Two US analysts named to IASB

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21 May 2009

The Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation have appointed two leading investment analysts to the International Accounting Standards Board:

  • Patrick Finnegan, Director of the Financial Reporting Policy Group, CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity. Mr Finnegan currently leads a team at CFA Institute responsible for providing user input into the standard-setting activities of the IASB, FASB and key regulatory bodies.
  • Patricia McConnell, former Senior Managing Director, Equity Research, Accounting and Tax Policy Analyst, Bear Stearns & Co. In a 32-year career in Bear Stearns' Equity Research group, Ms McConnell established herself as one of the leading analysts in the United States on issues related to accounting. She was a member of the IASB's Standards Advisory Council and the International Accounting Standards Committee (the IASB's predecessor body).
Both will become full-time members for a five year term starting on 1 July 2009. They will relocate to London. They will replace Mary Barth and Tom Jones, who are retiring from the IASB at the end of June. Click for IASCF Press Release (PDF 105k).


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