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2018 tech audit of Colonial Pipeline found 'glaring' problemsAn outside audit three years ago of the major East Coast pipeline company hit by a cyberattack found “atrocious” information management practices and “a patchwork of poorly connected and secured systems,” its author told The Associated Press.
11:59 a.m. May 7, 2021
With Bravery and Integrity, Abe Briloff Exposed Shady Accounting
Briloff’s detective work exposed the accounting tricks used by well-known companies in the late 1960s.
10:45 a.m. May 5, 2021
Tesla’s Bitcoin Holdings Won’t Help Its Credit Rating. Here’s Why.
Analysts at S&P Ratings say the cryptocurrency isn’t liquid or accessible enough to be counted like cash, Treasuries, or other financial assets in their calculations.
3:00 a.m. April 29, 2021
ESG Funds Are Surging. Without Standards, They Remain 'Buyer Beware.'
The momentous shift into sustainable investing comes cautionary tale, writes impact-investor Jean Case.
7:36 a.m. April 2, 2021
John Taft: A Fiery Endorsement of Values-Based Investing
The vice chairman of Baird (and great-grandson of a former president) tells Barron’s Advisor how he decided politics was not his path. And he details his passionate support for values-based investing.
6:39 a.m. March 20, 2021
Vanguard is beefing up its ESG staffing – are more sustainable-investing funds on the way?As data quality improves, Vanguard thinks about its next steps.
3:33 p.m. March 8, 2021
Sleepy estate in Westchester County, N.Y., may play starring role in Trump tax cases Both a criminal probe led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and a civil inquiry by New York Attorney General Letitia James have an eye on the 213-acre property, called Seven Springs.
5:06 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021
Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies
In a year marked by a pandemic, recession, and social unrest, companies found their conscience—and shareholders benefited.
5:00 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021
Markets Want Climate Risk Disclosure. Time to Give It to Them.
This is a do-or-die moment for the disclosure of climate risks, says former SEC and CFTC chair Mary Schapiro.
2:00 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021
The Days of Easy Access to Chinese Growth Are Long Gone
Investors looking to mainland China for growth should pump the brakes.
4:32 a.m. Jan. 9, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Poshmark IPO: 5 things to know about the online marketplace before it goes publicDays after Wish parent ContextLogic Inc. began trading, Poshmark Inc., an online marketplace that sells clothing, accessories, beauty products and items for the home, has filed to go public.
1:31 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020
- By John Coates
New SEC chair needs to tackle these 5 big issues so the government can do a better job for investors Reforms should focus on accredited investors, proxy advisers, broker conduct and company financial reportsSEC reforms should focus on accredited investors, proxy advisers, broker conduct and company financial reports.
8:52 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020
ESG Standards Convergence Could Happen in Next 12 to 24 Months, Accounting Body Chief Says
BofA CEO Moynihan presses for reporting aligned with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
6:10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2020
Delisting Chinese Companies Could Be Bad for Investors. But It’s the Right Thing to Do.
Chinese companies that don’t adhere to U.S. audit and accounting standards may soon be kicked off U.S. exchanges. Institutional investors have several options, but individual investors could be hurt.
10:09 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020
- By Mark Hulbert
Why shares of Chinese companies could soon be more expensive Congress approves delisting Chinese companies that flout U.S. accounting rules — and investors pay the priceCongress approves delisting Chinese companies that flout U.S. accounting rules — and investors pay the price.
6:55 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020
- By Bill Bischoff
How you can use your IRA to invest in gold and other precious metals --- and the federal tax implicationsTax Guy explains how to use IRAs to make direct investments in actual precious metal coins and bullion.
1:19 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020
The fund-management industry wants better ESG disclosure -- here's what it says Biden should doNew head of the ICI unveils a new position for the industry trade group on climate change and other environmental, social, and corporate governance factors.
3:22 p.m. Dec. 2, 2020
House Passes China Delisting Bill. What That Means for Investors.
The bill could set the stage for delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges if they don’t comply with audit rules.
11:40 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020
Here's how you can add sustainable investments to your 401(k) holdings even if your plan doesn't include ESG fundsMany 401(k) plans have few choices for investors interested in socially responsible investing, but with a little digging, you can find some choices.
4:46 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020
- By Jay Lipman
Investors are losing patience with Big Tech over its lax policing of harmful internet content Media companies have a responsibility to disseminate fair, accurate and inclusive contentMedia companies have a responsibility to disseminate fair, accurate and inclusive content.
1:34 p.m. Nov. 9, 2020
- By Abby Schultz
How a Biden Administration Will Boost ESG and Impact InvestingExperts are expecting several changes, including improvements to the CRA and prioritizing of social businesses
1:07 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020
Kevin Keller: CFP Board Can Grow Ranks, Protect Consumers
As his organization grows and attracts criticism, the chief of the CFP Board says standards are being tightened. And he looks at looming challenges—including the fact that there are more CFPs over age 70 than under age 30.
