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2009

Members of IASB-FASB financial crisis advisory group

05 Jan 2009

The IASB and the FASB have announced the membership of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group (FCAG). The FCAG is the high-level advisory group set up by the boards to consider financial reporting issues arising from the global financial crisis.

The boards had previously announced that the FCAG will be jointly chaired by Harvey Goldschmid, former US SEC Commissioner, and Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, AFM (the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets). Membership of the FCAG is as follows:
  • John Bogle, Founder, Vanguard, United States
  • Jerry Corrigan, Goldman Sachs and former President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, United States
  • Fermin del Valle, former President, IFAC, Argentina
  • Jane Diplock, Chairman, IOSCO Executive Committee, New Zealand
  • Raudline Etienne, Chief Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund
  • Stephen Haddrill, Director General, Association of British Insurers, UK
  • Toru Hashimoto, former Chairman, Deutsche Securities Limited, Japan
  • Nobuo Inaba, former Executive Director, Bank of Japan, Japan
  • Gene Ludwig, former Controller of the Currency, United States
  • Yezdi Malegam, Board Member, National Reserve Bank of India, India
  • Klaus-Peter Muller, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Commerzbank, Germany
  • Don Nicolaisen, former Chief Accountant, US Securities and Exchange Commission, United States
  • Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chairman of the Audit Committee, AngloGold Ashanti; former Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of South Africa
  • Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, former Finance Minister, Italy
  • Lucas Papademos, Vice-President, European Central Bank
  • Michel Prada, former Chairman, Autorite des marches financiers, France
There will also be observers from the Basel Committee, CESR, IAIS, Japan Financial Services Agency, US SEC, and the advisory councils of IASB and FASB. The FCAG will hold its first meeting in London on 20 January 2009 (there's more information about the meeting on IASB Website). Click for Press Release (PDF 286k). IAS Plus has comprehensive credit crisis information Here.

Another record year for IAS Plus

05 Jan 2009

In 2008 IAS Plus had 1,830,000 visitors. Thank you for making us, once again, the #1 source on the Internet for information about international financial reporting.

We wish you a very happy new year. Here are a few more statistics about IAS Plus in 2008:
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