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FMN - 2021/June, Seg 1 - SPACs - Worthy Investments or Killers?

SPACs, special purpose acquisition companies, have been around since the early 2000s, yet they have been the biggest trend over the past year. When there is a surge, especially of that magnitude, there is also scrutiny. The SEC looks very closely at filings and disclosures by SPACs to protect the public so investors can make informed investment decisions. Warren Buffet considers the SPAC boom a "killer," but is there another side to SPACs? Opinions are split. SPACs are in the news almost daily, but the question is how long will this boom last and is this really a "killer"? Brian Sarkis, CFA, founder of The Franklin Nova Group discusses SPACs in detail, how they work, and the underlying risks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what SPACs are and how they work;
  • Recognize the accounting treatment of SPAC warrants in accordance with recent SEC regulations;
  • Identify the differences between SPACs and IPOs; and
  • Determine steps investors should take prior to investing in SPACs.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Work experience in a corporate staff environment, or an introductory course in accounting.

Speaker / Author:

Brian Sarkis, The Franklin Nova Group


Price (USD)

Standard: $69.90


Course Code : FMN1400-FM

Release Date : 06/08/2021
Expire Date : 01/14/2023
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Course Level : Update
Length : 1hr 40min
Course Type : QAS Self-Study

Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Specialized Knowledge

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