11 Best fair value measurements under IFRS 13 – Several IFRS standards provide guidance regarding the scope and application of the fair value option for assets and liabilities. Here they are from 1 to 11…….
1 Investments in associates and joint ventures
Investments held by venture capital organizations and the like are exempt from IAS 28’s requirements only when they are measured at fair value through profit or loss in accordance with IFRS 9. Changes in the fair value of such investments are recognized in profit or loss in the period of change.
The IASB acknowledged that fair value information is often readily available in venture capital organizations and entities in similar industries, even for start-up and … Read more
IFRS 13 The best Fair value fundamentals discusses the key concepts in the fair value standards, including the definition of fair value, inputs to fair value measurements, and the fair value hierarchy. It also addresses certain issues associated with the application of these concepts.
IFRS 7 Comprehensive Risk disclosures – Management should disclose information that enables users of its financial statements to evaluate the nature and extent of risks arising from financial instruments to which the entity is exposed at the end of the reporting period [IFRS 7 31]. IFRS 7 Comprehensive Risk disclosures
IFRS 7 requires certain disclosures to be presented by category of an instrument based on the IFRS 9 recognition and measurement categories of financial instruments (previously the IAS 39 measurement categories). IFRS 7 Comprehensive Risk disclosures
Certain other disclosures are required by class of financial instrument. For those disclosures an entity must group its financial instruments into classes of similar instruments as appropriate to the … Read more
Weather derivative accounting – The weather has an enormous impact on business activities of many kinds and varies both geographically and seasonally. Sellers of weather derivatives use the instruments to hedge their own risks and to make trading profits. Just as a firm can manage its currency exposure, so it can hedge its weather exposure.
A weather derivative is a contract between two parties that stipulates how payment will be exchanged between the parties, depending on certain meteorological conditions during the contract period. Weather derivatives are usually structured as swaps, futures and call or put options based on different underlying weather indices. Weather derivative accounting
Weather derivatives have one major difference from traditional derivatives. In … Read more
IFRS vs US GAAP Derivatives and hedging – Derivatives and hedging represent some of the more complex and nuanced topical areas within both US GAAP and IFRS. While IFRS generally is viewed as less rules-laden than US GAAP, the difference is less dramatic in relation to derivatives and hedging, wherein both frameworks embody a significant volume of detailed and complex guidance.
Derivatives and embedded derivatives
The definition of derivatives is broader under IFRS than under US GAAP; therefore, more instruments may be required to be accounted for as derivatives at fair value through the income statement under IFRS. There are also differences in the identification of embedded derivatives within both financial and nonfinancial host contracts that should … Read more
The initial measurement is based on amortised costs, this is the amount for which an asset or liability is initially recognised in the balance sheet less principal repayments, plus or minus … Read more
Derivative novation refers to the replacement of one party to a derivative instrument with a new party, whereby the original party transfers all rights and obligations to the latter party. In some situations, the derivative instrument that is the subject of the novation might be designated as the hedging instrument in a hedging relationship.
A novation is not considered a termination of the hedging instrument, but rather is a change in the counterparty to a derivative instrument. Therefore, when a novation occurs an entity is typically not required to discontinue the hedging relationship. Derivative novation
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 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 and withdrawn from IAS … Read more