Heads Up — FASB Issues Standard Bringing Targeted Improvements to Hedge Accounting

Published on: Aug 30, 2017

On August 28, 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2017-12, Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, which amends the hedge accounting recognition and presentation requirements in ASC 815. The Board’s objectives in issuing the ASU are to (1) improve the transparency and understandability of information conveyed to financial statement users about an entity’s risk management activities by better aligning the entity’s financial reporting for hedging relationships with those risk management activities and (2) reduce the complexity of and simplify the application of hedge accounting by preparers.

For public business entities, the ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods therein; however, early adoption by all entities is permitted upon its issuance. 

The appendix of this Heads Up highlights important differences among the ASU’s amendments and the IASB’s hedging model under IFRS 9. 

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