European Banking Authority publishes new valuation handbook

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has this month published a Handbook on Valuation for Purposes of Resolution. The Handbook, which is addressed to central banks throughout the EU, seek to foster convergence and consistency in valuation practices as well as the interaction with independent valuers across the EU.

Professional Insight: Analysing the value of a brand

From football clubs to commercial banks, luxury fashion houses to countries – Brand Finance measures the strength and value of brands throughout the world.

Upon joining the IVSC earlier this month, we spoke to CEO and founder, David Haigh, to find out more about their work and the growing importance of brand in assessing and driving business value.

Professional Insight: How Bloomberg is helping to advance global standards in financial instrument valuation

The IVSC caught up with Varun Pawar, Global Head of Bloomberg’s Evaluated Pricing Service (BVAL) to find out what trends are shaping the fixed income valuation space and how Bloomberg is supporting efforts to enhance global standards.


How do you value a renewable energy project?

In spite of the rapid global growth of the sector, determining the value of a wind, solar, biomass or hydro energy project is no easy feat.

How do you achieve a realistic estimate of cash flow? What is an appropriate discount rate? And, how useful is the weighted average cost of capital (“WACC”) in determining a discount rate when required returns are measured against stock market performance?

Former IFAC Board Member joins IVSC as Trustee

IVSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ana Maria Elorrieta to its Board of Trustees.

Ms Elorrieta has over 35 years’ experience in accountancy having been a Partner at PwC in Brazil and was head of Risk and Quality in South America for the firm from 2003 to 2010 and in Brazil from 1997 to 2012. She has also served on the Board of IFAC and the IAASB, acted in different capacities for the Brazil Federal Accounting Council and was Chair of the Brazilian Institute of Independent Accountants.

IVSC’s work to improve standards for the valuation profession

In this article, Steven Sherman, former Chair of IVSC’s Standards Board, discusses the importance of harmonised valuation standards for the global economy, and looks back at IVSC’s review of the standards and the road to IVS 2017.