Globalview Advisors sponsored the 11th Annual Fair Value Conference with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting, held this year at the Radisson Hotel in Los Angeles. Globalview’s, Ray Rath, has organized and moderated at all of these conferences. Key topics of discussion were FASB Update on Fair Value Matters, by Adam Kamhi, Valuation Fellow/Financial Accounting Standards Board; SEC Update by Kristopher Shirley, Professional Accounting Fellow/US Securities and Exchange Commission; Valuation Profession Initiative Update by Tony Aaron, Partner/Ernst & Young and Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees/The Appraisal Foundation; Volatility Estimation and Measurement by Amanda Miller, Executive Director, Complex Securities Valuation Group/Ernst & Young; and PCAOB Update by George Wilfert, Director/Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is the oldest multidisciplinary appraisal nonprofit organization founded in 1936 and established in 1952 in the United States. ASA has become an effective professional affiliation of appraisers of all disciplines, working cooperatively to elevate the standards of the appraisal profession. ASA provides its members the most solid grounding in the appraisal principles that underlie all classes of property: real, personal, tangible and intangible. ASA is a global coverage organization active in Northern America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe, China, Japan and Australia.

The programs at the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting are widely recognized in the top tier of accounting education worldwide. In fact, Leventhal is the only private university accounting program to be consistently recognized as excellent in all facets of accounting education. It resides within the highly rated Marshall School of Business, which provides its students opportunities to interact with the highest quality of faculty who are well known to be innovators in the areas of accounting education and critical research.