8700 Financial Services

Schroders plc Monitor

Schroders plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0905
Company covered: 
Schroders plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of key risks split into 4 risk categories including new strategic risk category.
New
Brexit and the impact of Global terrorism identified as two key threats to overall risk profile.
Change
Presentation of deferred tax enhanced to show amounts separately for individual temporary differences.
Change
Detailed explanation of what goodwill acquired in business combination represents.
Divergence
Aggregate disclosure of revenue and profit contribution of multiple businesses acquired rather than separate disclosure.
Change
Auditors identify acquisition accounting as an area of audit focus.

Provident Financial plc Monitor

Provident Financial plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0804
Company covered: 
Provident Financial plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Non-quantified impact disclosures in respect of IFRS 9 make reference to change in impairment method.
Change
Principal risk disclosures extended by inclusion of discussion of new risk factors.
Restatement
Restatement of amount of other receivables and prepayments & accrued income.

The Paragon Group Companies PLC Monitor

The Paragon Group Companies PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0704
Company covered: 
The Paragon Group Companies PLC
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 11 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Statement of changes in equity shows separately reconciliation of movements for each component of equity including comprehensive income and transaction with owner elements.
Change
A sensitivity analysis is added to the disclosure of critical accounting estimates.
New
Qualitative factors underlying goodwill recognised during the year explained.
Change
Presentation of auditors' report enhanced by inclusion of graphical presentation in respect of materiality.
Change
Auditors identify new areas of risk of material misstatement in respect of "Interest payable on asset backed loan notes" and "recoverability of goodwill".
Pronouncements
New principal risk factors added to tabular disclosure including capital risk linked to Basel Committee proposals.

Hargreaves Lansdown plc Monitor

Hargreaves Lansdown plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0605
Company covered: 
Hargreaves Lansdown plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2016
Report issued on 13 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of subtotal for "net revenue" in the income statement.
Restatement
Restatement of cash flow statement to reclassify cash flow from purchase of non-controlling interest to financing activities from investing activities.
Change
Capitalisation of development costs extended.
Change
Risk disclosures enhanced by inclusion of details of risk management and internal control framework.
Change
New principal risks identified in respect of "strategic change" and "future regulatory change".

Intangible assets - Close Brothers Group plc

Period End: 
31 July, 2016
Period End Date: 
2016-07-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE Mid 250
ICB Industry Classification: 
8777 Investment Services
Auditor: 
Deloitte

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC Monitor

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0205
Company covered: 
Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 13 February 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Restatement of property, plant, and equipment cost and accumulated depreciation & impairment figures to remove fully written down assets.
Restatement
Prior year restatement of property plant and equipment individual classifications without explanation.
Change
Disclosure of remuneration paid to key management personnel included directly in a note to the accounts.
Change
Definition of key management personnel updated to include executive committee members.
Change
Three new non-financial key performance indicators identified.

Close Brothers Group plc Monitor

Close Brothers Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0203
Company covered: 
Close Brothers Group plc
Period End: 
31 July, 2016
Report issued on 7 February 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in allocation of depreciation in respect of assets rented out under operating leases.
Change
Changes in presentation of segmental information as a result of allocation of treasury income to individual lending businesses.
Change
Change in calculation of net interest margin and restatement of net margin interest ratio.
Change
Change in disclosure of maximum exposure to the credit risk following restatement of comparative undrawn commitments.
Change
Transfer of listed equity shares from Level 1 to Level 2 within the fair value valuation hierarchy.

IG Group Holdings plc Monitor

IG Group Holdings plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0105
Company covered: 
IG Group Holdings plc
Period End: 
31 May, 2016
Report issued on 9 January 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Identification of revenue recognition as a new area of audit focus.
Change
Enhanced quantified capital adequacy disclosures.
Change
Clarity of principal risk disclosures improved.
New
Identification of Competitor, Reputation and People risks as new principal risk factors.

Provident Financial plc Monitor

Provident Financial plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1205
Company covered: 
Provident Financial plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 12 December 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Gain on fair value measurement of an investment classified as "available for sale" recognised in other comprehensive income.
New
Introduction of a risk map for describing risks and their impact.
Pronouncements
Change in Companies Act results in disclosure of full list of subsidiaries.

Witan Investment Trust plc Monitor

Witan Investment Trust plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0908
Company covered: 
Witan Investment Trust plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 20 September 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure on directors’ remuneration including clawback and malus provisions.
Change
Maturity analysis of future minimum operating lease payments is presented following renegotiation of lease term.
Pronouncements
Introduction of viability statement looking forward for five years.