Blocking the Path of Least Resistance

Darren Wray sits down with Cyber Protection Magazine to discuss personally identifiable information and DFIN helps companies mitigate risk by finding and securing sensitive information.

PRIIPs KID implementation - are you ready?

The PRIIPs KID retail investor disclosure document is due to go live in the European Union for all UCITS funds on January 1, 2023. Automation will be more critical than ever for asset managers who produce high volumes of investor disclosures as they prepare for successful implementation.

Here are some of the key areas that asset managers will need to consider.

General Data Gathering

Compared with the UCITS KIID, the PRIIPs KID implementation comes with significant data-gathering overhead. PRIIPs manufacturers need to gather:

Tips For Evaluating Machine Learning For Contract Review

Advances in machine learning and natural language processing technology are increasingly applied in ways that augment knowledge workers across a wide array of professions.

The practice of law is no exception and, in fact, is more conducive to reaping the benefits of related tools than other areas. Many law firms, audit and consulting firms, corporate legal departments, and alternative legal service providers utilize artificial intelligence, or AI, across myriad applications within their organizations ranging from legal research to e-discovery to contract analysis.

The new iXBRL tagging requirements and what they mean for Closed-End Funds (CEFs) and Business Development Companies (BDCs)

Over the past few years, the SEC has issued a wave of regulations that have increased the demands for structured data. The updated disclosure regulations requiring iXBRL tagging for all business development companies (BDCs) and registered closed-end investment companies (registered CEFs), including interval funds, follow that trend.

DFIN Celebrates 2022 IR Magazine Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s IR Magazine’s #IRAwards, honoring excellence in the investor relations profession across the globe. Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is especially proud to service and partner with companies that won 13 of the 28 awards. Highlights include:

Embarking on Your ESG Journey - A Five-Step Engagement Process

Investors are largely united in pressing their portfolio companies to provide material, quantitative, decision-useful information on their environmental, social & governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.  And an increasing number of US companies are responding (including through information at their web-sites, fact sheets, and comprehensive reports).  Yet many other companies have been reticent to begin on this ESG disclosure journey. 

In the video above, hear a highlight the ESG corporate reporting entities research, which provides high-level advice on best practices around data management that can be applied across corporate reporting entities with Steven Wade, IR Magazine and John Truzzolino, Director of Corporate Governance Services at DFIN.

By the end of 2021, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will likely cease to exist. With the end of LIBOR fast approaching, many organizations are struggling to find an efficient way to manage the LIBOR transition.

A force majeure clause can free one or both parties from the obligations of a contract if uncontrollable circumstances occur that make fulfilling the contract impossible. In today’s unprecedented environment, many organizations impacted by COVID-19 are uncertain about the application of force majeure and its impact on their obligations.

The new iXBRL tagging requirement and what it means for variable insurance products

Over the past few years, the SEC has issued a wave of regulations that have increased the demands for structured data. The updated disclosure regulations requiring iXBRL tagging for variable insurance products follow that trend.

XBRL was adopted by the SEC for EDGAR filings in 2009 starting with public company financial statements using the U.S. GAAP taxonomy. Shortly after, the SEC adopted XBRL for mutual fund risk/return summary information using the U.S. mutual fund risk/return taxonomy.