IASB ED on financial instruments disclosures

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15 Oct 2008

The IASB has issued an exposure draft of proposed amendments to IFRS 7 'Financial Instruments: Disclosures'.

The proposals form part of the IASB's response to the credit crisis and follow recommendations of the Financial Stability Forum, which had the support of the Group of Seven (G-7) Finance Ministers.

The proposals also reflect discussions by the IASB's Expert Advisory Panel on measuring and disclosing fair values of financial instruments when markets are no longer active. The ED, titled Improving Disclosures about Financial Instruments, may be downloaded without charge from the IASB's Website. The comment letter deadline is 15 December 2008 with a proposed effective date of 1 July 2009. Click for Press Release (PDF 93k).

Changes to IFRS 7 proposed in the exposure draft

Fair value disclosures

  • Introduction of a three level hierarchy when disclosing fair values (comparable to the US SFAS 157 hierarchy)
  • Reconciliations of balances for fair values measured without using observable market inputs
  • Reconciliations of movements between the levels (including reasons)
Liquidity risk disclosures
  • Clarification of scope of which instruments are to be included
  • Disclosure of liquidity risk for derivative financial liabilities based on risk management of the entity
  • Disclosure of expected remaining maturities of non-derivative financial liabilities if the entity manages risk in that way
  • Enhance relationship between quantitative and qualitative disclosures of liquidity risk


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