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The Knowledge Congress Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Understanding Financial Instrument Accounting Overhaul & Fair Value

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: “Understanding Financial Instrument Accounting Overhaul & Fair Value.” This two-hour event is scheduled on August 26, 2010 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

New York, NY, July 31, 2010 --( Recently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released a proposal to update rules governing accounting for financial instruments. This sweeping legislation will significantly impact the industry’s landscape. Much of it centers on measuring these complex financial instruments at fair value (or something close to it). While this comprehensive legislation has many facets, it will focus on redefining accounting for financial instruments in these areas:

- Classification and Measurement of Instruments
- Fair Value vs. Amortized Costs
- How Changes in Fair Value is recorded (earnings vs. comprehensive income)
- New More Consistent Models for Impairment on Loans & Debt Securities
- Delaying Recognition of Credit Losses
- Hedging of Financial Instruments & Risks Using Derivatives

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of experts who will help untangle the complex new rules and how they will impact your firm. Click the “Register” button below to sign up today. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. Significant discounts apply for early registration.

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Mike Strong, Director, Chatham Financial
Enrique Tejerina, Partner, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG LLP
Jamie Mayer, CPA, Senior Manager, Accounting Principles Consulting Group (APCG), Grant Thornton LLP
Jeffrey T. Allen, Managing Director Financial Instruments and Credit Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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