Assessment of investment entities

The assessment of investment entities is documenting whether an entity meets the definition, all facts and circumstances should be considered, including the entity’s purpose and design [IFRS 10 B85A]. It will often be straightforward to determine whether an entity is an investment entity. However, in view of the fundamental importance this assessment has on affected entities’ financial statements, IFRS 10 provides extensive application guidance.

More detail on each element of the definition is provided below:

1 Investment services condition

One of the essential activities of an investment entity is that it obtains funds from investors in order to provide those investors with investment management services. This is a feature that distinguishes investment entities and other entities, although … Read more

The way to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

This is the way to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, introducing the why? for this new IFRS standard. In July 2014 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published the 4th and final version of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments.

The way to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

This was the conclusion of a major project started in 2002 as part of the Norwalk Agreement (WIKI) between the IASB and US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) as a long term reform of financial instrument accounting. The way to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

The project had been divided into three phases in order to allow a step by step approach. Once a phase was completed, the corresponding chapters were created in IFRS 9 … Read more