JP Morgan set to Revisit their Internal Control Procedures

Posted by Alex Roweon April 16, 2013
CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, expresses confidence in the upswing of the economy based on the first-quarter results of the New York-based bank. Pointers of this are that the bank had set aside less budget to cover bad loans in its retail banking business, and that housing prices were beginning to improve. The bank funded $53 billion in mortgages, which is 37% higher than last year.
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Tags: Internal Controls, shareholders, JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, mortgages, trading loss

Cyber Threats & Climate Change – New Disclosure Considerations

Posted by Alex Roweon March 25, 2013

With new elements of business constantly emerging, controversy arises over what are considered material risks when it comes to financial reporting. The public is beginning to demand that companies disclose liabilities regarding cyber threats and even climate change. Normally these topics are avoided in reports, as they are highly subjective and can sway opinions easily. But this is the first proxy season that shareholders are asking for detailed disclosure on the topics. 

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Tags: financial reporting, cyber threats, proxy season, fast, BATO, shareholders, material risks, Vibato, SEC, transparency, climate change

AECo and more have trading suspended by SEC.

Posted by Alex Roweon February 12, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission has released news of its temporary suspension of trading in the securities of America’s Energy Company – AECo. The decision was based off a lack of filing of periodic reports set forth in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Brokers, dealers and shareholders are advised to beware that the AECo may give no quotes until they have provided the commission with the reports they have requested. To read more about this topic and who to contact with questions click here, and to see a list of other companies which have also been suspended- click here.

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Tags: audit, Securities and Exchange Commission, trading, brokers, shareholders, stock market, Securities Exchange Act, fraud, SEC, federal investigation, audit deficiency, stock, AECo, American's Energy Company