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    April 2017
 
 
Welcome to our financial services community!
 
We look forward to sharing valuable and informative insights on global industry news, regulatory updates and best business practices currently impacting the financial services environment.

- Charles V. Abraham, Partner, Financial Services Practice Leader                
- Alex Unterkoefler, Partner, Consulting Practice Leader                   
- Mike Bernstein, Partner, Financial Advisory Services Practice Leader          
- Charles de Boisriou, Partner, Global Financial Services Leader - Mazars
 
           
SECTOR HIGHLIGHT: FINANCIAL SERVICES
The New Challenge: Current Expected Credit Losses
By Roberto Bolanos

The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses – Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (ASU 2016-13) on June 16, 2016. ASU 2016-13 impacts entities holding financial assets and net investment in leases that are not accounted for at fair value through net income.
 
 
FEATURED ARTICLES
The Benefits Of An Audit Of Your Registered Investment Advisor
By Barry Goodman
Over the past few years, we have witnessed continued interest in mergers, acquisitions and consolidations of Registered Investment Advisers (“RIAs”). Acquisitions of RIAs are motivated by higher management fees with the growth of assets under management (“AUM”), the possibility of incentive fees… Click here to read article.


Regulatory Developments In The Financial Industry
By Roberta Sookram
Rule 3a-2 under the 1940 Act provides a temporary exclusion from the Act’s provisions for certain issuers that are in transition to a non-investment company business. Specifically, Rule 3a-2 deems...Click here to read article.



Global Perspectives
IFRS 9 New Provisioning And The Phase-In Period Of Regulatory Capital: A Discretionary Approach
By Audrey Cauchet | Mazars France
In about nine months, IFRS 9 will replace IAS 39 and the new accounting environment won’t be the only element to be impacted...Click here to read article.

 
FEATURED EVENTS
Industry Events:
Broker Dealer Conference
May 4, 2017
Citi Executive Conference Center, New York
Charles Pagano, Partner will moderate the Accounting Update session
 
Target Markets Program Administrators Association 2017 Mid-Year Meeting
May 15-17, 2017
Arlington, VA
Mazars will be an exhibitor. Come visit us at table #25.
 
IIAG Insurance Internal Audit Group
May 17-19, 2017
Blackstone Renaissance, Chicago
Brian Browne, Partner and Scott Higgins, Director will host a session on
"Cybersecurity and other Top Risks facing Financial Services Organizations" – Friday, May 19 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
 
NJ Bankers Annual Conference
May 17-21, 2017
Palm Beach, FL
Mazars will be an exhibitor.  
 
IASA Annual Meeting
June 4-7, 2017
Orlando, FL
Mazars will be an exhibitor.
 
Hosted Events:
Mazars’ Financial Services Forum: Top Priorities for Private Equity Firms
May 10, 2017
Open to clients and prospects

For more information on any of our events, please contact marketing@mazarsusa.com
 
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