Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, is providing support as the lead sponsor for the Private Investment Fund Accounting & Auditing Forum hosted by the Financial Research Associates (FRA) July 19-20 at New York City’s Princeton Club. Decosimo Principal Karl J. Jordan, CPA, CGMA, will chair the private investment focused forum.
The conference will explore topics such as a Financial Accounting Standards Board update focusing on new and proposed accounting rules, as well as the latest developments of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) convergence. Updates will also be given related to the Form PF and best practices for surviving an SEC audit. An overview of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and its projected impact on private investment funds will be covered, as well as specific accounting and auditing issues relevant to fund of funds and key issues funds are facing with regards to FIN 48. The conference will also provide breakout sessions that will include a private equity track and a hedge fund track each covering issues specific to the respective groups.
Mr. Jordan is Decosimo’s alternative investment/hedge fund practice leader and also serves as the Director in Charge of the firm’s Cayman Islands office, Moore Stephens Decosimo Cayman Limited. He has extensive experience in providing services to financial institutions, private investment partnerships, alternative investment partnerships, hedge funds, broker/dealers, real estate companies, captive insurance, investment companies, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.
Through its highly focused conferences and seminars, FRA provides access to timely, cutting-edge information for the nation’s top executives. Decosimo consistently sponsors FRA’s educational conferences and has lead presentations at recent conferences on such topics as valuation for hard-to-value portfolios and due diligence for institutional investors.