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SOURCE Business Valuation Resources
PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Valuation Resources, LLC (BVR) is pleased to announce The Advanced Workshop on Determining Volatility and Market Yield: Developing Inputs for the Valuation of Options and Debt Securities, an exclusive, interactive web workshop on August 7, 2014, with experts David Dufendach and Oksana Westerbeke.
This highly anticipated workshop will address the challenges and best practices for determining volatility and market yield when valuing options and debt instruments in an intensive, four-hour interactive setting. Experts Dufendach and Westerbeke will examine what analysts can learn from the marketplace and how to put it to use when developing inputs for financial modeling methods. With guidance from best practices and professional standards, participants will learn when and how to utilize different methods.
"Financial professionals of all types face many challenges when valuing options and debt securities. Chief among these is determining volatilities and yields," said Blake Lyman, Professional Program Manager for BVR. "We are thrilled to host Dave and Oskana in this exclusive event. They are two of the brightest minds in their profession and two of the most gifted teachers for professionals looking to step up their game. This is an area that is only getting more complex, and their guidance is sure to provide illumination to many professionals."
Workshop attendees will walk away with an understanding of:
Registration for the Workshop is currently open with discounted pricing for multi-office listeners. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters and get full access to the expert's presentation materials.
About Business Valuation Resources, LLC (BVR)
Every top business valuation firm depends on BVR for authoritative market data, continuing professional education, and expert opinion. Our customers include business appraisers, certified public accountants, merger and acquisition professionals, business brokers, lawyers and judges, private equity and venture capitalists, owners, CFOs, and many others.
About David Dufendach, CPA/ABV, ASA
David Dufendach is a Partner in the Forensic and Valuation Services practice of Grant Thornton LLP and is located in Seattle. He specializes in the valuation of businesses and business segments, intangible assets, intellectual property, financial instruments, derivatives, and related matters for financial statement reporting, corporate planning, and other purposes. Within the Valuation Services practice, he is the U.S. director of quality control with respect to valuations for financial reporting purposes. Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP, David was a Senior Manager at a boutique valuation and litigation support firm in Seattle. He has also held management and director positions with Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison, where he developed its business valuation practice, with a primary emphasis on estates/gifts; managed a variety of accounting and audit client relationships; and co-directed the design and implementation of firm-wide quality control policies. David has also served as a corporate lending officer for large private and publicly traded companies at Security Pacific Bank and Norwest Bank.
About Oksana Westerbeke
Oksana Westerbeke is a managing director in Grant Thornton's Financial and Valuation Services practice in the New England Cluster. Westerbeke assists clients in identifying, quantifying and managing risk. She specializes in the valuation of debt and embedded derivatives, contingent assets and liabilities, warrants with anti-dilution provisions and other contingencies, privately held equity securities, performance and market condition options, and other complex securities. In addition, Westerbeke assists clients in the valuation of business enterprise and intangible assets. Westerbeke has particular expertise in valuations related to debt instruments and embedded derivatives; contingent assets and liabilities; warrants with anti-dilution provisions or other contingencies; privately held equity securities; private equity and venture capital investments; incentive plans; interest rate swaps; and purchase price allocations and goodwill impairment testing.
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