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As we enter 2023, we are facing another year of uncertainty marked by high inflation, the possibility of a recession and the evolving health and safety concerns related to what some call a “triple-demic” with multiple respiratory viruses now in circulation.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) recently issued for public comment a proposed new auditing standard, The Auditor’s Use of Confirmation, to replace in its entirety existing AS 2310, The Confirmation Process.

As experienced investors know, significant geopolitical and macroeconomic events are important to understand in calibrating your investment risk strategy for the upcoming year. The recent 27TH Conference of the Parties (COP 27) led to material agreements between the participating nations across various different work streams for the ultimate goal of working together to reduce global warming to 1.5C degrees through the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

For private foundations with art collections or those anticipating receipt of artwork, valuation, donation and preservation are key areas of consideration. In this article, we aim to provide some of the more relevant considerations for private foundations with respect to artwork.