IVSC has opened a consultation on future revisions to the International Valuation Standards (IVS).

Following the publication of IVS 2017, which represented a major milestone in the harmonisation and improvement of the International Valuation Standards, IVSC has considered where it should focus efforts for further targeted improvements to IVS. 

IVSC’s consultation has been launched to gain feedback from valuation stakeholders on the topics that IVSC should address as part of its current agenda and additional topics that stakeholders think should be priorities or added to IVSC’s agenda.

As part of a new approach to revising IVS, IVSC will publish agenda consultations every year to make the standard setting process more open and consultative.

IVSC’s Standards Boards, spearheading this process, have identified a number of major valuation topics that they think need to be looked at as part of additions to IVS, and would like to gain feedback on. These are:

  1. Non-Financial Liabilities
  2. Discount Rates
  3. Early Stage Valuation
  4. Biological Assets
  5. Extractive Industries
  6. Inventory

In addition, IVSC intends to make targeted improvements to certain areas of IVS 2017, including:

  1. Control Premium and Discount for Lack of Control (IVS 200 para 90)
  2. Capital Structure Considerations (IVS 200 para 130)
  3. Development Value

The Boards have also identified certain topics for potential future projects. These represent medium to longer terms goals of IVSC and are not priorities. These topics include:

  1. Analysis of Commercial Lease Transactions
  2. Specialised Public Service Assets
  3. Sustainability and renewable energy
  4. Automated valuation models and data analytics
  5. Valuation of Personal Property including Art and Antiques
  6. Recovery and Resolution
  7. Price vs value
  8. Distressed situations
  9. Valuation in markets susceptible to change
  10. Privatisation
  11. Alternative Financing Arrangements

The Invitation to Comment consultation document is now available to download from IVSC’s website. The consultation will run for 90 days, ending 15th August 2017. IVSC is committed to a fully open and collaborative consultation process, so all comments received as part of the consultation process will be published on IVSC’s website.

Mark Zyla, Chairman of IVSC’s Standards Review Board, said: “IVS 2017 was designed with the specific aim of allowing continued, targeted improvements to the standards from our new expanded Standards Boards.

“Our IVS Agenda reflects the outcome of initial meetings of IVSC’s Tangible Assets, Business Valuation and Standards Review Board, where we distilled the main findings of our own Gap Analysis and collated the many valuable suggestions for revisions to IVS from stakeholders in previous consultations.

“We are looking forward to receiving views and recommendations on our IVS Agenda from practitioners, valuation professional organisations, academics, corporations and regulators, and working collaboratively with them to improve IVS.”

Nick Talbot, CEO of IVSC said: “Our latest consultation reflects IVSC’s continuing commitment to continue to develop high quality international valuation standards which underpin consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations across the world.

“Valuations are vital to the global economy and are relied upon in financial and other markets. It is hugely important that valuation standards evolve and develop so that they are fit for purpose.” 

Click here download the Agenda Consultation Paper

The consultation period is 90 days, ending 15th August 2017. We ask that all feedback be submitted by the closing date.  

To submit your feedback please email comments to 
aaronsohn@ivsc.org or kprall@ivsc.org, File Reference IVSC Agenda Consultation 2017


Respond using the IVSC Agenda Consultation 2017 Feedback form and send to aaronsohn@ivsc.org or kprall@ivsc.org

Notes to editors

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) is the global standard setter for valuation practice and the valuation profession. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation.

IVSC develops and maintains high-quality international valuation standards which underpin consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations across the world.

IVSC facilitates collaboration and cooperation among its member organisations, who are valuation practitioners, financial services businesses, NGOs, regulators and academic institutions.

The governance of IVSC is overseen by a global Board of Trustees which is responsible for the overall strategic direction and funding of IVSC. An independent Standards Review Board ensures consistency and quality with the focused subject matter expertise boards, namely The Tangible Assets Standards Board and the Business Valuation Standards Board. The Membership and Standards Recognition Board monitors the professionalism of IVSC’s member bodies and ensures market recognition of International Valuation Standards.

For more information, please visit: www.ivsc.org.

For more information

Rolf Merchant / Jeremy Durrant, Instinctif Partners

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7457 2020 / +44 (0)7753 940 880 / +44 (0)7792 918 488

Email: rolf.merchant@instinctif.com/ jeremy.durrant@instinctif.com