Thursday, November 22, 2007

XBRL advisory council

The International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation (a.k.a. IASCF) today announced the formation of an XBRL advisory council, which I have the honour to say that I am a member of on behalf of the CFA Institute. I am looking forward to contributing my small share to the further establishment of XBRL as a major agent of change in the preparation, dissemination and use of financial reporting.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Asset pooling

epn has an interesting story mostly about the competition between asset pooling locations in Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. The Belgian approach with its relaxed solvency regime gets bad marks, especially with regards to next year's Commission review of the Directive and its transposition.