Debt valuation methodologies for financial reporting
Debt valuation has long been a topic of debate among entities required to report fair value. Because of varied interpretations of accounting standards, methodologies for valuing debt have ranged from simply reporting the remaining principal balance to an application of complex algorithms. This wide variance in methodologies can result in inconsistent results and volatility not reflective of market conditions.
The following resources facilitate the appropriate application of valuation principles by providing a framework for measuring the fair value of debt that is rooted in a careful observation of relevant markets.
- Debt valuation applications and best practices—borrower's perspective
- Debt valuation—applications and best practices—lender's perspective [coming soon]
- Chatham Debt Management valuation best practices [coming soon]
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Request your Q3 2022 Average Market Credit Spreads report
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Request your Q2 2022 Lending Market Overview
The purpose of this report is to present period over period changes in lending markets across key property types for use in marking debt to market for financial reporting. The Chatham fixed and floating indices for each property type represent how coupon rates and spreads have changed over time....
Debt Valuation Market Update Q2 2022
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FAQ: LIBOR transition and debt valuation
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Debt Valuation Market Update Q1 2022
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On February 9, Chatham held our Semiannual Market Update webinar for real estate, presented by Matt Hoffman and Jackie Bowie. There was a macroeconomic update covering the U.S., U.K., and Europe, a discussion on hedging considerations and strategies, and a brief update on the IBOR transition. In...
Capital markets and accounting considerations in real estate M&A
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Debt valuation recommended policies and best practices
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for understanding best practices in marking debt to market for the purpose of financial reporting. This document is focused on clarifying policy and practice nuances related to debt valuation.