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28/09/2017 - What is your opinion of fair value?

EFRAG is organising a conference on the use of fair value in financial reporting on 5 December 2017.

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​Accounting meets valuation on 5 December 2017 when EFRAG is organising a conference on the use of fair value in financial reporting. Fair value is a topic that encourages debate. While some feel that it enhances the transparency and relevance of financial statements, others point out the challenges in applying fair value and question the volatility that can result from it. 

The EFRAG event is a great opportunity to hear the latest views on the use of fair value. With a keynote speech from Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), other speakers having their say on this compelling topic include:

  • Jannis Bischof, Professor of Accounting, University of Mannheim and member of the EFRAG Financial Instruments Working Group;
  • Stephen Cooper, analyst and former IASB member;
  • Henk Oosterhout, Managing Director Duff & Phelps;
  • Peter Sampers, Chairman of the DASB and EFRAG Board member; and
  • Ann Tarca, IASB member.

The event will gather experts to discuss both the theory and practice of fair value.

The conference starts at 13:30. Coffee and sandwiches are served from 13:00.  More information about the  programme will be published on the EFRAG website.

Be sure to reserve your free seat for the event by clicking on 'Register to event' below.

 A pdf version of the 'Save the date' is available here:

Save the date.pdf