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Jon Waterman, Partner, McGladrey LLP to Speak at KCís New FASB Fair Value Disclosure Requirements (ASU 2011-04) Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 13, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jon Waterman, Partner, McGladrey LLP 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 Jon Waterman

Jon works exclusively with clients in the financial services industry and has particular expertise in meeting the needs of private equity funds and business development companies (BDCs) and serves as McGladrey’s practice leader for BDCs. Jon’s client base includes BDCs, domestic and offshore investment partnerships/companies, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors, fund of funds, registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, small business investment companies, private equity funds, regulated investment companies and specialty finance companies.

In addition to general accounting and auditing, financial reporting, and consulting services, Jon works closely with McGladrey’s financial services clients on financial and regulatory compliance matters. He has counseled start-up funds, working alongside attorneys, administrators and prime brokers. Jon’s clientele range from start-ups to multi-billion dollar entities with a variety of trading strategies, including long/short equities, convertible arbitrage, fixed income, derivatives, distressed debt and private equities.

He serves both private entities and public registrants, is well versed in the Investment Act of 1940 and is designated as a SEC audit partner within the Firm. Over the course of his career, Jon has been involved with both initial public and secondary offerings and has worked extensively with various securities counsel and underwriters.

About McGladrey LLP

McGladrey LLP ( is the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with nearly 6,500 professionals and associates in more than 70 offices nationwide. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm.

It is the U.S. member of RSM International (“RSMI”), the sixth largest network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms worldwide, with offices in more than 85 countries and more than 32,000 people to serve clients’ business needs. The member firms of RSMI collaborate to provide services to global clients, but are separate and distinct legal entities which cannot obligate each other. Each member firm is responsible only for its own acts and omissions, and not those of any other party.

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, the 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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