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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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September 19, 2014 Pound Gains With Europe Stocks, Spain Bonds on Scotland

Source: Bloomberg

The pound rose against the euro, and U.K. shares led European stocks to a 6 1/2-year high as Spanish bonds surged after Scotland rejected independence. U.S. index futures rose, while commodities fell to a five-year low.

September 19, 2014 CalPERS Receives Citigroup Settlement Payment Totaling $88 Million

Source: CalPers

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has $88 million more in its investment portfolio thanks to a payment received this week from the California Attorney General's Office as part of a global settlement...[more]

September 19, 2014 Price transparency: A first step toward true healthcare reform

Source: Fierce Health Finance

The growing movement to reveal prices for hospital procedures is just one piece of the healthcare reform puzzle, according to leading experts who spoke Wednesday at The Economist's Health Care Forum 2014 in Boston.

Research & Insights

September 16, 2014 It's clear that prosperity and climate change action can go hand in hand

Source: Guardian (UK)

The link between economic growth and action to reduce the risks of climate change is the focus of the New Climate Economy report issued on Tuesday. Its credentials are impressive and its findings emphatic.

August 27, 2014 Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare: study

Source: Yahoo News

When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax...

August 19, 2014 Not Everyone is On Board With Executive Pay Communications

Source: FEI

A survey by compensation consultants Pearl Meyer & Partners found that while most outside directors said the level of internal communication regarding executive compensation was “just right” (88 percent), only about half of...

Commentary & Opinion

September 19, 2014 Is Your Money Safe? Risk Management Blindspots That Cost Investors Dearly

Source: Forbes

Both retail and institutional investors who have survived one or more economic recessions have learned that they cannot select their money managers solely on a demonstrated stream of at or above benchmark returns and that they...

September 18, 2014 Kingsdale’s Wes Hall gives his view on the ‘state of the proxy season’

Source: Financial Post

Wes Hall, the founder and chief executive at Kingsdale Shareholder Services, a shareholder communications firm that’s very active in proxy contests, has two pieces of advice to his issuing clients: keep talking to your...

September 18, 2014 Market Structure Map - Risk

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Is the stock market poised for an advance to the rear? Gains yesterday notwithstanding, our measures of market sentiment reflected in the ten-point ModernIR Behavioral Index dipped to negative this week for the first time since...[more]




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