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Annual Report on Annual Reports 2014
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The main economic influence of share price moves is indirect, and basically negative.
Top managers spend too much time watching the stock market.
Although activist investors can occasionally clarify their thinking, managers would usually be well advised to ignore the market price and rely instead on their superior knowledge as insiders.

Edward Hadas, Economics Editor at Reuters Breakingviews.

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Report of the month

April 2014: SWEDBANK

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Reporting evaluation and benchmarking
What is your report worth? has developed an international, independent, integrated and competitive approach to report evaluation. Over the years we have set up services and tools to help companies (blue chips and others) produce better -and greater- reports.

Our customers span many countries and industries. A presentation of report assessment and benchmarking services can be found here.

Reports from the Financial sector

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Financial sector reporting has a solid track record in the assessment and benchmarking of reports from the financial sector. Actually, that's where and how we started our report evaluation business, back in the 90s. Since then, we have kept on providing evaluation services to some financial institutions who strive for higher reporting standards and best practice.

However, for consistency, comparability and credibility reasons (chalk it up to the latest financial crises and other stress factors) it has been decided not to select financial sector institutions for the Annual Report on Annual Reports these last years. This does not imply that there are not high-quality reports in the sector. has therefore developed specific evaluation tools for the financial sector.

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"Based on the report output as judged in the Annual Report on Annual Reports, with such an emphasis placed on financial and investor information and a good mix of assessment criteria, I would sometimes be ready to change up to 20% of my investment portfolio.”

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Is your online reporting up?

Online reporting and IR website assessment

Is your online reporting up? Websites are increasingly used as communication channels to investors and other stakeholders. They supplement or even replace partly or wholly the traditional printed documents. They have to be reckoned with. has set up two specific evaluation services: the Online Annual Report Screening and the Investor Relations Website Review. More about the Online Annual Report Screening here. More details about the Investor Relations Website Review, as well as a presentation of all report assessment and benchmarking services can be found here.

A report on capitalism

Capitalism reported's founder and manager Mike Guillaume wears two hats -financial reporting specialist and international economist- and has got good vantage points for watching companies, economies and economics work (or not). In the new expanded edition of his thought-provoking book, he reviews capitalism's deadly sins (and what's left of the system's virtues) and proposes a toolbox for reinventing a model.