Decosimo Provides Leadership for Southern States Alternative Investing Symposium in Birmingham
CHATTANOOGA, TN (March 1, 2013 )– Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, is providing support as a bronze sponsor for the Southern States Alternative Investing Symposium targeting plan sponsors, institutional investors and alternative investment professionals March 3-6 at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort in Birmingham, Alabama. Decosimo Principal Fred Decosimo, CPA, will provide thought leadership for the session “Real Estate State of the Industry: Revisiting Institutional Investment Real Estate Strategies - What Part of The Cycle Are We Really In?” on Monday, March 4. Principals Robert Belcher, CPA, and Cole Powell, CPA, will also represent Decosimo during the symposium’s various networking activities.
The conference hosted by the Southern States Business Coalition (SSBC) will explore topics such as the state of the industry: risks, rewards and trade-offs of investing (or not) in post-financial crisis alternatives; enhancing and protecting LP interests; finding and paying for the true alpha within an alternative investment portfolio; mitigating fraud; the global investment outlook looking forward; alternative investing for smaller portfolios; building an emerging manager alternative’s portfolio; the future of fund of funds; the role of secondary interests in private equity portfolios today; and investing in today’s globally linked credit markets. The conference will also include several panels discussing the current industry status for hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, credit and real estate.
Fred Decosimo has more than 30 years of experience in both public accounting and consulting services. His extensive experience includes private equity capital formation and assisting clients in obtaining both private and public funding. His corporate finance experience encompasses bank debt negotiations, due diligence preceding acquisitions and mergers, litigation support, structuring limited partnerships joint ventures and equity investments. Mr. Decosimo has consulted and/or arranged the debt and equity financing of numerous multi-family and single-family residential projects, retail projects, resort properties and mixed-use properties throughout the Southeast. He also has extensive investor and principal development experience.
Through its highly-focused conferences, SSBC provides business executives in the South with information, knowledge and networking opportunities to continue and enhance their success. The SSBC’s team of industry professionals and advisors collaborate and share their knowledge to cultivate a positive impact on economic issues related to industries such as technology, institutional investing, defense and aerospace among others.
Perennially ranked as a leading accounting and business advisory firm, Decosimo is a recognized trusted advisor in the financial services area for their domestic and international clients. With offices strategically located in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio and the Cayman Islands, Decosimo provides audit, tax and advisory services to clients throughout the world. As an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited, Decosimo has access to resources and professionals in 624 office locations across 101 countries. Together with Moore Stephens, Decosimo offers a global reach while maintaining a local perspective. Decosimo’s Financial Services Group furnishes services to financial institutions, alternative investment funds, offshore entities, fund of funds, real estate funds, investment advisors, dealer-brokers and alternative loan and private investment groups.
Beyond tax and assurance solutions, Decosimo’s Financial Services Group provides advisory services for independent due diligence and transaction services; investment performance testing and GIPS compliance consulting; valuation; accounting assistance with fund launches; counsel related to fund structure, fee agreements and complex tax allocation issues; advice on matters of board governance and ethics; and attestation services under the SEC Custody Rule provisions for Registered Investment Advisors. Decosimo’s full service Cayman Islands office, Moore Stephens Decosimo Cayman Limited, helps its domestic and international clients leverage the benefits of a jurisdiction without direct taxation. Learn more at www.decosimo.com/investment.