By Dominic Jones on July 13, 2011
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is going to train about 125 employees to write clearer advice for issuers and their lawyers – but investors are unlikely to benefit from the simpler prose.
By Richard Ketchen on June 16, 2011
COMPLEXITY is unavoidable in today’s ever more complicated and sophisticated business environment. Much of the complexity in corporate reporting, however, is created by the sheer volume of disclosure. The solution? Thoughtful reduction to achieve simplicity.
By Richard Ketchen on November 29, 2010
LET’S start with hello and thank you. Greetings to IR Web Report followers – I’m hoping we won’t be strangers for long. And thanks to Dominic for asking me to be a contributor – I’m looking to helping you make IR Web Report an even more valuable resource.
By Dominic Jones on July 28, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is slated to consider publishing long-awaited new guidance governing how companies can use their websites to communicate with investors. According to a notice, the commission will meet Wednesday to consider publishing the “interpretive release” that is expected to address a number of important issues that could set precedents [...]
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By Dominic Jones on June 25, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange commission has launched a study that could lead to the scrapping of its 75-year-old system that requires companies to file disclosures on prescribed forms like 10Ks, Form 4s and DEF 14As.
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By Dominic Jones on April 22, 2001
LONG tracts of gray text are unattractive in any format, but they are wholly off-putting on the Web. If you write important corporate information for public consumption, you need to adjust your writing style to address the unique requirements of online “readers.” The most important thing to know about writing for the Web is that [...]