In this issue we provide you with background on our updated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policy statement to address the growing global focus on ESG issues as they relate to investment management and corporate reporting responsibilities. We also deliver a summary of our media attention, recent comment letters, and global advocacy efforts, along with an overview of our "seats at the table" – all of which highlight how we continuously work for our members and the investment community.
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 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.
Financial Reporting Requirements & Issues
Auditing Requirements & Practices
Investment Products & Services
Financial Market Regulation
- Analyst Ethics
- Analyst Research Process
- Automated Advisors
- Business Continuity Plans for Advisers
- Commission-Based Advice
- Conflicts of Interest
- Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs)
- Elements of Effective Regulation
- Expanded SEC Examination Program for Advisers
- Fiduciary Duty
- Market Rules Covering Individuals, Firms & Trading Markets
- MiFID Conduct-of-Business Rules
- Payment for Investment Research
- Regulatory Capture
- Systemic Risk
Asset Management Firm Issues