The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) will release proposals to replace IAS 39 - the accounting standard for financial instruments - in October this year.
US auditors and investors are concerned that accounting standards are being dictated by politicians rather than independent standard setters.
International accounting standard setters have warned that accounting for dynamic provisioning – rainy-day funds banks build up in good times to absorb losses in economic downturns – should not be recorded against profit and loss (P&L), as it is in...
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has proposed amendments to fair-value accounting, which would allow financial institutions employing internal models to valuate assets and liabilities in illiquid markets.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has amended disclosure requirements for the fair-value measurement of financial instruments, further aligning International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) with US Generally Accepted Accounting...
Fair-value accounting did not play a substantial role in the downfall of large financial institutions last year, according to a report by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released on December 30.
Fair-value accounting has been blamed for exacerbating the scale of the financial crisis, leading for calls from some politicians for it to be suspended. The accounting standards boards have rushed out clarifications on mark-to-market rules, but are they...
Christopher Cox, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), backed fair-value accounting in a speech to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants last week, but said some aspects, particularly rules on impairment, needed...
The German insurance industry is actively pushing forward the discussion on the standard model within the scope of Solvency II
The Philippine central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Philipinas (BSP), has issued guidelines for the adoption of financial reporting standards set by the International Accounting Standards (IAS) Board, including IAS 39 which deals with derivatives.
Under new accounting rules implemented this year, the majority of Europe's asset-backed securities transactions will now have to be recognised on balance sheet. Will this lead to a drop in securitisation volumes? Duncan Wood reports
JP Morgan, the US-based investment bank, has hired Suzanne Lloyd as a vice-president in the firm’s equity derivatives division.
The crossfire between the International Accounting Standards Board and the European Commission seems to have left corporates bewildered about the implications of IAS 39. Risk talks to leading advisory groups and corporates about the challenges ahead,...
The scheduled adoption of IAS 39 may not be causing the same waves in Asia as it is in Europe, but corporate treasurers in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore are eyeing the 1 January deadline with increasing nervousness.
Financial market participants have slammed International Accounting Standard 39 (IAS 39) for financial hedge instruments, according to a British Bankers’ Association (BBA) credit derivatives survey.
Regulatory compliance means different things in Europe and the States. Waters looks at who's ahead and how culture helps define the solutions.
Controversial International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) proposals for the marking-to-market of derivatives, known as IAS39, are to be amended to allow for 'macro hedging'.
Controversial International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) proposals for the marking-to-market of derivatives, known as IAS39, are to be amended to allow for ‘macro hedging’.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is investigating the establishment of an advisory forum, following comments from euro official Frits Bolkestein last month that standards for the treatment of derivatives are still unsuitable for adoption,...