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BVU News and Trends June 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends June 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Latest Update on Proposal to Upend Goodwill Accounting

Goodwill remains a very important valuation topic globally this year, and Business Valuation Update continues to cover the responses to initial efforts in the consideration of whether to upend the current goodwill impairment model and revert back to one of amortization of the world’s goodwill assets.

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

SEC proposes a framework for fund valuation practices

The SEC has issued a proposed rule, Good Faith Determinations of Fair Value, that would “establish requirements for determining the fair value in good faith of a fund’s investments and would permit boards to assign the determination to the fund’s investment adviser, subject to board oversight and certain other conditions.”

Global BV News: IPEV issues special guidance for March 31 valuations

The International Private Equity & Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines Board (“the IPEV Board”) has issued special guidance with respect to applying the IPEV Valuation Guidelines when estimating fair value at March 31, 2020, which will be “very challenging.”

Goodwill Amortization Controversy and CEIV Highlight Fair Value in 2020

Mark Zyla (Zyla Valuation Advisors) gives some highlights of what’s on the front burner for fair value in 2020, including issues surrounding the FASB’s invitation to comment on the impairment of goodwill, an important update to the Certified in Entity and Intangibles Valuation (CEIV) credential, the increasing globalization of the profession, and upcoming guidance.

Best Practices – Thought Leadership in Valuation, Damages, and Transfer Price Analysis

March 2020 Hardcover

Robert F. Reilly, Robert P. Schweihs

Best Practicesincludes more than 1,200 pages of thought leadership on a wide range of topics, including the valuation of private company securities and intangible assets, valuation for property tax purposes, valuation for ESOPs, fair value measurement for financial accounting purposes, transfer price analysis, and economic damages measurement. Learn more >>

Two valuable free video resources available for BVWire—UK readers

Michael Badham, executive director of the International Institute for Business Valuation (iiBV) alerted BVWire—UK that their panel discussion on valuing financial instruments has become their single most popular program, reaching 10,000 views last week.

Exposure draft on valuing inventory open for comments through 30 April

The IVS 230 Inventories Exposure Draft was issued last week and is now in consultation for two months until 30 April.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

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

Agenda posted for ASA/USC fair value conference in Los Angeles June 20

An excellent lineup of speakers and topics has been announced for the 15th Annual ASA/USC Fair Value Conference on Thursday, June 18, at the offices of KPMG in downtown Los Angeles.

New edition of fair value book is available

The third edition of Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation is now available.

Business valuation essentials: don’t overvalue factored assets

Two years out, Carillion remains the largest trading liquidation under UK insolvency law.

Fair Value Measurements in 2020

CEIV. MPF. IVS. In the world of Fair Value Measurement it can be hard to keep your acronyms straight let alone keep your pulse on the latest developments. Expert Mark Zyla leads the demystifying session to help the rest of us to stay current on the issues. Bring questions and start 2020 off right with a kick off session from the man who literally wrote the book on Fair Value Measurements.

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.

Latest Resources to Help Improve the Valuation of Financial Instruments

A recap of recent resources that have emerged, including some new credentialing, that are designed to improve this area of practice. This is the valuation profession’s response to the concerns of financial regulators and others around the world about the quality and consistency of financial instrument valuations.

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.

Should business valuation be more sensitive to market pricing?

BVWire—UK has been privy to a number of conversations recently with leaders from valuation professional associations around the globe.

BVU News and Trends November 2019

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

Auditors to increase focus on quality of work of valuation experts

In its new standard concerning the use of specialists, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) wants auditors to move away from a checklist mentality and use more professional judgment.

New resources amass regarding valuing financial instruments

The valuation profession is responding to the concerns by financial regulators and others around the world about the quality and consistency of financial instrument valuations.

Disconnect in thoughts on PCAOB performance

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) reports that 83% of U.S. retail investors are confident that public-company auditors are effective in their investor protection roles, according to its 2019 Main Street Investor Survey.

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.

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