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Axiom Valuation presents a series of Webinars covering topics of current interest across a variety of investment and valuation subjects. The Webinars are free and held periodically with recordings available right here.

Held on July 15, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT (US)

Topic: What Every Bankruptcy Attorney Wants to Know: Does COVID-19 Mean that Private Enterprises Can Not Be Valued? The Answer: They Can, But Valuation is More Complex

Learning Objective: COVID-19 has triggered a global impact potential bankruptcies. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why is COVID-19 a problem for Bankruptcy Valuation?
  • COVID-19 Loan Defaults and Debt Repricing Signal a Bankruptcy Tsunami.
  • An approach to bankruptcy valuation that best aligns with the COVID-19 Event.

Held on April 29, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT (US)

Topic: The COVID-19 Meltdown Impact on Credit Losses & Loan Impairment: Is Your Institution Prepared?

Learning Objective: COVID-19 has triggered a global impact on credit and equity markets. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The extent to which the pandemic has injured the economy, industries most at risk, and the factors that will drive an historic decline in credit quality.
  • How defaults will rise and exceed historical benchmarks, and the implication for bank loan write-downs.
  • How banks can identify loans that are most at risk- fair value below carrying value- using a cost effective and efficient credit platform

Held on January 21, 2014, 10 AM EST (US), 3 PM GMT (UK), 4 PM CST (Europe) 

Topic: A New Regulatory Direction: Using Fair Value Principles to Price Bank Loans and Calculate Loan Loss Reserve Adjustments

Learning Objective: This webinar will look at the current standards for financial measurement of bank loans in Europe and the US and how these standards are changing. It will asses the impact on banks and investment funds of these changes by discussing the differences between Fair Value, Economic Value, and Accounting Value. It will also look at the loan loss reserve accounting and provide a case study.

Held on July 18, 2013, 11 AM EST

Topic: Valuing Personal Goodwill (Back by popular demand)

Learning Objective: Understanding the proper valuation of personal goodwill during an acquisition and the ensuing tax implications.

Held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 4 PM CEST (Europe), 3 PM GMT, 10 AM EDT

Topic: Valuation, Risk Measurement and Marketing Requirements of the European AIFMD: Is Your Firm Prepared?

Learning Objective: This Webinar provides AI managers and advisors with what they need to do to meet the Directive’s guidelines relating to the “independence of the valuation and risk managements functions” from investment decision making. This separation is new and has significant resource requirements for AI funds and their respective managers. The Webinar will also outline the Directive’s requirements for selling investments in Europe and how these will impact investment firms both within and outside the Euro zone. The experts will also respond to questions submitted during and after the webinar.

Held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, 11 AM EST 

Topic: Valuing Personal Goodwill

Learning Objective: Understanding the proper valuation of personal goodwill during an acquisition and the ensuing tax implications.

Held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11 AM EDT 

Topic: Gifting and Estate Planning Valuation Update: Countdown to the End of the $5 million Window

Learning Objective: What are the key valuation issues to consider in gifting LP, LLC, or corporate interests before year-end? What are the valuation-related pitfalls to avoid for clients making large gifts through the end of 2012? What kinds of discounts should clients expect? What are the most likely areas where the IRS will contest?

Held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 11 AM EDT 

Topic: Hedge Fund Return Due Diligence: Identifying When a Hedge Fund Manager is Fraudulently Reporting

Learning Objective: How to create a due diligence score card for hedge fund managers that do not disclose asset level positions. What is appropriate due diligence to ensure that your hedge fund managers are not reporting returns fraudulently, i.e. that they are not the next Bernie Madoff? When should you be worried about the returns reported by your hedge fund manager?


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