Financial asset

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IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation

A financial asset is any asset that is:

  1. cash;
  2. an equity instrument of another entity;
  3. a contractual right:
    1. to receive cash or another financial asset from another entity; or
    2. to exchange financial assets or financial liabilities with another entity under conditions that are potentially favourable to the entity; or
  4. a contract that will or may be settled in the entity’s own equity instruments and is:
    1. a non-derivative for which the entity is or may be obliged to receive a variable number of the entity’s own equity instruments; or
    2. a derivative that will or may be settled other than by the exchange of a fixed amount of cash or another financial asset for a fixed number of the entity’s own equity instruments. For this purpose the entity’s own equity instruments do not include puttable financial instruments classified as equity instruments in accordance with IAS 32 paragraphs 16A and 16B, instruments that impose on the entity an obligation to deliver to another party a pro rata share of the net assets of the entity only on liquidation and are classified as equity instruments in accordance with IAS 32 paragraphs 16C and 16D, or instruments that are contracts for the future receipt or delivery of the entity’s own equity instruments.
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