Grabowski, Paglia, Pratt to Keynote 2014 Business Valuation and Financial Forensics SuperConference

NACVA and the CTI announce keynote presenters for the 2014 Business Valuation and Financial Forensics SuperConference that will be held June 17–20, 2014, at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. The conference keynotes will cover the cost of capital and private capital markets.

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Roger Grabowski, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

It is the first major conference of the year in the accounting and financial consulting profession and is designed to deliver technical content and social events that allow attendees to expand their networks. - Brien K. Jones

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Business valuation pioneers Roger Grabowski and Shannon Pratt and industry maverick John Paglia will headline NACVA and the CTI's 2014 Business Valuation and Financial Forensics SuperConference, June 17–20, 2014, at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. Themed “Work Hard. Play Hard.” The four-day conference will feature sessions as well as panel and round table discussions covering a broad spectrum of the highest-demand specialty areas within the accounting and financial consulting profession, those being business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, succession/exit planning, financial forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, healthcare valuation, risk management, valuation software and databases, and business valuation industry specialization areas. Professional standards and ethics will also be discussed.

Grabowski and Pratt will kick off the conference on the morning of Wednesday, June 18, 2014, co-presenting “Cost of Capital Update.” Drawing from the upcoming Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, 5th ed., which they co-author, “the session will inform conference attendees of recent research on the risk-free rate, equity risk premium, size premium, company-specific risk premium, and methods for directly estimating the cost of capital for closely held businesses,” states Grabowski. “After attending the session, conference attendees will be able to list the current research on, and criticisms of, commonly applied methods of estimating the cost of capital and gain a clearer understanding of the divergent positions when estimating the cost of capital,” states Pratt.

Paglia will immediately follow Grabowski and Pratt with his presentation, “Ivory Tower Irony: How Many Appraisers Can Dance on the Head of the Private Capital Markets?” Leveraging results from a business appraisal survey to be administered just weeks before NACVA and the CTI's conference, he will present the most current activities and trends in the private capital markets, their impacts on business owners and influences on the business valuation profession.

“The session will provide an outlook on capital availability, business valuations, and transaction activity. Conference attendees will be able to identify the differences between reality and myths of financing choices, list the capital and financing options available to business owners, assist business owners in strategically targeting relevant capital sources, compute cost of capital around relevant sources, and improve relevancy to business owners,” Paglia said.

“We are assembling an outstanding faculty of presenters for the 2014 SuperConference that will represent the industry’s masters and emerging leaders presenting the latest theories, practical applications, tools, and techniques that business valuation and financial forensic practitioners can implement to support their consulting engagements,” states Brien K. Jones, Executive Vice President for Business Development and Continuing Education for NACVA and the CTI. “Each year this conference attracts 700 to 800 U.S. and international business valuation and financial forensic analysts. It is the first major conference of the year in the accounting and financial consulting profession and is designed to deliver technical content and social events that allow attendees to expand their networks.”

Conference details and registration options can be found at http://www.nacva.com/conference.asp.

About the NACVA
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that delivers training from the nation’s leading experts in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, fraud risk management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies. Along with its training and certification programs, NACVA offers a range of support services, reference materials, software, and customized databases to enhance the professional capabilities and capacities of its members. NACVA is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™). NACVA's Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Other professional certifications offered by NACVA include the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF™) and the Accredited in Business Appraisal Review™ (ABAR™).

About the CTI
The Consultants' Training Institute is comprised of leading experts in the fields of business valuation, financial forensics and forensic accounting, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare valuation and consulting, and a variety of other related business consulting disciplines. As the most widely respected professional training organization, the CTI combines hundreds of years of practitioner experience with academic insights to produce benchmark training and certification in the accounting and financial consulting industry's hottest growth niches.