2:30 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
BlackRock Pushes for Single Reporting Framework for ESG
The world’s largest asset manager said that enhanced, standardized sustainability reporting “is critical” to investors’ ability to account for material environmental, social, and governance factors.
2:30 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020
15 Companies That Pay the Most in Stock Compensation
Stock-based compensation can both inflate free cash flow and be a burdensome tax expense.
10:05 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020
- By Julie Moret
DOL’s ESG proposal: sustainability is essential Franklin Templeton: Integrating ESG is good, prudent investingFranklin Templeton: Integrating ESG is good, prudent investing
12:55 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020
- By Huw van Steenis
Climate change has now reached a tipping point among global investors Disruption is a powerful incentive for investors and companies to move money into sustainable industriesDisruption is a powerful incentive for investors and companies to move money into sustainable industries.
3:39 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020
- Associated Press
Des Moines pushes back as Iowa’s Trump-aligned governor insists on classroom return Gov. Kim Reynolds’s order allows waivers for online-only instruction only in school districts with 15% positivity rates in coronavirus testingGov. Kim Reynolds’s order allows waivers for online-only instruction only in school districts with 15% positivity rates in coronavirus testing.
12:59 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020
- By Kerry Hannon
Avoid these common flaws of many retirement plans 5 ways to get them right for a more financially secure futureLots of retirees have regrets about their retirement choices. Here are 5 big things many people get wrong.
11:17 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020
Some 95% of the Comments on the Labor Department’s Proposed ESG Rule Oppose it, an Analysis Shows
Rule would require retirement-plan fiduciaries to choose investments “based solely on financial considerations,”
7:13 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020
The U.S. is telling colleges to avoid Chinese stocks. Here’s whyThe Trump administration is putting pressure on U.S. colleges to avoid investing in Chinese markets.
12:40 p.m. Aug. 15, 2020
- By Kerry Hannon
Are you facing early retirement? Here’s how to prepare Financial advisers offer suggestions on this tricky decisionMany older workers who’ve lost jobs or been offered early retirement severance packages are choosing to pack it in.
5:27 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020
Innovation is too important to be left to investors aloneWe ought to ensure we are investing in technologies that are safe, environmentally sound, empower rather than simply replace human labor, and are consistent with democratic values and human rights.
10:51 a.m. July 25, 2020
- By Keith Jurow
The feared jumbo mortgage debacle is here — thanks to the coronavirus — and ready to pound the housing market COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing borrowers’ ability to stay in their homesCOVID-19 pandemic is squeezing borrowers’ ability to stay in their homes, writes Keith Jurow.
11:54 a.m. July 24, 2020
- By Jennifer J. Schulp
The ‘Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act’ has all the nuance of a sledgehammer Legislation that targets Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock markets places the SEC in a geopolitical minefieldLegislation that targets Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock markets places the SEC in a geopolitical minefield.
12:16 p.m. July 17, 2020
BlackRock’s Fink Says U.S. Proposal to Limit ESG Investing Will Boost Interest
A recent U.S. proposal would discourage retirement plans from investments based on environmental, social and governance considerations. BlackRock’s Fink says using such criteria is consistent with a manager’s fiduciary responsibility.
8:48 a.m. July 11, 2020
Delisting Chinese Companies Won’t Be Easy, SEC Hearing Shows
A hearing at the SEC showed that any moves would be complicated—even as there is momentum for more transparency and a against China—and would likely take time.
4:38 a.m. June 29, 2020
- By Ellie Ismailidou
How to build an investment portfolio that supports racial justice Measuring the social impact of your stocks and bonds is not always easy, but there are still many tools to help you promote racial equity with your investmentsMeasuring the social impact of your stocks and bonds is not always easy, but there are still many tools to help you promote racial equity with your investments.
3:58 p.m. June 26, 2020
Big Companies Have Embraced Corporate Responsibility
When Wall Street CEOs like Brian Moynihan and Larry Fink publicly call for greater social responsibility, the movement has officially left the fringe. Here’s why, and what’s next.
4:05 a.m. June 6, 2020
- By Mark Hulbert
These Chinese stocks will be hurt the most if the U.S. forces them to delist U.S. investors will find it tougher and more expensive to buy shares in some Chinese companiesU.S. investors will find it tougher and more expensive to buy shares in some Chinese companies if delisting law is passed.
11:08 a.m. May 26, 2020
Alibaba Gets a Wave of Bullish Notes from Wall Street
Wall Street weighed in with a flurry of bullish analyst comments on the latest quarter for Alibaba.