KPMG established The Global Valuation Institute (GVI) to bridge academic research with practice excellence by funding relevant research on current valuation matters affecting companies, investors and regulators. GVI offers research grants to "produce thought leadership intended to improve business decision-making, interpret complex valuation and financial reporting issues, and establish a fact base for regulatory agencies and professional organizations."
GVI offers valuation grants in areas such as:
- corporate finance
- financial reporting
- joint ventures
- litigation support
- both tangible (e.g., real estate) and intangible assets (e.g., trade names)
- industry specific issues, and
- the application of existing theoretical research in valuation (empirical studies).