FRA’s National Private Investment Forum To Feature Two Decosimo Principals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, will serve as a sponsor for the Private Investment Fund Accounting, Operations & Compliance Forum to be held at the Princeton Club in New York City July 28-29. Hosted by Financial Research Associates, the conference will be chaired by Decosimo’s Domestic and International Principal Karl Jordan, CPA, CGMA. Decosimo Assurance Principal Renee Ford will serve as one of the presenters at the conference which will focus on approaches to develop cost-efficient and compliant plans for private equity funds and hedge funds. 

Ms. Ford will present the session entitled “Successfully Addressing Key Valuation Issues for Hedge Funds.” The lessons learned from implementing ASU 2011-11 and ASU 2013-11 and an overview how new disclosures are covered in financial statements will be among the topics addressed during Ms. Ford’s session. 

Ms. Ford is a principal in Decosimo’s assurance practice and has over 23 years experience in public accounting in both assurance and taxation. She practices primarily in the area of financial statement audits under both U.S. and international audit and accounting standards with emphasis on investment entities, captive insurance companies and healthcare. Ms. Ford is the primary assurance principal involved with the firm’s offshore engagements handled in the Cayman Island office and has obtained certification in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to enhance her expertise in the international market. 

Mr. Jordan is Decosimo’s investment entities practice leader and he also serves as the Director in Charge of the firm’s Cayman office, Moore Stephens Decosimo Cayman Limited. He has extensive experience in providing services to hedge funds, private investment partnerships, alternative investment partnerships, 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, hedge fund tax and compliance issues and due diligence for institutional investors.


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