Investment Research


A joint task force of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and the National Investor Relations Institute released as final voluntary best practice guidelines governing relations between securities analysts and companies they cover ( www.cfainstitute.org ). They address analysts’ independence from corporate issuers’ influence, analysts’ access to issuer executives, disputes between companies and analysts over published reports, corporate issuers’ prepublication review of analysts’ reports, and issuer-sponsored research.

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Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

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News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

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Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.