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Cost of Capital in Business Appraisal in a Post COVID-19 Era WEBINAR

Tuesday, November 8 8:30am - 9:30am PST

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1.0 Credits

Member Price $49.00

Non-Member Price $69.00


The inputs to developing reliable cost of capital estimates have become ever more complex and the risk of making errors has increased greatly. This session explores a relatively new cost-effective resource now available from Business Valuation Resources, Cost of Capital Professional, which integrates data directly into the platform from multiple sources, including University of Chicago’s Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) data, Professor Aswath Damodaran’s data resources, Salvidio & Partners and the US Federal Reserve on Treasury bond yields. The philosophy behind the resource is to provide valuation practitioners with an independent, economical, and transparent platform that empowers users to make professional judgments while avoiding the illusion of precision from over-complicated mathematics. Cost of capital fundamental principles will be covered as will an overview of the Duff & Phelps Navigator as an alternative resource in developing discount rates for business appraisal purposes.


An exploration of the business valuation resources, cost of capital professional resource. Explanation of the integration of data from multiple sources to the platform. Cost of capital fundamental principles will be covered. An overview of the Duff & Phelps Navigator.



Designed For

CPAs and business advisors that utilize cost of capital in appraisal and business analysis.


Explore the economic foundation for cost of capital determinations. Explain the illusion of precision from complicated mathematics. Identify how to retrieve cost of capital inputs relevant to the practitioner’s subject company. Explain how the cost of capital professional can help valuation practitioners be more effective.






Leader Bios

Ronald Seigneur

Ron is Managing Partner of Seigneur Gustafson LLP in CO. He has over 30 years of valuation experience and has been endorsed as an expert witness in several jurisdictions and has served in appointments such as trustee, mediator, arbitrator and special master of the court. Ron is very active nationally as an educator and author of valuation science and has written and taught advanced level valuation courses in several states for the AICPA, NACVA, state bar associations and the Environmental Protection Agency. He is past chair of the AICPA Accredited in Business Valuation committee and NACVA’s Professional Standards Board. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business where he teaches Valuing a Business. Ron is an author and lead instructor of the Association of Legal Administrator’s national Law Firm Management Essentials training program. Ron holds a BA in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University and an MBA in Accounting and Corporate Policy from the University of Michigan. He is co-author of the 1300+ page treatise on business appraisal titled Financial Valuations: Applications and Models; Reasonable Compensation; Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management; The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide; and the soon to be released, Financial Expert Guide for Family Law Judges and Attorneys. Ron also continues to focus attention to tax planning and compliance matters, as well as emphasizing succession and exit planning strategies for Seigneur Gustafson clients and their professional advisors. Ron has co-authored 3 books, including The Cannabis Industry Accounting and Appraisal Guide. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver and a speaker on professional practice issues.

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Non-Member Price $69.00

Member Price $49.00