Communication with investors on transitioning to Ind AS

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As India Inc. gears up to adopt Ind AS, companies need to start considering ways and means of engaging in communication with external stakeholders such as investors, analysts and shareholders to guide them with the Ind AS transition journey.

Changes in accounting are likely to result in a change in the measurement and presentation of results, which may be difficult for the market to comprehend. This may affect investors’ perception, market capitalisation, multiples, valuations, analysts’ investment ratings and recommendations of the company.

The way forward is to communicate frequently with investors, analysts and other stakeholders on the Ind AS transition journey of a company and its various impacts.

KPMG in India in association with BSE Ltd. and the Investor Relations Society had recently organized a discussion on this topic among various industry experts.

The key discussions comprised:

a) Ind AS convergence in India

b) Adjustments resulting from Ind AS transition- Key Impact areas

c) Learnings from investor communication practices globally on transitioning to IFRS

d) Ind AS – Role of Investor Relations

Experts like Sai Venkateshwaran,(Partner and Head Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in India), Karan Marwah,(Partner Capital Markets, KPMG in India) had deliberated on Ind AS with professionals from India Inc.

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Investor Relations Society Is Founded By A Group of Professionals. It Organizes Investor Relations Awards For India Inc In Various Categories. It Has Held Such Events So Far In Association With BSE, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, BNY Mellon, Bloomberg, KPMG, and IR Magazine, London.

It Has Also Launched Certification In Investor Relations With BSE Institute. This Apart, It Runs Several Short Term Programs For Empowerment Of Shareholders Wealth.

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