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Information for Better Markets

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Information for Better Markets is the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty’s thought leadership programme. It subjects key issues in financial reporting to careful and impartial analysis, and focuses on three broad themes: disclosure, measurement and regulation.

What it's all about?

Information for Better Markets is the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty’s thought leadership programme. It subjects key issues in financial reporting to careful and impartial analysis, and focuses on three broad themes: disclosure, measurement and regulation.

What we're thinking about

We are currently working on a report on Disclosure in Financial Reporting. This will look at whether financial reporting disclosures are too long and cumbersome or, as some users maintain, too brief. We would welcome your views.

Please send any comments to Brian Singleton-Green who is developing this report.

What we've been done

Our most recent Information for Better Markets report is Reporting Business Risks: Meeting Expectations. This looks at why risk reporting in practice seems to have been disappointing and at how it can be improved.

Our most recent Information for Better Markets Conference, in December 2011, was on the theme of ‘Accounting for financial instruments: everybody’s problem?’  If you missed the conference, and you want to find out more, please view the webcasts of the presentations.

Over the time of the programme, ICAEW has published 11 Information for Better Markets reports and recorded seven webcasts. Please view the library of work within this thought leadership programme:

What's new?

IFBM Reports

Information about published reports in the Information for Better Markets series, including PDFs of the reports.

Market and Regulatory Failures

This report in the Financial Reporting Faculty’s Information for Better Markets series examines the problems of disclosure in financial reporting and proposes a package of reforms (December 2013).

IFBM webcasts

View webinars and webcasts of Information for Better Markets lectures and conferences.

Financial reporting disclosure webinar

In this joint webinar between ICAEW and the IASB, Brian Singleton-Green talks about the Financial Report Faculty's recent report on Financial Reporting Disclosure and discusses ICAEW's recommendations on the issue, while Kristy Robinson, Technical Principal at the IASB, shares the IASB’s plans.

The future of IFRS webinars

On 20 March our Financial Reporting Faculty hosted two free live webinars as part of our Information for better Markets thought leadership programme. The webinars covered key questions and recommendations from our recent report The Future of IFRS.