The present research aims to assess the information needs of the users of integrated reports from large private sectors and for profit companies. The information users’ are grouped in two different categories: 1) different equity and debt holders and others who provide financial capital including the ultimate beneficiaries of investments, collective asset owners, and asset or fund managers; 2) the wider group of stakeholders likely to be interested in an organization’s ability to create value over time. This study concerns the first category of users, and in particular, the category of the advisers of different equity or debt holders or others who provide financial capitals, that refers to financial analysts, brokers and rating agencies. The main research question of this survey is the following: what are financial analysts’ perceptions about Integrated Reporting and what are their needs and expectations about this new model of corporate reporting? To our knowledge, this survey represents the first attempt to investigate the perception of financial analysts about Integrated Reporting and in general about the non-financial information disclosure in Italy. This study may contribute to signal the major strengths and weaknesses of this innovate model of corporate reporting in order to improve the development of the IIRC Framework (IIRC, 2013) and its understanding by investors and in particular by financial analysts. This survey shows interesting comments by financial analysts’ on some benefits arising from the adoption of Integrated Reporting: for example about the evaluation of company’s future performance (32, 18%), or about comparability (33.33%) and accessibility of information (31.40%). Financial analysts have proven skeptics about the possibility of reducing the costs of acquiring information through the adoption of IR.

Doni, F., Gasperini, A. (2016). Integrated Reporting and Financial Analysts' Perception. Empirical evidence from Italy. Intervento presentato a: EIASM 12th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital and extra financial information, ST Petersburg, RUSSIA.

Integrated Reporting and Financial Analysts' Perception. Empirical evidence from Italy

DONI, FEDERICA
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2016

Abstract

The present research aims to assess the information needs of the users of integrated reports from large private sectors and for profit companies. The information users’ are grouped in two different categories: 1) different equity and debt holders and others who provide financial capital including the ultimate beneficiaries of investments, collective asset owners, and asset or fund managers; 2) the wider group of stakeholders likely to be interested in an organization’s ability to create value over time. This study concerns the first category of users, and in particular, the category of the advisers of different equity or debt holders or others who provide financial capitals, that refers to financial analysts, brokers and rating agencies. The main research question of this survey is the following: what are financial analysts’ perceptions about Integrated Reporting and what are their needs and expectations about this new model of corporate reporting? To our knowledge, this survey represents the first attempt to investigate the perception of financial analysts about Integrated Reporting and in general about the non-financial information disclosure in Italy. This study may contribute to signal the major strengths and weaknesses of this innovate model of corporate reporting in order to improve the development of the IIRC Framework (IIRC, 2013) and its understanding by investors and in particular by financial analysts. This survey shows interesting comments by financial analysts’ on some benefits arising from the adoption of Integrated Reporting: for example about the evaluation of company’s future performance (32, 18%), or about comparability (33.33%) and accessibility of information (31.40%). Financial analysts have proven skeptics about the possibility of reducing the costs of acquiring information through the adoption of IR.
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integrated, reporting, financial analysts, return rate, survey, questionnaire, non financial, information, intangibles, perception
English
EIASM 12th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital and extra financial information
Doni, F., Gasperini, A. (2016). Integrated Reporting and Financial Analysts' Perception. Empirical evidence from Italy. Intervento presentato a: EIASM 12th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital and extra financial information, ST Petersburg, RUSSIA.
Doni, F; Gasperini, A
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