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“Accounting…and…accountability” – these are clearly linked terms with common meaning that emerged along with the modern capitalist system, deriving from Middle European languages and cultures.  “Accounting,” (says Webster’s New Collegiate) is derived from the medieval, “to tell…” -- as today’s accounting systems are designed to “accurately tell the story” of an organization’s financial condition. 

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November 25, 2015 Costs of Including Accounting Performance Goals in Executive Compensation

Source: CBS St.Louis

How is firm performance related to executive compensation goals? Using a large dataset of performance goals employed in incentive contracts we study this question.

November 25, 2015 Exclusive: ECB discusses two-tiered bank charges, broader bond buys - officials

Source: Reuters

Euro zone central bank officials are considering options such as whether to stagger charges on banks hoarding cash or to buy more debt ahead of the next European Central Bank meeting, according to officials.

November 25, 2015 CalPERS shared $3.4 bln in private equity profits over 25 years

Source: Reuters

The nation's largest public pension, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said on Tuesday that it had paid $3.4 billion to private equity firms in profit-sharing over the past 25 years - a big step to opening the...

Research & Insights

November 17, 2015 Unmitigated climate change to shrink global economy by 23 percent - text/video

Source: Reuters

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris days away, a new study suggests that, left unchecked, climate change will shrink the global economy by 23 percent

November 12, 2015 UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidies

Source: The Guardian

The UK is alone among G7 nations in dramatically increasing its fossil fuel subsidies, despite an earlier pledge to phase them out, a new report has found.

October 26, 2015 German business optimism resilient after VW scandal

Source: Washington Post

FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany’s Ifo index of business optimism fell by less than expected in October, as executives’ outlooks for Europe’s largest economy remained relatively strong despite worries about a scandal at Volkswagen...

Commentary & Opinion

November 24, 2015 Yellen defends Fed policy, calls for gradual hikes

Source: CNBC

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday argued for gradual rate normalization, and called an interest rate hike "appropriate" if central bank officials see progress toward labor and inflation goals.

November 20, 2015 This is why the Fed has waited to hike, says Ken Griffin

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve has lost some of its credibility this year after months of promising to raise interest rates and not pulling the trigger — but hedge fund king Ken Griffin thinks the central bank has waited to hike because it...

November 19, 2015 Discretionary Executive Compensation Enhancements And Their Impact On The Say-On-Golden-Parachute Advisory Vote

Source: Mondaq

Under Item 402(t) of Regulation S-K, public companies are required to provide their shareholders with a non-binding vote to approve "golden parachute" compensation arrangements disclosed in their merger- and acquisition-related...


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