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Josette Ferrer, Managing Director, Clairent Advisors LLC to Speak at KCís New FASB Fair Value Disclosure Requirements (ASU 2011-04) LIVE Webcast

New York, NY, December 07, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Josette Ferrer, Managing Director, Clairent Advisors LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “New FASB Fair Value Disclosure Requirements (ASU 2011-04).” This event is scheduled for January 28, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Josette Ferrer

Josette Ferrer is the founder, CEO, and a Managing Director of Clairent Advisors. Since 1993, Josette has been assisting clients with the valuation of intangible assets, intellectual property, closely held businesses and business interests, stock options, debt instruments, and capital equipment / fixed assets.

Prior to founding Clairent Advisors, Josette was the U.S. Practice Leader of Marsh's Valuation Services Group. Her career includes serving as the Managing Director responsible for starting the San Francisco Valuation Services Group of WTAS, Inc., a former subsidiary of HSBC Group. Prior to WTAS, Josette was a director with Huron Consulting Group and a senior manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Josette has been a guest speaker for a wide variety of forums, including Financial Executives International, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Practising Law Institute. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration, from U.C. Berkeley.

About Clairent Advisors LLC

Clairent Advisors ( specializes in providing independent asset and business valuations – combining proven techniques, analytical tools, and extensive experience to produce thorough and well-documented deliverables. Clairent’s team has significant experience providing valuations and financial advisory services for a variety of needs, including, but not limited to: financial reporting, tax planning and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, and litigation support. Clients have valued Clairent’s credentials – with experience on over 600 significant valuation engagements – coupled with the responsiveness and focus from senior level team members on all aspects of a project. Serving both U.S. as well as international clients, Clairent is based in San Francisco, California.

Event Synopsis:

Fair Value Disclosures: New disclosures for level 3 fair value measurements were effective Q1 2012. The disclosures were more complex and operationally intensive than originally expected by most preparers. In addition, the information provided may not always be conducive to an investor’s understanding of the unobservable inputs used in these measurements. This webcast would provide insight on the FASB’s requirements, a comparison/review of disclosures in companies’ SEC filings, SEC’s views on what should be disclosed, auditors’ concerns, and the current thinking on how this disclosure is expected to evolve.

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

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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