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SABEWDC16 is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com. The conference is co-chaired by Cory Schouten, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and SABEW vice president.

Attire for SABEWDC16 is business casual for working sessions and business attire for receptions and awards dinner.

Refund Policy Reminder - SABEW will refund 100 percent of an attendee’s registration remittance if e-mail notice of cancellation is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 5, 2016. A 50 percent refund will be granted if notice is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 12, 2016. No refunds will be issued after 5 p.m. EDT May 16, 2016.
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Saturday, May 21 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Accounting: Perception and Reality

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Journalists and analysts alike must grapple with corporate spin, fraud, propaganda and other impediments in the search for truth. In this presentation, Ron Rimkus of the CFA Institute draws on economics, accounting, history, behavioral finance and policy to examine the perceptions versus the realities of companies’ financial reporting. He will provide a toolkit that leads to more mature thinking about complex corporate problems.

Moderator
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David Milstead

Financial journalist, Freelance
David Milstead is a freelance financial journalist whose main client is The Globe and Mail, the national newspaper of Canada. He writes at least twice a week on topics such as investments, accounting and financial reporting, executive compensation, and corporate governance.  | | He was finance editor of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News until the newspaper closed in February 2009. He joined the News in April 2001... Read More →

Speakers
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Ron Rimkus

Content director, CFA Institute
Ron Rimkus, CFA, is a content director at CFA Institute, where he focuses on economics and alternative investments. Ron has spent over 20 year in the investment industry serving in various capacities, ranging from investment analyst to mutual fund manager.  Presently, his research interests include monetary policy, currency markets, behavioral finance, systemic risk, and historical financial crises. Mr. Rimkus holds  bachelors decrees... Read More →