Information for better markets: financial scandals


ICAEW’s Information for Better Markets work looks at key issues in financial reporting with careful and impartial analysis. Better understanding of these issues will help achieve what the preparers and users of financial reporting need – practical solutions to complex problems. In pursuit of this objective, the Information for Better Markets initiative tackles three broad themes in financial reporting: disclosure, measurement, and regulation.


This page holds video recordings, blog posts and academic papers from the 2018 Information for Better Markets conference which looked at four areas:


  • Financial scandals- a historical overview. Examination: Steve Toms, University of Leeds. Response: Gillian Tett, The Financial Times
  • 21st century scandals: the financial reporting consequences . Examination: Professor Kees Camfferman, VU University Amsterdam. Response : Bridget Gandy, Eaglescott
  • Gatekeepers : past, present and future. Examination : John Coffee, Columbia University Law School. Response: Michael Izza, ICAEW
  • Tax avoidance: is tax transparency the solution? Examination: Professor Penelope Tuck, Birmingham University Business School. Response: Richard Murphy, Tax Research UK

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