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    Deal Makers Equipped to Navigate EU's Data Privacy Revamp
    • John Shipman, Senior Financial Writer
    • Oct 16, 2017

    The European Union’s updated data protection laws present new, but addressable risks for deal makers, as well as opportunities for businesses willing to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world. Those were the overarching sentiments delivered by the panelists during Merrill Corporation’s recent webinar, How Revamped EU Privacy Regulations Impact Global M&A.

     

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    Weekly M&A Digest - October 13, 2017
    • John Shipman, Senior Financial Writer
    • Oct 13, 2017

    Read the Weekly M&A Digest for October 13, 2017 and learn more about the following topics; Express Scripts Buying eviCore, , Honeywell Plans to Spin Off Home, Transportation Businesses, Belgium’s Bpost Purchases Logistics Firm Radialand and more.

     

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    SEC ‘Rapidly Increasing’ Its Use of XBRL-Enabled Analytical Tools
    • John Shipman, Senior Financial Writer
    • Oct 10, 2017

    The SEC is increasingly using structured data to assess risk and detect potential fraud.

     

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    Q&A with an expert: Mike Willis, Assistant Director, SEC Office of Structured Disclosure
    • Dimensions, September 2017
    • Sep 22, 2017

    Mike Willis is the Assistant Director in the SEC’s Office of Structured Disclosure (OSD). Among other things, the OSD works on the design and implementation of technological processes and tools that support the SEC’s use of structured data, such as XBRL-tagged financial information.

     

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    What can we expect from Jay Clayton, new Chair of SEC?
    • Lou Rohman, Vice President, XBRL Services, Merrill Corporation
    • May 04, 2017

    With Jay Clayton’s confirmation, as new SEC chair, we know we can expect to see changes in both focus and tone from the Commission. I anticipate that, with his background as a corporate attorney, Clayton will focus more on improving capital markets than on enforcement.

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    How the SEC Enforcement Division Uses Your Company's XBRL Filings
    • Apr 06, 2017

    Howard Kaplan, a data analyst for the Center for Risk and Quantitative Analysis in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, recently answered questions about his team's work and the role of structured data.

     

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