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Global Advocacy News and Impact (PDF)

In this issue we provide you with the first-of-its-kind, European-wide perspective on the MiFID II policy. The new report, MiFID II; One Year On, offers an informative assessment of the current investment research market, with feedback from both the buy-side and the sell-side of the investment industry. We also share our comments on the Competition Markets Authority to require joint audits and peer review because we do not believe that these increase audit quality. We support greater regulator oversight of audit committees, but not the breakup of the “Big 4” audit companies.

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Americas Policy Briefing Book (PDF)

Spring 2018: This report presents our comment letters to regulators regarding capital markets and investment issues and includes our remarks on regulations and regulatory proposals that we deem important. It also provides examples of content that elucidate our position and outlook on these matters.

Capital Formation: The Evolving Role of Public and Private Markets

Capital formation and implications for investors: A combination of readily available private capital in search of higher returns in a low interest rate environment, as well as less capital-intensive new business models, has served to give new businesses more funding options than ever before. At the same time, there is no need to offer regulatory shortcuts to make public markets more attractive to new businesses seeking funding.

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Leases: What Investors Need to Know About the New Standard

Basics of new US GAAP and IFRS standard which will have significant impact on the balance sheets of many companies including how the income statement and presentation of cash flow treatments will differ under the two standards.

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