Can auditors better serve investors' needs?


May 14, 2024, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event
Nicolas Véron (PIIE), Saba Qamar (U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board) and Charles Henderson (UK Shareholders’ Association)

Event Summary

In principle, auditors assure investors that an audited entity’s financial and other statements give a true and fair view of its situation. In practice, there are limitations to the effectiveness of that assurance mechanism, which auditors often describe as an “expectations gap.” Can more be done to ensure that auditors serve the information needs of the investor community?


Nicolas Véron
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) 

Saba Qamar
Investor Advocate, U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board 

Charles Henderson
Chairman of the Board of Directors, UK Shareholders’ Association 



About This Series

Financial Statements is a biweekly virtual event series hosted by Nicolas Véron that explores changes in the world of finance, encompassing themes of financial services regulation, corporate finance and governance, systemic fragility and crises, and structural changes driving business and policy trends in the financial sector.