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IVSC Annual Meeting Emphasizes Standards Adoption

A recap of the Annual General Meeting of the International Valuation Standards Council, held October 22-24 in Dubai, UAE.

Have We Lost the Forest For the Trees?

When BVR recently announced the launch of the Cost of Capital Professional, the author was pleased with its back-to-basics approach to estimating the cost of equity. The growing complexities of various aspects of business valuation prompted him to write this article, which speaks to the need to preserve the “art” of valuation.

BVU News and Trends December 2018

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

Global BVU News and Trends December 2018

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Global BV News: IVSC ‘2018 Annual Report’ now available

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) has issued its “2018 Annual Report” that gives updates on its development of International Valuation Standards (IVS) and its work with standard-setters and regulators around the world to ensure alignment.

Global BV News: Serbia to translate iiBV courses

The International Institute of Business Valuers (iiBV) and the National Association of Valuers of Serbia (NAVS) signed a new licensing agreement for iiBV courses that will further promote the advancement of the business valuation profession in Eastern Europe.

Business valuations need to preserve the human element

“If we remove the human element, our valuations will be nothing more than computer-generated nonsense,” writes Robert E. Kleeman Jr. (OnPointe Financial Valuation Group LLC) in Business Valuation Update. Kleeman, who has been in the BV world for over 40 years, says a lot has changed, including more of a reliance on data and a move away from using judgment, common sense, and reasonableness.

Damodaran criticizes Netflix’s business model

A recent New York Times article delves into the astonishing growth of Netflix, the video streaming service, and names Professor Aswath Damodaran as one of the few analysts who doubt the company’s business model is sustainable.

Global BV News: OIV BV conference in Italy November 12

The Seventh OIV Business Valuation International Conference will be held at Bocconi University (Aula Magna) in Milan, Italy, on November 12.

Global BVU News and Trends November 2018

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BVU News and Trends November 2018

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

Hot-button issues at BV firms large and small

In the days before the recent Joint ASA 2018 Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference in Anaheim, Calif., the ASA held various classes as part of its accreditation process.

ASA to give credit for iiBV courses

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) will recognize and give credit as having fulfilled the education requirements toward ASA accreditation to students who successfully complete iiBV courses delivered in all languages.

Global BV News: TEGoVA to develop European BV standards

Delegates of The European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA) voted in favor of developing European Business Valuation Standards (EBVS), according to a report.

Global BV News: Free webinar on global valuation standards

Get an overview of recent updates in global valuation standards during a free webinar on Wednesday, November 7, conducted by Lance W. Doré, president and CEO of The Doré Group.

AICPA Council nixes request to suspend ABV change

At a meeting of the AICPA’s governing Council, members voted in favor of continuing to implement an earlier decision to expand eligibility for the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential to non-CPAs, according to a report in the Journal of Accountancy.

Takeaways from the ASA Advanced BV conference

BVWire attended the Joint ASA 2018 Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference in Anaheim, Calif., and the sessions and networking events were excellent.

The 2018 BV Challenge has started!

The Business Valuation Challenge, now in its sixth year, is underway.

Global BV News: Global intangible value soars; most undisclosed

Global intangible value has surpassed $50 trillion for the first time in history, reaching $57.3 trillion at the beginning of the current financial year, according to the latest “Brand Finance Global Intangible Finance Tracker” report.

Management pressure on fair values

A new research paper documents several tactics management employs to inflate its fair value measurements based on in-depth interviews of Norwegian audit partners and company valuation specialists.

ASA Advanced BV conference

Last week, BVWire attended the Joint ASA 2018 Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference in Anaheim, Calif., and the sessions and networking events were excellent.

Global BV News: Revised standards for mineral valuations

The International Mineral Valuation Committee (IMVAL) has released the third edition of its standards for minerals, including oil and gas. IMVAL's history goes back to discussions in Brisbane in April 2012 to harmonize the mineral valuation codes, such as VALMIN (Oceania), SAMVAL (South Africa), and CIMVal (Canada).

Recap of NACVA’s 2018 conference in Las Vegas

Conveniently assembled into one article are a series of session takeaways from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and the Consultant’s Training Institute (CTI) 2018 Annual Consultants’ Conference that took place in Las Vegas this past June.

ABV change on agenda at AICPA Council meeting

The AICPA’s decision to open up the ABV credential to non-CPAs has received nearly unanimous criticism from the ABV community.

Global BV News: IVSC member developments

A number of member-related developments at the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) are worthy of note.

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