Investment Management Industry ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

BBD's Investment Management Group is committed to bringing value to our clients and industry friends throughout the year.  Stay current on investment management industry trends and developments with our on-demand Webinars.

PCAOB Auditing Standard 2501 (AS 2501): What You Need To Know As Fund Management Or A Trustee

Featuring a discussion with BBD partner John Braun about this important new PCAOB standard, specifically its impact on auditing fair value measurements and important considerations for investment companies.

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SEC Modernization Is Here- What You Need To Know Now

In this Webinar, Jim Kaiser, BBD's managing partner as well as a partner in our Investment Management Group, and Cory Stewart, a senior audit manager in our Investment Management Group, discuss:

  • Lessons learned from the initial implementation of SEC modernization reporting requirements
  • Future considerations for mutual funds and ETFs in this arena

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Custom Baskets In ETFs

Featuring a candid conversation between BBD Investment Management Group partner Jim Kaiser and Stradley Ronon partner Christopher Scarpa. Jim and Chris answer questions such as:

  • Are there any tax issues associated with the create and redeem process for ETFs?
  • In an effort to increase tax efficiency, what methodology are funds employing from a cost relief of sales standpoint?
  • Do ETFs have any obligation to monitor what the Authorized Participants do with shares after they are created?

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What Advisors Should Be Telling Their Boards About Their Alternative Funds

Jim Kaiser, an audit partner in BBD’s Investment Management Group, and guest presenter Gregory Nowak, partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, focused on issues related to:

  • Commodity Exposure
  • Structured Notes
  • Controlled Foreign Corporations
  • Significant Derivative Use
  • Non-Traded REITs

Don’t miss a candid discussion of real life experiences with issues involving these strategies and how you should be talking to advisors about their impact on the Funds you oversee.

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How the PCAOB's Proposed Changes to the Auditor's Reporting Model Would Impact Investment Companies

In an effort to make the auditor’s report more relevant and useful to investors, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has proposed sweeping changes to the auditor’s reporting model in two new standards.  In this Webinar, Mike Boyle, an audit partner in BBD’s Investment Management Group, explains the changes proposed by the new standards as well as their relevance to investment companies.

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Let's Talk: Auditor's Communications With Audit Committees

In this Webinar, John Braun, an audit partner in BBD’s Investment Management Group, explores:

  • A brief history of required communications between auditors and audit committees- how did we get to where we are today?
  • How today’s regulatory environment impacts communication between auditors and audit committees
  • The most important conversations audit committees should be having with their auditors

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