Asset managers should review and update their policies, procedures and business activities to be ready for potential 2016 SEC and FINRA exams.
With investment management industry consolidation on the rise, smart asset managers know it makes sense to get your financial books and records in deal-ready shape.
The FASB issued a proposal that seeks to address whether the definition of a business might be too broad and if analyzing deals under that definition is too costly and complex.
REITs have numerous process-specific IT options, but how these systems work together is the bigger question. Finding the right mix can be a daunting task.
Governance is a proactive way for REITs to distinguish themselves in the market and gain control in an uncertain regulatory environment.
As the real-estate investment trust (REIT) industry matures, REIT companies need sophisticated, practical advice to help drive efficiencies, reduce costs and minimize penalties and fines. You need a team that has the depth of experience and industry knowledge to guide you through all aspects of audit, regulatory reporting and tax.
From top management down, Grant Thornton is strategically committed to REITs. Our industry-specialized team is made up of highly qualified partners and managers that have dedicated REIT experience. At Grant Thornton, access is quicker and more direct, and turnaround is faster---no matter where your operations are located. We work in cross-functional teams, pursuing an integrated approach to provide broad-based business advice as well as targeted technical assistance to improve operations, processes, or internal controls, thereby increasing your competitive advantage.
Our services include:
Michael C. Patanella
National Asset Management Sector Leader, Audit Partner
Phone: +1 212 624 5258
Location: New York, NY
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FINRA wants investors to have more transparency into the valuation process. That may lead to greater pricing pressure.
A lack of high-quality valuation info has limited the pool of potential investors, but a new Practice Guideline could help.
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