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IASB Investor Education

 About the IASB’s Investor Education programme

IFRS are aimed at ensuring that financial statements provide information that existing and potential investors and other capital providers (‘investors’) need to make capital allocation decisions.

The objective of the Investor Education Programme is to improve investors' knowledge of IFRS, including the judgements and estimates that are necessarily made when preparing IFRS financial information. 

Improving investors' knowledge of IFRS aims to help:

  • reduce the perceived need for industry-specific IFRS guidance and IFRS Interpretations; and
  • contribute indirectly to increasing the consistency and rigour with which IFRS is applied.

Our activities include:

  • working with established investor professional associations/investor organisations to enhance the IFRS knowledge and competences of their members;
  • the development of a more comprehensive suite of investor-focused products and services; and
  • arranging investor-focused IFRS updates at IFRS Foundation conferences and other events.

Working with others

As part of the IFRS Education Initiative, much of the Investor Education Programme’s work is performed in conjunction with others, including investor profession associations and other investor organisations throughout the world.




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Barbara Davidson
Principal, Investor Liaison


Stephen Cooper
Board member


Patrick Finnegan
Board member


Fred Nieto
Investor Education Manager


Jen McFaul
Outreach Coordinator