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An Intermediate Approach to the Auditor Rotation Issue

Robert Pozen | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Robert Pozen

Mandatory audit rotation as a blanket rule is probably not cost effective. Instead, the PCAOB should require the audit committee to issue a RFP for the auditor engagement every 15 years, but allow the existing auditor to participate in the bidding process.

China Considers Allowing U.S. Regulators To Probe Mainland Firms

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Clare Baldwin and Nanette Byrnes) - U.S. regulators, reeling from a series of scandals over U.S.-listed Chinese companies, will head to Beij...

Yo, Congress, Keep on Truckin' -- Can You Dig It?

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

There is an obligation upon those drafting laws and regulations to do so with sufficient clarity so as to convey what precise conduct is proscribed or...

The Supreme Court's PCAOB Ruling and Wall Street's Self-Regulation

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

On June 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court held in Free Enterprise Fund et al. v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board et al. that Sarbanes-Oxley unconstitutionally restricted the President of the United States.

Suitability, Innovation and Meaningful Regulatory Reform

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis Santiago

Why isn't one of the pillars of emerging financial regulatory reform the institution of a "Black Swan" test that examines new financial product innovation and subjects it to some form of systemic risk consequence test?