SEC’s Release on Incorporating IFRS into the U.S. Financial Reporting System: Investor Considerations

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39:00, audio webcast, recorded on 30 June 2011
Posted on 2 August 2011

Sandra J. Peters, CPA, CFA, leads the Financial Reporting Policy team at CFA Institute responsible for tracking all financial reporting issues, including coordinating the efforts of the Corporate Disclosure Policy Council, a key committee of CFA Institute volunteers that reviews and comments on financial reporting policy initiatives worldwide. She serves as spokesperson for CFA Institute to key financial reporting standard setters including the IASB, FASB, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most recently, Ms. Peters served as vice president and corporate controller at MetLife, Inc. Prior to joining MetLife, she was a partner at KPMG LLP providing audit services primarily for insurance and financial services companies in the United States and Europe. Ms. Peters graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BSBA in accounting and she holds an MBA in finance from Indiana University. She is a CPA licensed in New York, Texas, and Nebraska.

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Gerald I. White, CFA, has been a financial analyst and investment adviser for more than 40 years and is president of Grace & White, Inc, investment counsel. He has represented the analyst community in the financial reporting process and served on FASAC and several FASB task forces. He is currently the chair of the CFA Institute Corporate Disclosure Policy Council. He has taught financial statement analysis at the graduate level and has co-authored The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements, one of the leading textbooks on the subject. CFA Institute has awarded him its Distinguished Service Award and C. Stewart Sheppard Award. He has an AB degree (mathematics and economics) from Brown University and an MBA (finance) from New York University, Stern School of Business.

This information is accurate as of the date of the recording.

Mohini Singh, ACA, is director of financial reporting policy at CFA Institute. Most recently she served as the global accounting analyst leading the CFA Institute IFRS implementation effort. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Ms. Singh served as a policy adviser for the Institute of International Finance where she worked on international policy initiatives in the areas of financial reporting and audit. She was general manager and financial controller of Disha, a service organization dedicated to development programs for the underprivileged, and she was also an audit manager at KPMG supervising audits and conducting due diligence reviews. She graduated from Oxford University with a BA in philosophy, politics, and economics and has an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Chartered Accountant.

This information is accurate as of the date of posting.



CFA Institute is pleased to offer this timely webinar to update members and other interested investors on the contents of the recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Release, Exploring a Possible Method of Incorporation, which proposes one alternative for incorporating IFRS into the United States financial reporting system. The session:
  • Provides an investor-focused overview of key aspects of the SEC Release.
  • Highlights considerations of importance to CFA Institute members, analysts, and investors in evaluating their position on the SEC Release.  
  • Seeks investor input and reactions on key aspects of the proposal.
For more information see the Securities and Exchange Commission Release, Exploring a Possible Method of Incorporation (PDF).

This is an archived recording of a live event that took place on 30 June 2011.

Please note that text may be difficult to read in this recording. The presentation slides are available for download in the video player.
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