This intensive 2 day course conducted by a former senior City banker focuses on explaining the fundamentals and most up to date requirements for IFRS reporting standards.
You will learn about the main framework as well as more complex norms dealing with non-current assets and intangibles including property and equipment, leasing, business combinations, provisions and contingent assets.
You will also have a chance to explore the standards dealing with the disclosure and presentation of financial instruments.
Finally the treatment of off balance items and derivatives will be explained.
The course programme includes many real life case studies illustrating discussed material.
Knowledge of key accounting principles, such as the structure of financial statements and common accounting terms, will be required to obtain maximum benefit from this programme.
By the end of this course you will:
• Have a clear understanding of the application of IFRS
• Be able to prepare financial statements in accordance with IAS / IFRS rules
• Learn about the most significant standards and interpretations that are currently applicable
• Explore the latest changes and requirements
• Understand the difference between GAAP to IFRS reporting standards
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »