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Al and Mark Rosen

Al and Mark Rosen run Accountability Research Corp., providing independent equity research to investment advisors across Canada. Dr. Al Rosen is FCA, FCMA, FCPA, CFE, CIP and Mark Rosen, is MBA, CFA, CFE.

What to look for when analyzing statements

  • November 28, 2018 December 4, 2018
  • 09:00

Requiring all industries to disclose in the way suggested for the cannabis sector would be a major improvement

  • November 15, 2018 November 14, 2018
  • 16:00

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach

  • October 15, 2018 October 15, 2018
  • 16:55

Comparing the success of investor protection programs in Canada and the U.S.

  • September 21, 2018 September 20, 2018
  • 12:00

Mistake or sage manoeuvre?

  • July 13, 2018 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00

Regulatory notice does little to address reporting concerns

  • June 18, 2018 September 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Livent case casts doubt on shareholder rights

  • May 11, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 00:00

New U.S. regulations offer a glimpse at the length of audit relationships

  • April 13, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 00:00

Accounting issues cloud analysis

  • March 16, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 11:18

The oft-quoted fear index is widely misunderstood

  • February 17, 2018 September 7, 2018
  • 00:00

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