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BVU News and Trends August 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

ASA to use vFairs for virtual annual conference

It’s been interesting to see how virtual BV conferences have been evolving.

ASA seeks donations for fundraising auction

To kick off its Annual International Conference, the American Society of Appraisers is looking for donations for an online auction to raise funds for ASA’s Educational Foundation, which gives course-taking grants to up-and-coming young appraisers.

BVU News and Trends July 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

ASA comments on SEC’s proposed rule on fair value

In a letter to the SEC, the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) voiced its general support for a proposed rule that harmonizes existing fund valuation guidance and clarifies what is expected from boards and advisors when a market quotation is not readily available.

ASA inks deal for new edition of Pratt book

Through its BV committee (BVC), the American Society of Appraisers will collaborate with Shannon Pratt on a new edition to Valuing a Business: The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies.

Class-Action Litigation Involving ERISA/ESOP Valuation Issues

Join James F. Joyner and attorney Richard Pearl for unique insight into ESOPs and valuation principles. The general trend in ESOP transactions and valuation has been to acquiesce to fundamental changes because of the threat of litigation, even though ERISA or valuation principles do not require changes. Many defendants have been unable to adequately educate courts on some key issues. Get both the valuation and attorney perspective on how to address these issues.

New international president for ASA

Lorrie Beaumont, ASA, RA, Certified Residential Appraiser, owner of Westwood, Mass.-based LB Appraisal Associates Inc., began her one-year term as international president for the American Society of Appraisers on July 1.

ASA announces election results

Congratulations to the members of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) who were recently elected to leadership positions.

ASA opens nominations for Rising Stars Award

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) has launched its third annual offering of the Rising Stars, an award that honors the brightest valuation professions, age 40 and under, who have demonstrated success over the past fiscal year.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

ASA sets date set for its Fair Value Conference in Los Angeles

Regardless of whether or not you practice in the area of fair value, mark your calendar for the 15th Annual ASA/USC Fair Value conference on Thursday, June 18, at the offices of KPMG in downtown Los Angeles.

Date set for ASA Fair Value Conference in New York City

The American Society of Appraisers’ series of fair value conference, held in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, are definite stops on BVWire’s conference trip agenda.

Finishing touch put on the CEIV credential program

The Quality Monitoring (QM) program for the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential has been finalized.

BVU News and Trends November 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Gems From the ASA Advanced BV Conference in New York City

Notable sessions at the American Society of Appraisers 2019 Advanced BV Conference included a panel that included a state supreme court judge who answered questions very candidly, tips from IRS representatives, several sessions on the size effect, and more.

BVU News and Trends October 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Possible Change to Goodwill Model Generates Buzz at ASA Fair Value Conference

Unless there’s strong opposition, it appears likely that the FASB will ease the rules that currently require public companies to test annually for goodwill impairment, a process that has become so complex that the costs may be outweighing the benefits.

New editor of Business Valuation Review gives retrospective

In his first issue as editor of the Business Valuation Review, the journal of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Victor Jarosiewicz takes a look back at some notable articles that have appeared throughout the years.

Some takeaways from the ASA Advanced BV Conference

BVWire attended the ASA Joint 2019 Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference in New York sponsored by the American Society of Appraisers.

Timeline Reveals Advances in Building Trust in Fair Value for Financial Reporting

Business Valuation Update attended the recent RICS Business Valuation Symposium in New York City, during which speakers gave an overview of developments in fair value for financial reporting. One session presented a timeline that strikingly illustrates the remarkable advances the profession has made in this area of practice.

BVU News and Trends September 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

CEIV logjam continues

Upwards of 150 individuals have earned the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential so far, but many more individuals have either enrolled in the program (630 actual enrollees but up to an estimated 800 individuals) or have inquired but not yet enrolled (three to 500 individuals), according to speakers at the recent ASA/USC 14th Annual Fair Value Conference in Los Angeles.

BVU News and Trends July 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Talk of revising the CEIV MPF

There may be a revision to the Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) for the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV), according to Tony Aaron, who is retired from Ernst & Young and is now an adjunct professor at the USC Leventhal School of Accounting.

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