Engaging Alternatives

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Articles September 01, 2020 Q3 2020 - EisnerAmper Q&A with Antonella Puca, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services

A conversation with Antonella Puca of Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services about the valuation of private equity under COVID-19.

Articles September 01, 2020 Q3 2020 - Risk Alert from the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Relating to Compliance Matters of RIAs that Manage Private Equity Funds or Hedge Funds

This article provides insight into the June 2020 Risk Alert issued by the OCIE, which discussed conflicts of interest, fees and expenses and policies and procedures relating to material non-public information

Articles September 01, 2020 Q3 2020 - Private Equity Managers: Are Your Portfolio Companies Properly Evaluating Assets for Impairment?

This article discusses the unique accounting requirements around asset impairment and illustrates how timely recognition and measurement of impairment is a critical input to portfolio company valuation.

Articles September 01, 2020 Q3 2020 - Hybrid Funds

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted many hedge funds to shut down – yet despite the hard times, many successful hedge funds have outperformed. Many funds also provided exposure to both public and private investments, holding around 20% of capital in non-m…

Articles February 24, 2020 Q1 2020 - End of the Road for the ‘Double Irish’

A discussion of the Irish tax legislation to prevent the incorporation of an Irish company which would be treated as tax resident in an “offshore” tax jurisdiction that did not have a Double Tax Treaty in place with Ireland.

Articles February 24, 2020 Q1 2020 - EisnerAmper Q&A with Max Levine and John Chaffetz, Co-Founders, Nico

A conversation with Nico’s Max Levine and John Chaffetz regarding their ‘neighborhood REIT’ and the possibilities it offers to investors.

Articles February 24, 2020 Q1 2020 - Are You Ready for Your Annual Audit?

A discussion of the steps one can take to more effectively prepare for their organization’s year-end audit.

Articles December 11, 2019 Hedge Fund Accounting Update

A discussion of hedge fund accounting and the considerations necessary related to three critical pronouncements: ASU 2018–13. Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), ASU 2016-18. Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230) and Valuation of Portfolio Company Inv…

Articles December 11, 2019 Q4 2019 - Considerations for a Private Equity Fund Investing in Real Estate

The author examines the compliance and reporting implications for private equity funds looking to attract and raise capital form investors – including the differences between investment companies and operating companies.