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Andrew Spooner, Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP to Speak at KCís Event on IFRS 9 Financial Instruments Explained on 12/22/10

New York, NY, June 12, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Andrew Spooner, Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “IFRS 9 Financial Instruments Explained LIVE Webcast”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for December 2, 2010, Thursday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments will replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. This Standard will be completed in three phases:

1. Classification and measurement of financial assets (IFRS 9 issued in November 2009)
2. Impairment methodology for financial assets (exposure draft issued in November 2009)
3. Hedge accounting (development stage)

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key thought leaders and experts to help the attendees get a sense of what these important developments have to offer for their business. Joining this webcast will allow the attendee to assist their clients better.

About Andrew Spooner

Andrew is a Partner in the IFRS Centre of Excellence of Deloitte in London. Andrew is the global firm's lead specialist in financial instruments accounting advising large financial institutions, corporates, key regulators and standard setters. Andrew has spent a considerable period of his career working in accounting practice assisting corporates with the accounting implications of their treasury activities and investment banks with the accounting implications of structured transactions. Andrew is co-author of "iGAAP 2010 Financial instruments: IAS 32, IAS 39, IFRS 7 and IFRS 9 explained, Sixth Edition". Prior to joining Deloitte, Andrew lead Accounting Policy at UBS London and worked for Arthur Andersen.

Deloitte & Touche LLP

“Deloitte” is the brand under which 165,000 dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients.

For more information about Andrew Spooner, and Deloitte, please visit:

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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Therese Lumbao, Director
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