Advisory Board Analyzes Cost of Student Credit Hours
Hoping to manage the financial impact per credit hour and prioritize investments in smaller courses, the Education Advisory Board recently released its estimates on the costs to teach college students. Reviewing seven universities over an eight-month span, the research company used 250 million rows of data to create reports and outlined the price of a student credit hour in each college’s department. Through its results, it was determined if an adequate amount of low-attended classes merged together, a faculty member could teach the same number of students without raising the limits on class size. For more on the Education Advisory. Read More.
SEC Rule to Extend Exemption from Conflict-of-Interest Rules
Proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades with Certain Advisory Clients amends rule 206(3)-3T under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Per the proposal, rule 206(3)-3T would be extended to December 31, 2016. Comments on Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades with Certain Advisory Clients are due 30 days after being published in the Federal Register. The amendment provides an another means for investment advisers registered as SEC broker-dealers to meet section 206(3) requirements of the Investment Advisers Act when performing in a principal capacity during transactions with certain advisory clients. Check out the Firm’s SEC Audit page for more information on our services.
Joint Transition Resource Group Preps Agenda for Initial Meeting
Following the creation of its Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition (“the Group”) last month, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) are preparing for the advisory panel’s first meeting. Scheduled for July 18th, the meeting’s agenda will cover four issues identified by the boards. Based on feedback from companies, auditors, investors and regulators, the issues addressed during the meeting include: Calculating intangible goods and services revenue; Modifying revenue for additional fees and charges; Including royalties and intellectual property licenses into a revenue amount; and Incorporating amortization or write-down expenses into a revenue amount. Read More.
Topics: Accounting Standards Update, Advisory, Audit, Financial Accounting Standards Board "FASB", intangible goods, Intellectual Property, International Accounting Standards Board "IASB", investors, Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition