Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, CPA/ABV, CEIV, is a managing director at BlueVal Group, LLC, a valuation services firm with a focus on the valuation of privately held companies in the United States. Prior to BlueVal, she was part of the alternative investment group at KPMG/Rothstein Kass, where she helped launch RK’s Bay Area practice, the global hedge fund practice of EY in San Francisco and New York, and the financial services team at RSM US LLP in New York. Puca served as a director in the ethics and professional standards group at CFA Institute and as a volunteer focused on certifications and curriculum programs. She has served as an executive committee member of the board of the CFA Society of New York and as a member of AIMA's research committee. She will be joining the Business Valuation Committee of the AICPA effective May 2019 and is currently writing a book on the Valuation of Early Stage Enterprises: A Fair Value Update with expected release in the Spring of 2020 (Wiley). Puca is licensed as a CPA in California and New York. She is accredited in business valuation (AICPA), holds the valuation analyst and the entity and intangibles valuation certifications. Puca is a member of the Italian Professional Association of Journalists. She holds a degree in economics with honors from the University “Federico II” of Naples, Italy, and a master of law studies in taxation from NYU Law School. She has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University, a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a member of the 420 Italian National Sailing Team.
Intangible assets are increasingly critical to corporate value, and new valuation methods need to be deployed to accurately calculate their worth.
Leverage is pervasive in today’s private equity markets. Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, CPA, explores how private equity funds apply it and how investors should approach it.
"Integrating ESG certainly does not harm and, in fact, is additive to value generation," says Andrew Parry of Hermes Investment Management.
How are artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and big data transforming manager selection and due diligence processes? Michael Oliver Weinberg, CFA, shares his take in an interview with Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM.
What does the private equity secondary market look like these days? Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, interviews Brett Hickey of Star Mountain Capital for his take.