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The continuing aftershocks of the global financial crisis highlight the importance of public confidence in the capital markets. We are acutely aware of our important role in promoting transparency and supporting investor confidence and economic growth. This is one way in which we are working to build a better working world.

Clients, regulators and our stakeholders count on us to deliver quality and excellence in everything we do. Regular dialogue with our stakeholders is a priority for us and what we hear helps inform our views and actions.

Below you will find our viewpoints on some of the most topical issues relating to auditing, financial reporting and the capital markets.

Our latest commentary


EY Q&A on stewardship codes

August 2017

Given the growing number of stewardship codes adopted around the world and their potential implications for investor engagement and the wider environment for audit, stewardship codes represent an important trend for both corporate boards and investors. This Q&A provides additional information on stewardship codes and provides EY’s perspective.

Enhancing audit committee transparency: EY’s review of 2015 disclosures

April 2016

Find out how audit committees in five jurisdictions are progressing with efforts to provide enhanced disclosures about their oversight of the external audit process. Our second study of audit committee-related disclosures provides six key observations based on a review of 14 disclosure topics.