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Jan 07
2010

“Spate of restatements may reignite Sarbox compliance war”

Posted by Stephen Taub in sox 404shareholderssecrestatementsinvestorfinancial statementsfinancial reportingdisclosureCongresscomplianceAccounting

Stephen Taub

The recent restatements from three puny companies-one of which faces possible delisting from Nasdaq-could reignite the debate over whether microcap companies should be required to comply with a key provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as well as highlight a showdown between the SEC and the White House and Congress.

We're talking about Section 404b of the sweeping 2002 governance legislation, which requires companies to report to the public about the effectiveness of their internal control over financial reporting. The smallest public companies with a public float below $75 million have been given four extensions to design, implement and document these internal controls before their auditors are required to attest to the effectiveness of these controls. Opponents had been whining that complying with Section 404b would be too costly for the smallest companies and drive many of them to list their shares overseas.  Alas, this never happened.

Dec 01
2009

Nature, not nurture, determines investor behavior

Posted by annearf in investorgeneticsasset allocation

annearf

You probably consider yourself to  be a savvy, level-headed, well-informed investor. You're a financial executive, for goodness sakes.

While you may very well be all that, a new study shows that your investing behavior has little to do with anything else but your DNA.  That is, if your portfolio has a cautious allocation and, say, you eschewed too many Internet stocks back in the late 90's, your prescience most probably arose from your genes, not that fancy MBA.

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