Alternative assets valuation curriculum

Alternative asset classes (private equity, private debt, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate) have grown significantly over the past years and are expected to continue to grow as institutional (and individual) investors seek ways to diversify their portfolio holdings with various return and risk profiles.

Fair valuation of alternative investments/assets, including strength and reliability of the valuation process, is an ever-increasing area of focus for investors, fund managers, accounting standards setting bodies, auditors and regulators in the context of unprecedented market conditions and a challenging global economy.

PwC's Academy has developed this alternative valuation curriculum to help participants understand the challenges associated with the fair valuation assessment of alternative investments/assets.

8 complementary building blocks

The training curriculum is designed around 8 complementary building blocks:

  1. 'Alternative assets valuation - Introduction' (2h) will help participants to develop a foundational knowledge on valuation concepts, methodologies and techniques used to value the alternative asset classes (private equity, private debt, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate). Each of these will be deepened through the following specific modules.
  2. 'Alternative assets valuation and valuation oversight: private equity' (3h) will help participants get a comprehensive understanding of the valuation concepts and recognised methodologies specific to the private equity assets.
  3. 'Alternative assets valuation techniques: real estate' (3h) will help participants navigate through the challenges associated with the valuation of real estate that constitute one of the most active and profitable investment opportunities.
  4. 'Alternative assets valuation oversight: real estate' (2h) will help participants navigate through the challenges associated with RE valuation oversight.
  5. 'Alternative assets valuation and valuation oversight: debt funds' (3h) will help participants get a comprehensive knowledge on valuation concepts specific to debt instruments, recognised methodologies as well as apply these methodologies in the context of fair valuation assessment.
  6. 'Alternative assets valuation and valuation oversight: infrastructure' (3h) will help participants get a deep understanding on valuation concepts and recognised methodologies specific to the infrastructure.
  7. 'Alternative assets valuation and valuation oversight: venture capital' (3h) will help participants navigate through the challenges associated with fair valuation in this asset class.
  8. 'Alternative assets valuation function and valuation process - Regulatory aspects' (3h) will help participants understand the key roles and responsibilities of the valuation function, as well as the controls and requirements in regards to the regulatory framework.

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PwC's Academy, Crystal Park Building, PwC Luxembourg

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