Alternative Asset Advisory
Heightened regulatory concerns and vigilance, together with increased investor scrutiny, have led to increased demand for independent expert advice. Duff & Phelps’ Alternative Asset Advisory segment provides supportable, transparent valuations of illiquid, difficult-to-value investments and complex securities to issuers, investors and regulators. Companies look to Duff & Phelps as both an advisor and sounding board to provide them with independent and objective advice that enables them to make the most informed decisions.
Duff & Phelps also provides merger and acquisition, financial, tax, information technology and human resource due diligence to private equity and strategic investors. Our professionals help clients navigate all aspects of the investment cycle by focusing on value drivers and deal-breakers that are critical to investment decisions.
Regulatory Scrutiny of Alternative Investment Fund Valuations
Duff & Phelps Managing Director David Larsen discusses some of the primary concerns of the SEC and auditors with respect to valuation as well as how alternative investment managers must be prepared to respond.
Regulatory Environment Impacting Alternative Investment Funds
Duff & Phelps Managing Director David Larsen discusses the impact of the Dodd-Frank legislation as well as the purpose and focus of the SEC inspection program in this video segment.
AIFM Directive and the Independent Valuation Requirement
Duff & Phelps managing directors Chris Franzek and Mathias Schumacher discuss how they are working with fund managers to address the independent valuation requirement of the Directive in a new video.
David Larsen published in Journal of Securities Operations and Custody, a Henry Stewart Publication
Managing Director David Larsen discusses how obtaining timely fair value estimates for illiquid and hard to value assets is critical for investors to exercise their fiduciary duty of monitoring and reporting investments transparently.
AIFMD and the Valuation Requirements
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) imposes far reaching rules that will have a profound impact on the way alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) interact with investors and other stakeholders.
“Contingent Consideration: Does it Have Value?” – David Larsen and Steve Nebb published in Venture Capital Review
Managing Directors David Larsen Steve Nebb discuss why estimating the fair value of all assets, including contractual rights, while imperfect and subject to judgment, continues to be the best basis for reporting the value of investments on a periodic basis.2013 NVCA Yearbook includes a comprehensive analysis of U.S. venture capital industry statistics
Managing Director David Larsen was instrumental in highlighting certain issues and considerations to be explored in the application of FAS 157, the Fair Value measurement standard around Fair Value Considerations for Venture Capitalists.Limited Partner Survey Reveals Confidence, Optimism For Alternative Investments In 2013
Duff & Phelps recently revealed the results of a survey of limited partners (LPs) who believe that private equity has successfully rebounded from the crisis and is positioned for strong performance this year. Prepared in collaboration with mergermarket, the Alternative Investments Outlook 2013
report synthesises interviews with 100 LPs operating across North America and Western Europe. Highlights from the 2012 6th Annual Alternative Investments Conference
The Duff & Phelps 6th Annual Alternative Investments Conference was held on November 27, 2012 at the New York Stock Exchange. The conference provided perspectives on the political landscape, the continuing impact of regulation, the outlook of limited partners and other trends in the industry.
Webcast Replay: SEC Scrutinizing Private Equity: What Asset Managers Should Do Now
This webcast explores the SEC’s increased scrutiny of private equity, requiring asset managers to assess their valuation and reporting practices.
Webcast Replay: Enhancing Transparency through Created Value Attribution
This webcast introduces Duff & Phelps’ analytical framework which extends beyond the basic value creation drivers to enhance transparency and allow for identification and support of a General Partner’s operational value-add.
“Fair Value, Who Cares? and Why They Should!” – David Larsen and Steve Nebb published in Venture Capital Review
Managing Director David Larsen and Director Steve Nebb discuss how fair value measurement has been a topic of concern in the venture capital industry for almost a decade.
“Assessing New Hedge Funds” – Alan Swersky published in Private Wealth Magazine
Alan Swersky discusses how family offices shouldn’t shy away from emerging hedge fund managers, many of whom outperform their more experienced brethren.
“Trust, But Verify - Investors, Managers Press for Fair Value Transparency” – Chris Franzek published in Alchemy
Duff & Phelps Chris Franzek published in Alchemy.
Highlights from the 2010 4th Annual Alternative Investments Conference
Duff & Phelps 4th Annual Alternative Investments Conference gathered industry thought leaders at the Harvard Club in New York to discuss the key issues impacting the alternative investment industry.
Webcast Replay: Proposed Fair Value Changes Will Impact GPs and LPs Investing in Alternative Assets
Discussion of proposed Fair Value rules impacting alternative asset investments for GPs and LPs using either US GAAP or IFRS. As thought leaders on valuation issues, Duff & Phelps is pleased to provide an exclusive forum to discuss the latest Fair Value developments in the market place.
Highlights from the 2010 European Alternative Investments Valuation Conference
Duff & Phelps European Alternative Investments Valuation Conference gathered industry thought leaders at the Mandarin Oriental in London to discuss the key issues impacting the alternative investment industry.
Webcast Replay: AICPA Issues Interpretative Guidance on Using NAV to Value Interests
This webcast, hosted by Duff & Phelps, will help both General Partners (GPs) and Limited Partners (LPs) further understand the requirements of ASU 2009-12 through a discussion of the new AICPA Technical Guidance.
Webcast Replay: New Fair Value Rules for GPs and LPs Investing in Alternative Assets
Discussion on new Fair Value rules impacting alternative assets. As thought leaders on valuation issues, Duff & Phelps is pleased to provide an exclusive forum to discuss the latest fair value developments in the market place.
FAS 157: Fair Value Measurement
Today's financial markets are having a profound impact on businesses around the world. At Duff & Phelps, we provide timely and effective advice to help clients solve their most complex financial reporting and valuation challenges. Our professionals also advise market experts on important issues, such as FAS157, helping to shape the regulations that will affect the world market for years to come.