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BVWireIssue #99-2
December 8, 2010

BVR’s Training Program will close out 2010 with two excellent webinars:

  • On December 16, Scott Beauchene (Strategic Value Group) and James Walling (Grant Thornton) will join BVR for “The Use and Application of Option Pricing Modeling,” a 100-minute examination of the proper implementation of valuation techniques that have come under increased scrutiny as of late.  Through their presentation, Beauchene and Walling, co-authors of rebutting BVUpdate articles, “Does Black Scholes Overvalue Early Stage Company Allocations?” (January, 2010) and “Lognormal Distribution vs. Empirical Observations – A Defense of the Option Pricing Method” (March, 2010), respectively, will discuss appropriate utilization of this valuation tool and its application in light of a practice aid update and a turbulent economy.  For more information, click here.
  • We close out 2010 with expert appraisers Neil Beaton and David Dufendach (Grant Thornton) joining us for “Valuations for IRC 409a Compliance” on December 22.  Since the implementation of this rule in January 2005, it has taken on a life of its own.  As Beaton notes in BVR’s Guide for IRC 409a Compliance, because of "exposure to many bright minds and questioning professionals, new techniques and refinements of old ones have surfaced and are now being implemented."  Join these two experts to hear how changes in implementation, interpretation, and economic environment have impacted 409a valuations.  For more information, click here.
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