The Impact of Fraud on Shareholder Value: The Price You Do Not Have to Pay (GMI Blog)

The following entry appeared as part of Governance Metrics International’s GMI Blog. GMI is the leading independent provider of global corporate governance and ESG ratings and research. Corporate stakeholders – including leading investors, insurers, auditors, regulators and others – use GovernanceMetrics services to identify and monitor risks related to non-financial measures covering key environmental, social, governance and accounting risk factors.

Rigorous statistical research continues to demonstrate that corporate accounting fraud remains common and costly. Aside from tangibly harming the shareholders of fraudulent and even non-fraudulent firms, misleading accounting and disclosure practices weaken the integrity of capital markets; they further obscure issuer risks and undermine investors’ trust in the reliability of mandated corporate filings.

In this report, James A. Kaplan shares his thoughts on how investors can use validated methods of fraud detection to improve portfolio performance.

The Impact of Fraud on Shareholder Value: The Price You Do Not Have to Pay

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