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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'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 we're thinking about

We are currently working on the revised and final version of our report The Effects of Mandatory IFRS Adoption in the EU: A Review of Empirical Research. We have also started work on a series of shorter reports on the theme of Why Accounting Matters: Financial Reporting and Economic Growth and Development.

For further information please contact Brian Singleton-Green.

What's new?

IFBM Reports

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

The Effects of Mandatory IFRS Adoption in the EU

The Effects of Mandatory IFRS Adoption in the EU: A Review of Empirical Research reviews academic research into the effects of mandatory adoption of IFRS in the EU and summarises what it tells us about the costs and benefits of adoption.

IFBM Conference 2014 webcasts

Access webcasts of presentations from the Information for Better Markets Conference, December 2014, on the theme of ‘Capital: reporting, regulation and resource allocation'.

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.