Hosted by Financial Research Associates, the conference will be chaired by Decosimo’s Domestic and International Principal Karl Jordan, CPA, CGMA. Decosimo Assurance Principal Renee Ford will serve as one of the presenters at the conference which will focus on approaches to develop cost-efficient and compliant plans for private equity funds and hedge funds.
Ford will present the session entitled “Successfully Addressing Key Valuation Issues for Hedge Funds.” The lessons learned from implementing ASU 2011-11 and ASU 2013-11 and an overview of how new disclosures are covered in financial statements will be among the topics addressed during her session.
Ford is a principal in Decosimo’s assurance practice and has over 23 years experience in public accounting in both assurance and taxation. She practices primarily in the area of financial statement audits under both U.S. and international audit and accounting standards with emphasis on investment entities, captive insurance companies and healthcare.
She is the primary assurance principal involved with the firm’s offshore engagements handled in the Cayman Island office and has obtained certification in International Financial Reporting Standards to enhance her expertise in the international market.
Jordan is Decosimo’s investment entities practice leader and he also serves as the director in charge of the firm’s Cayman office, Moore Stephens Decosimo Cayman Limited.
He has extensive experience in providing services to hedge funds, private investment partnerships, alternative investment partnerships, broker/dealers, real estate companies, captive insurance, investment companies, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.
Through its highly-focused conferences and seminars, FRA provides access to timely, cutting-edge information for the nation’s top executives.
Decosimo consistently sponsors FRA’s educational conferences and has lead presentations at recent conferences on such topics as valuation for hard-to-value portfolios, hedge fund tax and compliance issues and due diligence for institutional investors.
Decosimo is a leading public accounting and business advisory firm specializing in services to alternative investment funds, offshore entities, fund of funds, real estate funds, investment advisors, broker/dealers, financial institutions, captive insurance companies and alternative loan and private investment groups.
Decosimo has also been recognized as one of the leading hedge fund auditing firms in the nation. In a 2014 ranking by HFMWeek Magazine highlighting service providers, Decosimo placed among the Top 15 auditors of funds managed by SEC-registered advisors in the U.S.
Beyond assurance and tax solutions, Decosimo provides advisory services for independent due diligence and transaction services; accounting assistance with fund launches; investment performance testing; counsel related to fund structure, fee agreements and complex tax allocation issues; advice on matters of board governance and ethics; and attestation services under the SEC Custody Rule provisions.
As an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited, Decosimo has access to additional resources and professionals in 667 offices across 105 countries offering clients a global reach while maintaining a local perspective.