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"A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself."

 Dayananda Saraswati  1824-1883


Values and valuation are much discussed but often misunderstood.  In the financial world this can  lead to misunderstanding, market inefficiency and mispricing.

Valuology advises valuation providers, valuation users and professional organisations on how their processes and procedures can be improved to ensure that valuations are properly prepared and understood by those who rely on them. Our objective is to maximise market confidence in the valuations provided and minimise risks for providers and users. We have three main service lines. You can find out more about what we do by following the links below, or you can download

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We help valuation providers and valuation users improve their valuation policies so that they can better manage risk and comply with any relevant regulatory or professional requirements.



We provide in house training on regulatory and professional valuation requirements and their practical implications for firms.



We provide support or advice to professional organisations to assist  their development or to improve member services.

FCA publishes new rules affecting fund valuations

Following a consultation last year, the UK Financial Conduct Authority has issued its response to the comments received, togther with the new rules that will come into effect in 2020.

These new rules concern the suspension of open ended funds invested in illiquid assets, such as real estate, in conditions of "valuation uncertainty" and the need for the fund manager to consult with the external valuer before agree a discounted price where a rapid sale is required.


See details here.

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Current and Recent Consultations

See our comments and representations on recent public consultations:

IVSC Technical Revisions:  April 2019

RICS Global Red Book: September 2019

IPSAS Measurement: September 2019

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