Sarbanes-Oxley: Frying the Small Fry

O'Connor, Colleen Marie
June 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;6/27/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 25, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. As the third anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 looms in July, one unintended effect of the law has been a steady move by smaller-capital companies to go off Wall Street and into more hospitable regions like private equity buyouts, listings on more regulation friendly international exchanges or even de-listing from the U.S. exchanges. Sarbanes-Oxley has had a negative impact on American competitiveness. Accountancy in the U.S. is so highly influenced by financial reporting requirements that it has distracted American business from doing business. It is like a hardening of the arteries.


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