October 31, 2012

CIRI Launches the First of Three Online Publications


Today, we are excited to unveil the first of our three primary publications - wIRed, IR leader (formerly Newsline) and IR focus.

Congratulations CPIR Graduates!


CIRI congratulates the Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) graduates.
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Canadian Regulators Publish Consultation Paper on a Statutory Best Interest Duty

Canadian Securities Administrators - October 25, 2012

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment CSA Consultation Paper 33-403 The Standard of Conduct for Advisers and Dealers: Exploring the Appropriateness of Introducing a Statutory Best Interest Duty When Advice is Provided to Retail Clients. The Consultation Paper explores the potential benefits and competing considerations of introducing a statutory fiduciary, or ‘best interest’, standard for advisers and dealers when they provide advice to retail clients.

Canadians Go to the Polls to Provide Input on Auditor Reporting Issues

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants - October 25, 2012

In September, over 1,000 attended a webinar on new auditor reporting proposals. Their responses to a series of polling questions make for interesting reading.

Staff Commentary - Newly Issued IFRSs: Early Adoption and Advance Disclosure Issues

Financial Accounting & Assurance Standards Canada - October 24, 2012

When does a newly issued or amended IFRS become effective in Canada? Read this AcSB staff commentary for answers to this sometimes complex question.

Foresight Project Pronounces HFTs Mostly A O.K.

Traders Magazine - October 24, 2012

High-frequency trading gets a clean, but qualified, bill of health from a just released study sponsored by the British government.

Proxy Contests: Lessons from 2012 Proxy Season

Blakes Bulletin - October 23, 2012

The 2012 proxy season was an active one in Canada and provided valuable guidance for both issuers and shareholders to consider as the 2013 proxy season approaches.

Why Has Corporate Social Responsibility Stalled?

Forbes - October 22, 2012

CSR has come a long way in a very short time. But while CSR remains a high priority, social performance has been lackluster and corporate leaders want to know how to increase the value of their investments in this area.

Will Canada Make Room for Crowdfunding?

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP - October 22, 2012

When the U.S. recently changed its securities laws to enable equity crowdfunding, advocates of the practice to the North started urging Canadian securities administrators to follow suit.

Giving Good Guidance: What Every Public Company Should Know

Latham & Watkins LLP - October 18, 2012

Every public company must decide whether and to what extent to give the market guidance about future operating results.

Advocates Overrating the Benefits of Buybacks

CFO - October 17, 2012

A 20% boost in share price from buying back stock may sound attractive, but over five years it’s a below-average return.

Throwing Out Insiders Won't Fix Corporate Boards

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants - October 25, 2012

There's little or no evidence that the modern criteria for good corporate governance actually lead to better-governed corporations.

High-Speed Trading No Longer Hurtling Forward

The New York Times - October 14, 2012

The hottest new thing on Wall Street is cooling down.

Are Public Corporations Passť?

Time Magazine - Octoer 12, 2012

On its face, the number is stark: From the end of 1997 through this August, the number of companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States plunged by 44%.

Battle Lines Drawn in Proxy Access Votes

Corporate Secretary - September 12, 2012

Shareholders in the United States advocating so-called ‘proxy access’ are virtually certain to continue pressing for the controversial new rules next year, after winning a small but significant portion of votes at annual meetings this past spring.


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