When a company using IFRS 9 chooses to recognise changes in the value of equity investments in OCI, those amounts are not subsequently recycled to P&L when the equity investment is sold. <> IFRS 9 . History shows that companies can be very reluctant to recognise losses indicated by market prices and the question of identifying the point in time when equity investments are impaired (ie when losses must be recognised in P&L) has been a vexed one that was a source of great complexity during the recent global financial crisis. <> Only limited information is currently required in that respect. The investee is not an associate, joint venture or subsidiary of the entity and, accordingly, the entity applies IFRS 9 Financial Instruments in accounting for its initial investment … That value appreciation took place over an investment period of 20 years. IAS 39 already required that almost all equity investments are measured at fair value on the balance sheet.1 The main effect of IFRS 9 on the accounting for these investments is to change the location of the information about changes in their value. Disclosures under IFRS 9 | 1 As a result, an investor may show a profit in P&L from the sale of ‘good’ assets even when its investment portfolio is loss-making overall. endobj endobj issued since 2009. classification and measurement Accordingly, that DP describes two possible impairment models—the first model would immediately recognise in P&L all declines in value below the investment’s acquisition cost (while changes in value above the acquisition cost would be recognised in OCI and recycled when the investment is sold) and the second model would use the impairment model for equity investments in IAS 39 as a starting point and add guidance to reduce subjectivity. endobj endobj xmp.did:12D52C51FC2068119DD09E85B6A35D49 IFRS 9 addressed the criticism that losses were recognised too late, only after a credit event, and by requiring a considered forward looking approach to impairment assessment it will make the financial reporting of financial assets more relevant and useful to users of financial statements. 2. FCAG identified that matter as one of the primary weaknesses in accounting standards and their application that the Board needed to consider. Three-stage IFRS 9 impairment model. If that evidence shows that IFRS 9 has had a detrimental effect on equity investment, the Board would take that information seriously. endobj Better information is provided about value appreciation and the investor’s performance when value changes are recognised period by period as they arise.2. ECL can be 12-month ECL or lifetime ECL depending on whether there was a significant increase in credit risk (IFRS 9.5.5.3). The two entities from each group with the largest holdings of equity investments classified as AFS hold 59%, 77% and 90% of the total equity investments classified as AFS for their group. 9 0 obj Consequently, IFRS 9 provides both sets of information by requiring companies to measure such investments at fair value through OCI, which provides fair value information on the balance sheet and amortised cost information (including impairment information) in P&L. / endobj The contractual rights to the cash flows from the financial asset expire – that’s an easy and clear option; or. endobj I have a query with regards to Impairment on Investment in Subsidiary where no goodwill was taken up at date of acquisition. In the past, when major IFRS change has led to large-scale implementation proof:pdf ecl 5.1-1 It is easy to see why, in practice, losses were often recognised too late. © IFRS Foundation 2017. We note that such earnings management, particularly deciding to sell profit-making investments in order to avoid or reduce negative earnings, is possible even if equity investments are subject to impairment requirements, which is discussed later in this paper. Limited access to cash flow projections of the investee may also present challenges for impairment testing at the investment level. false Rather, IAS 27 applies to such investments. We consulted extensively when we developed IFRS 9. endobj As we can see, under the general approach, an entity recognises expected credit losses for all financial assets. This would require introducing a new impairment test because the current impairment test in IFRS 9 applies to the collectability of contractual payments so is relevant for debt investments. 2360 0 obj IFRS 9 responds to criticisms that IAS 39 is too complex, inconsistent with the way entities manage their businesses and risks, and defers the recognition of credit losses on loans and receivables until too late in the credit cycle. endobj 244 0 obj Our analysis of a sample of 120 European companies shows us that significant holdings of equity investments classified as AFS applying IAS 39 are limited to a relatively small group of companies, primarily in the insurance and utilities industry. 241 0 obj Reply. 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