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Deloitte comment letter on the fair value option for financial liabilities

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17 Jul 2010

Deloittes' IFRS Global Office has submitted a letter of comment to the IASB on Exposure Draft 2010/4 Fair Value Option for Financial Liabilities.

Below is an excerpt from the letter:

We agree with the Board's objective to address the issue of own credit risk in the measurement of financial liabilities and further agree with the Board's decision to retain the basic model contained in IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement for classifying and measuring financial liabilities. However, we disagree with the Board's conclusion that credit risk can be identified following the approach set out in IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures. The Board needs to articulate clearly the principle that underlies the mechanics of identification of credit risk and we believe that it is only the changes in fair value due to changes in one's own credit risk that should be identified separately and reported in other comprehensive income (OCI). In our view, own credit risk represents the risk that a reporting entity will not perform its financial obligations under a contract.

All of our past letters of comment to the IASB are Here.
Click for: ED 2010/14, Fair Value Option for Financial Liabilities (IASB website).

 

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