Steven J. Sherman discusses the role of the International Valuation Standards Council and how it differs from that of the accounting standard setters. Mr. Sherman also provides his thoughts on the large number of restatements by public companies in recent years due to valuation issues.
This episode of the Take 15 Series was originally released on 15 December 2011.
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