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Webinar: Current Issues in Estimating Cost of Capital

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​The following live audio webinar is presented by the CFA Institute and there is no cost to attend.  

Cost of capital estimation is critical when assessing the long-run expected return on investments. Whether valuing individual securities, discerning between capital projects or an acquisition target cost of capital analysis is one of the most crucial jobs that corporate finance professionals perform. Limitations among established cost of capital methodologies have been magnified in the wake of the economic turbulence of the last financial crisis while new opportunities have emerged.

Join renowned valuation expert Roger Grabowski for an in-depth examination of the state of cost of capital determination. In this intensive presentation, Grabowski will discuss what every finance professional should know when determining a cost of capital in today's economy, using all available tools and data, and factoring for current controversies, including:

  • Current evidence on market and size risk premiums
  • Current evidence on industry risk premiums
  • Current evidence on international risk premiums

Roger J. Grabowski is a managing director at Duff & Phelps. Previously, he was a managing director at Standard & Poor's corporate value consulting practice and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and one of its predecessor firms, Price Waterhouse, where he founded the US valuation services practice and managed the real estate appraisal practice. Mr. Grabowski has directed valuations of businesses, interests in businesses, intellectual property, intangible assets, real property, and machinery and equipment. He is the coauthor of Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, The Lawyer's Guide to Cost of Capital, and Cost of Capital in Litigation: Applications and Examples. Mr. Grabowski has written the annual Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report and is the coauthor of the 2014 Valuation Handbook: Guide to Cost of Capital. He teaches courses for the American Society of Appraisers, including "Cost of Capital," a course he developed.

Registered individuals who are unable to join in the live presentation will receive information via email about how to access the archived recording of the webinar.

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Society; Career

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Performance Measurement and Evaluation; Portfolio Management; Private Wealth Management; Quantitative Methods; Risk Management

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9/17/2015 12:00 PM

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9/17/2015 1:00 PM





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Roger J. Grabowski, FASA

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