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Karel Van Hulle

True and fair view in financial reporting: search for the Holy Grail

Social Sciences Conference February 19th, 2019 Madrid

VIII Lecture Series: “International Accounting Regulation and Corporate Governance”.

General information

Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces, C/ Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid

Simultaneous interpretation.Free assistance.Limited capacity

In cooperation with:

Cátedra UAM-Auditores de Madrid de Información Financiera Corporativa


Leandro Cañibano CalvoUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Beatriz García OsmaUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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The Lecture series on International Accounting Regulation & Corporate Governance, organized jointly with the “UAM-Auditores Madrid” Chair in Corporate Financial Reporting, aims to bring together professionals, academics, students and general public interested in Financial Economics and Accounting, to debate about existing international accounting regulation and firm corporate governance issues. To that end, we invite expert academics and regulators to present different, and often controversial, points of view on the role of financial information, the advances in accounting regulation and in corporate governance, and the future challenges to achieve more efficient capital markets.

Tuesday, 19

19:30 h.

True and fair view in financial reporting: search for the Holy Grail

Karel Van Hulle
KU Leuven
Goethe University Frankfurt
Member of the Public Interest Oversight Board

Karel Van Hulle: is a lawyer by training. He is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the KU Leuven and Honorary Professor at the Economics Faculty at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. He is a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board and of the Board of the Bermuda Monetary Authority. He served 30 years with the European Commission, where he was Head of Unit, successively for accounting and auditing, financial reporting and company law and insurance and pensions. He was directly involved in the adoption of IAS/IFRS by the EU in 2002 and served as the European Commission's observer with the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). He was nominated Distinguished International Lecturer in Accounting by the American Accounting Association (1990), Distinguished Fellow of the IAIS (2013) and Honorary Fellow of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (2014).  

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