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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 done

Our most recent Information for Better Markets report is The Effects of Mandatory IFRS Adoption in the EU: A Review of Empirical Research.

Our most recent Information for Better Markets Conference, in December 2014, was on the theme of ‘Capital: reporting, regulation and resource allocation’. If you missed the conference, and want to find out more, webcasts of the presentations will be available shortly.

All our reports in the Information for Better Markets series and webcasts of the most recent lectures and conferences are available online:

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.