Intangible assets are increasingly critical to corporate value, and new valuation methods need to be deployed to accurately calculate their worth.
Jason Voss, CFA, provides his choices for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition features surprising facts about coffee consumption, global choke points in the food supply, graphics showing how cryptocurrencies are likely to affect finance, and more.
In this only book of its kind, two trained accountants and seasoned analysts illustrated a disciplined approach to identify accounting irregularities using actual examples of Asian companies.
Because of his track record in detecting the manipulation of financial results, Howard Schilit, CFA, has been called the Sherlock Holmes of accounting. Whereas most forensic accountants come in after the fact for the investigation and litigation, Schilit is the rare exception who comes in to detect accounting manipulation before it is widely discovered.
At the recent CFA Institute Global Investment Risk Symposium, Ron Ryan, CFA, of Ryan ALM, appealed for greater transparency and the application of commonsense principles in pension accounting, warning that without such changes the solvency of corporations, cities, and states is at stake.
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