Calls To End Quarterly Reports Face Tough Sell

By Tom Zanki (September 2, 2015, 9:13 PM EDT) -- Renewed calls to end quarterly reporting requirements for public companies aren't likely to gain traction, capital markets experts say, citing strong investor and regulatory demand for more robust and frequent disclosures.

Business law firm Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz reignited the debate in recent weeks with a memo supportive of ending the quarterly requirement imposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a topic that ties into wider concerns that corporations cater to short-term demands at the expense of long-term planning. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the broader topic, knocking perceived pitfalls of "quarterly capitalism."

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