What’s fair value in foul markets?

By:
Peter Lee
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As Euromoney asks for his views on fair-value accounting, the European bank chief executive carefully sets down his fork in the plate of scrambled eggs before him, slumps back in his chair and rolls his eyes. The press relations lady squirms uncomfortably and leans across the breakfast table, whispering: “This bit is going to be off the record.”