The Volkswagen Disaster: Could Analysts See It Coming?

Volkswagen (VLKAY) share prices fell by more than 20% this week amid an emissions scandal that affects 11 million cars worldwide. It has triggered a critical question: Could analysts have seen it coming?

We posed this question to the readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief. A clear majority, 81% of 826 respondents, said no, financial analysts cannot anticipate the risk of such losses through analysis of a company’s governance and internal controls.

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