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August 24, 2016

Autonomous Cars and the Accounting Cloud

2016-08-24 Aaron Berson, CPA, MSA News about companies working on or investing in the development of autonomous or driverless cars appears almost daily. Whether it’s through a classification from the National Highway Safety Administration or the Society of Automotive Engineer significant progress is being

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August 19, 2016

Music Industry Sings the Blues After DOJ Licensing Recommendation

Music industry sings the blues after DOJ licensing recommendation. The DOJ issued a June 2016 recommendation that the performing rights organizations should operate under a 100% licensing structure. Let’s take a deeper look at the impact of the DOJ’s game-changing announcement. More

August 17, 2016

Recently Released Proposed 2704 Regulations Attack Gift and Estate Valuation Discounts

Many taxpayers have created family limited partnerships or limited liability companies to transfer wealth at a discounted value. Proposed regulations attack gift and estate valuation discounts. A tax advisor can examine the impact on your current estate plan. More

August 12, 2016

IRS Proposal Could Increase Transfer of Family Interest Tax Liability

The IRS proposed rules on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes and restrictions on liquidation of interest are only in draft form but ultimately may have a significant impact on the valuation of an intra-family ownership interest if implemented. More

August 09, 2016

Brexit Knowledge Center

The British exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU) will have a dramatic economic impact and has implications for sectors such as finance, manufacturing, agriculture, real estate and many others. What is the timeline for Brexit to become official? More

August 03, 2016

Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Managers Accessing Capital in Europe: Why Europe?

As a source of investment capital, Europe is a key market for hedge funds. It is estimated that total assets under management (AUM) in Europe increased and reached an all-time high. Total assets of the continent’s asset management industry grew 74% between end 2008 and end 2014. More

August 03, 2016

Vendor Management of Investor Data

As the U.S. moves closer to the internationally accepted Anti-Money Laundering standards, investors question what happens to their personal confidential information. The SEC’s OCIE underscores the importance of vendor management, risk assessment processes and cybersecurity as their top priority. More

August 03, 2016

Navigating Operational Due Diligence in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets can be highly profitable but involve certain risks. In developed markets, investors often limit the scope of operational due diligence to traditional financial and tax issues. This approach may fall short to uncover important information in an emerging market. More

August 03, 2016

Alternative Investment Industry Outlook for Q3 and Beyond in 2016

With the 2nd quarter dominated by the Brexit vote, investors are rethinking their upcoming alternative investment allocations. Separate from Brexit, the outlook on equities-focused managers varied. This article covers investor outlook, launch activity and hedge fund fees. More

August 03, 2016

Cybersecurity Regulatory Risk: Where We Stand

Cybersecurity as a regulatory risk for investment advisors and broker-dealers. High profile data breaches, such as the Panama Papers, have caused significant losses. A closer look at the cybersecurity threat indicates that the regulatory risk can be mitigated with proactive management. More

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