox, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman, is expected to release recommendations this week about how US companies can adopt extensible business reporting language (XBRL) for their financial reporting. This follows the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting’s report, released in February, which recommended that companies should use XBRL to tag their financial data.

XBRL is a an electronic communication standard that could increase the usefulness of business and financial information reported to government agencies, as well as reducing costs and increasing efficiency for users.

The February report asked the regulator to go one step further and eventually mandate that all public companies use XBRL and share that information with the SEC without an external auditor’s review. However, the SEC has thus far decided not to mandate its adoption.

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: The UK’s New Prudential Regime for Investment Firms – Time to Prepare!

With the implementation of the new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), the FCA is aiming to streamline and simplify the prudential requirements for solo-regulated investment firms in the UK. Under the new regime, all MiFID authorized, Collective Portfolio Management Investment Firms (i.e. UK UCITS ManCo and Alternative Investment Fund Management Firms permitted to undertake Additional Activities)...

BLOG

DSB Opens First Consultation on UPI Fee Principles

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) opened a first round of industry consultation on fee principles for the Unique Product Identifier (UPI) today. The consultation ends on 5 March 2021 and is the first of two consultations before a final report is published in September 2021. The UPI will come into play in 2022 and will...

EVENT

RegTech Summit London

Now in its 5th year, the RegTech Summit in London explores how the European financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.

GUIDE

Entity Data Management Handbook – Seventh Edition

Sourcing entity data and ensuring efficient and effective entity data management is a challenge for many financial institutions as volumes of data rise, more regulations require entity data in reporting, and the fight again financial crime is escalated by bad actors using increasingly sophisticated techniques to attack processes and systems. That said, based on best...