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PwC's Investor Resource Institute seeks to add value to investors' decision making processes by sharing PwC’s insights and educational materials regarding markets, industries and corporate governance, thereby strengthening their understanding of the information available to them.

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  • Disclosure reform: What do investors think?

    6/30/15 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Are disclosure requirements causing an overflow of information? And are they keeping up with technology? What do investors think about disclosure reform?

  • Webcast
    Board composition: Are we doing the right things to keep out of the crosshairs - Webcast replay

    6/2/15 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    In this replay of our recorded webcast, we discuss critical issues of board composition and discuss how boards can address investor governance concerns including independent director industry expertise and other director skill sets, diversity, board evaluations, tenure and refreshment.

  • An objective look at high-frequency trading

    5/8/15 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Today’s trading is complex and frequently involves little human intervention. Five years after the "Flash Crash," do you know how high frequency trading and dark pools work? Our new report separates fact from fiction.

  • Shareholder activism: Are you prepared?

    3/26/15 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    PwC’s report, Shareholder activism: The who, what, when, & how, and supporting materials, explains shareholder activism and how your company can prepare and respond.

  • Investor Exchange 2014: Sharpening the impact of the institutional investor

    11/13/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    In October 2014, institutional investors, corporate officials, and governance specialists came together at PwC’s second annual Investor Exchange. The goal: to exchange ideas, discuss important issues, and find opportunities to collaborate in the future.

  • How investors are shaping corporate boards today and into the future

    10/22/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Successful investors continually look around the corner to anticipate the next challenge and the next opportunity, both today and tomorrow. And investors expect the companies they invest in to be similarly forward thinking. So what’s important to investors, and what do they expect of corporate directors? Our second annual survey takes a look.

  • Non-GAAP financial measures: Investor and analyst perspectives

    8/6/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Companies often use non-GAAP financial measures to provide insights into their business. Investment professionals share their perspectives on the value to investors, their effect on transparency, and perceptions on management.

  • What investors need to know about cybersecurity: How to evaluate the investment risks

    7/31/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Cybersecurity is more than just a technology issue in the back office; it's a critical business issue that can dramatically impact a company's competitive position. Learn what leading practices are available to investors to determine if a company is reasonably prepared to weather the storm of a cyberattack.

  • Sustainability goes mainstream: Insights into investor views

    6/1/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    What do investors think about sustainability? Are they incorporating environmental and social issues into investment practices and strategies, and will they in the future? We asked investors about these issues to learn more about their perspectives.

  • Disclosing cash held offshore (Insights from the Investment Community)

    3/17/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    In our discussions with members of the investment community, they noted that income tax issues are very important to their analyses and they desire more transparency into the impact of income tax related decisions on companies’ financial reporting.

  • Heard at the forum: Five provocative things

    1/10/14 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    In early December, institutional investors and governance specialists got together in New York City at Stanford’s Institutional Investors’ Forum, co-hosted by PwC’s Investor Resource Institute. What are the big issues on investors’ minds?

  • Investor Exchange 2013 highlights

    10/22/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Investors are more interested than ever in understanding the risks that today's companies face. Read what investors had to say at PwC's inaugural Investor Exchange.

  • Accounting changes - Pensions (Insights for the investment community)

    5/30/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Given the accounting method typically used by companies to report the effects of plan changes, several have made a discretionary change in how they account for their pension plans to increase the transparency of their accounting and improve their financial reporting.

  • Non-GAAP measures (Insights from the Investment Community)

    4/15/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Companies in the United States typically follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) when preparing financial statements. A non-GAAP measure is defined as a measure that excludes (or includes) amounts that are included (or excluded) in the most directly comparable measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. Read why members of the investment community find non-GAAP measures useful.

  • The audit (Insights from the Investment Community)

    4/15/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Accurate and reliable financial statements are essential to the effective functioning of the capital markets. To that end, auditors play an important role by executing independent and objective audits of the financial statements that are prepared by management.

  • Segment footnote disclosures (Insights from the investment community)

    2/28/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    US accounting standards require public companies to disclose, in their financial statement footnotes, segment data based on the “management approach,” under which investors are provided with a view of the business through the eyes of management. Read more in this edition of Insights from the investment community.

  • Demystifying the audit

    2/20/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    This Insights for the Investment Community explains what the auditor does, what the auditor does not do, and how to better understand the audit opinion.