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The Size Effect Continues to be Relevant

When Estimating the Cost of Capital (Part I of III) In this paper, published in three parts with NACVA’s QuickRead, Roger Grabowski reviews the size effect, potential reasons why one observes the size effect, and correct common misconceptions and address criticisms of the Size Premia (SP). Throughout this paper, the author shows that using a pure market factor as the sole risk factor in estimating the expec ...

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Big MAC II

Fresenius is the First (General) MAC in Delaware History (Part II of II) This is a follow-up article about the first seller that successfully terminated a deal in Delaware due to a MAC clause. The previous article addressed the General MAC clause. This article addresses the Regulatory MAC clause. Introduction This is a follow-up article about the first seller that successfully terminated a deal in Delaware ...

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Financial Elder Fraud Reports Quadruple; Amount Reaches $1.7 Billion

The number of reports of financial fraud against older adults has quadrupled since 2013, with 63,500 filed reports describing more than $1.7 billion in actual losses or attempted thefts in 2017, according to a report released by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. To read the full article in McKnight’s Senior Living, click: Financial Elder Fraud Reports Quadruple; Amount Reaches $1.7 Billion. ...

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How Advisors Should Approach Outsourcing

Outsourcing tasks such as technology, compliance and investment management can improve advisers' productivity and efficiency, a study found. Performing due diligence is key when choosing a provider. To read the full article in Financial Planning, click: How Advisors Should Approach Outsourcing. ...

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What You Need to Know About the Federal Opportunity Zone Program

The Qualified Opportunity Zone program has the potential to help investors lower their federal capital gains taxes while contributing to the development of areas that need support. Here is a look at several factors to consider, including which gains are eligible for the program and when a 1031 like-kind exchange may be preferable. Want more tips and resources to help with tax reform topics? PFP Section memb ...

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Lost Profits, Modern New Business Rule

and Defense Strategies Beyond Reasonable Certainty Experts estimating lost profits under the modern new business rule know that lost profit estimates in these cases are held to a higher reasonable certainty standard than calculations for lost profits in cases with established businesses. Failing to meet this higher standard may cause an expert’s calculations to be ruled as speculative. To this level of grea ...

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How to Write Headlines

that Produce Results Great headlines—whether in blog posts or e-mails—can convince people to continue reading, even if the writing that follows is mediocre. In fact, researchers have found that people generally read eight out of every 10 headlines…but read only two of the pieces that follow the headlines. Because blogging and email marketing are such critical tools for accounting and valuation firms, learni ...

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Building Trust in ‘Fake News’ Era

Investors are more skeptical today than ever before about the financial advice they’re getting—and of the professionals offering that advice. Of course, it’s not just the financial services industry that has people wary. The government, the news media and corporations are viewed these days with rising suspicion and distrust by a significant number of Americans. To read the full article in Financial Planning ...

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Aging and How it Affects Advisor Practices

In this video, Martin Shenkman, CPA, PFS, and Hugh Magill of Northern Trust, discuss issues that may arise as a result of longer life expectancies and an aging client base. Among other things, they discuss healthcare spending and the changing nature of estate planning. To read the full article in Wealth Management, click: What to Focus on When You Have Older Clients. ...

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Top Democrat on Senate Panel Wants Hearing on SEC’s Reg BI

Sen. Sherrod Brown, the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate banking committee, is calling for a hearing on the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed Regulation Best Interest. He cited a letter from 11 former SEC economists raising concerns about the economic analysis that went into the regulation. To read the full article in Think Advisor, click: Senate Banking Panel Lawmaker Wants Reg BI Hearing ...

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