Guest Post: Is Assurance Required For XBRL- Based Financial Reporting?

Another in a continuing series on XBRL, an open standard for exchanging business information between systems.

Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice – A Book Review

Cathleen Rittereiser asked me to review her new book, Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice. Given my lack of objectivity about Cathleen’s fabulousness and minimal knowledge of the hedge fund industry, I asked a hedge fund industry veteran, David Fialkowski, to help me.

2010 FEI CFRI Conference: A New York State of Mind

I’m spending a few days in New York, covering the 2010 Financial Executives International (FEI) Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference. It’s two days at the Marriott Marquis chock full of FASBs, GAAP, SEC and CFO -types, and a chance to see some of the others who have covered the conference with me these past […]

The FEI CFRI Conference…And More

I’ve just wrapped up two days of conference attendance here in New York City – The FEI Current Issues in Financial Reporting Conference and the Directorship Boardroom Leaders Forum.The Directorship BLF started with a dinner on Monday night which I was unable to attend but that featured what I heard was a great speech by “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg. The BLF conference itself didn’t kickoff until later Tuesday morning. In the meantime, on Monday I attended several sessions at the FEI CFRI conference.