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For the first time in 23 years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued new rules for automated trading systems, voting unanimously to introduce new regulations designed to cut down on computer errors disrupting trading, said Bloomberg. Under the new regulations, exchanges will need to have comprehensive policies and procedures in place for their technological systems, said the
A survey of almost 20,000 workers worldwide has found that more than half of workers, 54 percent, don't feel respected by their boss, according to the Harvard Business Review. This is unfortunately for employers, as those who do report being respected by their boss report 56 percent better health and well-being, 1.72 times more trust and safety, 89 percent greater enjoyment and satisfaction with their jobs, 92 percent greater focus and prioritization, and 1.26 times more me
A survey of 1,600 auditors has found that those who receive bonuses based on profit or revenue report not only higher job satisfaction, but that doing so was not found to affect their objective judgment, said the Journal of Accountancy. The poll found that , on a scale of 1 to 5, auditors that get profit- or revenue-based incentives rated their job satisfaction at 3.94, versus 3.85 for those who do not. They also report higher levels of identification with their organization, 3.79 vs.
The SEC's annual report on its whistleblower program showed that only about 40 percent of whistleblowers are either current or former employees of the company on whom they blow the whistle, said the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, 20 of the whistleblowers were contractors, consultants or were solicited to act as consultant, said the Journal, with the rest getting information in other ways, such as being investors who had been victims of fraud, or professionals working in the same or similar ind
A survey of fund managers conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch has found predictions of lackluster growth in the following year, according to CNBC.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) are considering delaying the implementation date of the new revenue recognition standard, which was meant to go into effect in 2017, after hearing feedback from various stakeholders on the matter, according to FEI Daily.