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TMX Group Names James Oosterbaan to Head NGX

TMX Group Limited appointed James Oosterbaan as President of Natural Gas Exchange Inc. (NGX). NGX, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group, provides electronic trading, central counterparty clearing and data services to the North American natural gas and electricity markets. Mr. Oosterbaan will assume this position on November 1, 2012 and will be based in Calgary, [...]

Dates for First SMEIG Meeting Confirmed

The first meeting of the SME Implementation Group (SMEIG) will take place on Monday 4-Tuesday 5 February 2013 at the offices of the IASB, 30 Cannon Street, London. The SMEIG meeting will be open to public observation (but advance reservation is necessary). More details will be made available nearer the time. The objective of the [...]

A Treaty to Inspire Global Action

On the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, the World Bank and the US EPA come together to celebrate its success and share lessons for future challenges. It was a day to pause and celebrate an environmental success story. In the 1980s, the thinning ozone layer was one of the biggest environmental challenges facing humanity. [...]

EPA Recognizes NYSE Euronext for Green Power Leadership

NYSE Euronext (NYX) has received a 2012 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). NYSE Euronext is the only global exchange operator and one of only 12 organizations nationwide to earn the award for purchasing power generated by environmentally preferable, renewable resources. “Purchasing green power helps our organization become more sustainable, [...]

Joint Forum Releases ‘Principles for the Supervision of Financial Conglomerates’

The Joint Forum issued today its final report on Principles for the Supervision of Financial Conglomerates. The Joint Forum, which comprises the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, addresses issues common to the banking, securities and insurance sectors, including the regulation of financial [...]

Principles for Supervision of Financial Conglomerates Released by Joint Forum

The Joint Forum issued today its final report on Principles for the Supervision of Financial Conglomerates. The Joint Forum, which comprises the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, addresses issues common to the banking, securities and insurance sectors, including the regulation of financial [...]

KPMG Names David McCorquodale As New Head of Retail

KPMG has announced the appointment of David McCorquodale as the new UK head of retail at the firm. David has been with KPMG since 1984 and is one of the founders of the firm’s corporate finance business, advising listed and private companies on divestitures, acquisitions and fund raisings. He currently leads the firm’s European retail [...]

Business Studs Rank KPMG Most

In the annual ‘World Most Attractive Employers’ Universum survey rankings, over 75,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions have given KPMG the number two spot for the third year in a row. “KPMG careers are fascinating, challenging and well rewarded. We are consistently being recognized for our professionalism, innovation, commitment to constant learning [...]

SEC to Hold Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will hold its annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 15 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. This year’s forum will begin with panel discussions on the implementation of the recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, and on small [...]

NYSE Euronext Launches Its Second Exchange Forum

The Exchange Forum in Oporto will take place next week for the second year. Organised by NYSE Euronext, the forum will take place at Palácio da Bolsa on 28th and 29th September 2012 and will be opened by the Portuguese Secretary of State for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation, Carlos Oliveira . Open from 9 a.m. [...]

NYSE Euronext and CF&B Communication Launch 12th Midcap Event

The 12th annual Midcap Event will take place on September 24 and 25 at Palais Brongniart in Paris, spearheaded by NYSE Euronext (NYX) and CF&B Communication. The event will bring together 150 companies listed on the European market of NYSE Euronext and 400 institutional investors from around Europe. The MidCap Event was created in 2000 [...]

A Practical Process for Implementing a Bail-in Resolution Power – Speech by Andrew Gracie

In this speech Andrew Gracie, Director, Special Resolution Unit, looks at how a resolution strategy that “bails in” creditors might work in practice in the context of the Recovery and Resolution Directive. He starts by noting that “bail in” is one of a number of potential resolution strategies set out in the Financial Stability Board’s [...]

Increasing Need to Enhance and Harmonise Disclosure Requirements in Islamic Capital Market

The growing recognition of the increasing significance of the Islamic capital market, especially in view of rising cross-border transactions, has triggered the need for stronger oversight, greater transparency and more robust disclosure requirements, global standard-setters and senior regulators said. The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), two leading [...]

COSO Seeks Comment for Internal Control Over External Financial Reporting

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) – an organization providing thought leadership and guidance on internal control, enterprise risk management and fraud deterrence – has released for public comment an exposure draft of its Internal Control over External Financial Reporting (ICEFR): Compendium of Approaches and Examples. This Compendium, part of COSO’s [...]

Supervisory Board Resolves Executive Board Composition at Deutsche Börse AG

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG resolved changes to the composition of the Executive Board in a meeting held this week. CEO Dr Reto Francioni (57) was reappointed, and will serve a further term of office until 31 October 2016. He has been CEO of Deutsche Börse AG since 2005. At the same meeting, [...]

The Vital Economic Role of the Private Sector, in Uzbekistan and Globally

Janamitra Devan, vice president, Financial and Private Sector Development of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation delivered the following speech in a conference at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Mr. President, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen: It’s a pleasure to join you here today in this beautiful city, and to add the perspective of [...]

NYSE Euronext and CF&B Communication Launch 12th Midcap Event

NYSE Euronext (NYX) and CF&B Communication announced that the 12th annual Midcap Event will take place on September 24 and 25 at Palais Brongniart in Paris. It will bring together 150 companies listed on the European market of NYSE Euronext and 400 institutional investors from around Europe. The MidCap Event was created in 2000 to [...]

Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision – Revised Version Endorsed by Global Bank Supervisors

Banking supervisors and central bankers representing more than 100 countries have today endorsed the Basel Committee’s revised Core principles for effective banking supervision, the global standard for the sound prudential regulation and supervision of banks and banking systems. Delegates met in Istanbul on 13-14 September 2012 for the 17th International Conference of Banking Supervisors, which [...]

KPMG Appoints New Head of Global Communications

KPMG International has appointed Brian Bannister to the newly created post of Head of Global Communications, based in London, UK. Mr. Bannister will join KPMG in December from PwC, where he served for the past five years as UK Director of Communications. He has more than 20 years of experience as a senior corporate communications [...]

FASB Representatives, Accounting Standards Board of Japan Hold Biannual Meeting

Representatives of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Accounting Standards Board of Japan (ASBJ) met on September 13 and 14, 2012, in Tokyo, Japan. This meeting was the thirteenth in a series of biannual meetings between the FASB and the ASBJ. The FASB has been actively holding joint meetings with the International Accounting [...]

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