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Louis Fanzini, Director of Technical Accounting and Research, Credit Suisse to Speak at KCís Event on IFRS 9 Financial Instruments Explained on 12/22/10

New York, NY, June 17, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Louis Fanzini, Director of Technical Accounting and Research, Credit Suisse, 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 registrants 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 Louis Fanzini

Louis (Lou) Fanzini is a Senior Director of Technical Accounting and Research at Credit Suisse. In this role, he holds a leadership position focusing on providing both US and IFRS technical accounting advice on all investment banking matters.

Lou is a former FASB Industry Fellow and served as a project manager on accounting and reporting matters related to financial instruments and the investment banking and broker-dealer industries.

Lou has previously held positions in the front office as an equity analyst, a technical accounting advisor in J.P. Morgan & Co’s accounting policy group and as a public accountant leading audit engagements of broker-dealers, banks, and hedge funds.

Lou is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences focusing on accounting issues related to financial instruments and other technical accounting developments. He holds a masters degree from Fordham University in Finance and Management, is a CPA and holds Series 7 and 63 General Securities licenses.

About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a leading global financial services company, offering clients financial advice in all aspects of private banking, investment banking and asset management.

For more information about Lou Fanzini and Credit Suisse, 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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