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Susan M. Stein
Affirmative Insurance Holdings (NDQ: AFFM)

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September 06, 2010
Foreign companies that issue PIPEs could face millions of dollars in costs because of derivatives accounting rules that force them to apply fair value to some of their foreign currency exposures embed... more
August 17, 2010
As the degree of challenge that auditors and financial institutions' audit committees are able to bring to in-house valuations of complex securities is being questioned, Green Street Capital believes ... more
August 09, 2010
Many accounting and financial reporting executives still wonder how they should report the fair market value of assets that are trapped in frozen or otherwise illiquid markets. Now investment banking ... more
August 08, 2010
Additional requirements proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board on what firms must disclose in their financial statements about how they value so called hard-to-price assets could transla... more
July 07, 2010
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- All those loan problems that once plagued U.S. financial institutions don't seem so noxious anymore.Many banks managed to put a substantial portion of their problems behind ... more
June 02, 2010
An independent analysis of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco's investment portfolio is fueling doubts about the health of the bank, the largest of the 12 institutions in the system.While the... more
May 31, 2010
Courts are requiring appraisers to provide more detailed, entity-specific analysis of the discount for lack of marketability, which calls for an upgrade in the available empirical data.Appraisers, cli... more
May 19, 2010
Treasury said it will hold an auction tomorrow to sell the warrants it got in its October 2008 bailout of Wells Fargo (WFC). The sale could end up being the government's second-biggest haul yet as it ... more
May 10, 2010
Industry’s Most In-Depth Database Creates More Accurate, Defensible Datafor Determining Discounts for Lack of Marketability (DLOM)    Colorado Springs, CO, May 11, 2010 - Val... more
April 28, 2010
A New York financial advisory firm said this week that it’s opening an office in Palo Alto.Pluris Valuation Advisors LLC, which helps investors, hedge funds and others comply with federal regula... more
April 26, 2010
Although often risky, these securities may be a good bet for investors since they're offered by a motivated seller.When Warren Buffett, the world's most famous investor, plunked money down to buy pref... more
March 31, 2010
April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Auction-rate debt held by companies including Corning Inc. rose about 14 percent in value on average in the final nine months of 2009 as credit markets improved, according to al... more
March 01, 2010
The U.S. Treasury Department set tomorrow for auctioning warrants tied to the bailout of Bank of America Corp., a sale that may raise more than $1 billion. The auction announced yesterday in a Treasur... more
February 18, 2010
The Treasury Department said Thursday it will auction off warrants it took in four major banking companies as part of the industry bailout. They probably will not be the last warrants to go on the auc... more
February 11, 2010
Would you buy a “XXX” security? Those securities do exist, providing evidence of the perversion of finance during the credit boom that ended so abruptly in 2007 and 2008. That perversion ... more
February 11, 2010
Form 10/12B must be filed whenever public companies register new stock as a result of a spinoff. Think of it as one-stop shopping for everything you need to know when companies part company. Academic ... more
February 07, 2010
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. warrants held by the U.S. bailout program may raise $253.3 million for taxpayers if the government auctions the securities, according to Pluris Valuation Advisors LLC... more
January 18, 2010
PIPE funds have been saddling issuers with millions of dollars in derivatives liabilities because of so-called "down round"provisions in structured deals, accountants say. The provisions require an is... more
January 12, 2010
Pluris Valuation Advisors President Espen Robak was quoted in an article in the January 13, 2010 issue of The Hedge Fund Law Report titled “How Can Hedge Fund Managers Maintain the Efficiency Ad... more
December 13, 2009
As holiday gift lists are being drawn up, the remaining 16 days of 2009 offer hedge fund investors and managers opportunities to transfer hedge fund shares to family members for what can be substantia... more
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