Spring CPE fever

BVWireIssue #139-1
April 2, 2014

A good mix of topics highlight upcoming CPE offerings.
Using the Empirical Method for Determining DLOMs (April 24), featuring Bruce Johnson (Munroe, Park & Johnson). Amidst the noise and rancor of ongoing debates regarding DLOMs, a crucial point may be overlooked: The decrease in value caused by the discount for lack of marketability represents a market-made concession to compensate an investor for the increased risks of a less-marketable and illiquid concern. In this webinar, Johnson shows how this fundamental concept can be effectively utilized to determine a more sound and defensible discount for lack of marketability.

Valuing Assembled Workforce in Physician Practices (April 29), featuring Timothy Smith (American Appraisal). The AICPA's white paper on intangible asset valuation has reignited the debate over the value of trained workforce in physician practices. In this installment of BVR's 2014 Online Symposium on Healthcare Valuation, expert Timothy Smith sorts out the issues and the arguments with fresh research and logical analysis to help attendees safely and accurately value physician practice workforces.

Advanced Workshop on Monte Carlo Simulations: Applications & Examples (May 15), featuring David Dufendach and Randy Heng (both Grant Thornton). No less an authority than Marcus Aurelius may have been speaking of Monte Carlo simulations when he said, “If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your judgment of them.” Though far more recent than anything the Roman emperor might have encountered, the many unknowns surrounding Monte Carlo simulations have long caused fear, confusion, and trepidation. In this intensive, interactive, four-hour workshop, experts Dufendach and Heng allay those fears through a review of this powerful statistical method and two exhaustive case studies showcasing its proper use and interpretation.

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