Capital Markets Advisory Committee February 2014 meeting update

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04 Apr 2014

The IASB has made available a summary and recordings of the discussions for the Capital Markets Advisory Committee (CMAC) 27 February 2014 meeting.

The topics discussed at the meeting included:

  • Leases. The CMAC members discussed the alternative lessee accounting models. Most of the members supported the single model approach because it shows a link between the balance sheet and income statement. The few that supported the dual approach believed that it effectively reveals the economic differences between real estate leases and equipment leases.
  • Post-implementation Review of IFRS 3. The CMAC provided feedback to certain questions within the Request for Information paper issued on 30 January 2014. Specifically, the members discussed:
    • Business combinations versus assets acquisitions.
    • Separate recognition of intangible assets from goodwill.
    • Goodwill: Non-amortisation versus amortisation.
  • Integrated reporting. The CMAC members provided feedback on the IASB’s role concerning integrated reporting. There were a variety of views ranging from the IASB not focusing on integrated reporting to others believing the information is already present for investors.
  • Debt disclosures. The CMAC supported the introduction of a project on debt disclosures and provided additional suggestions to the IASB staff.
  • Equity method. The CMAC provided some considerations to the IASB staff on the scope of a project on equity method.
  • Disclosure initiative — Materiality. The CMAC supported the IASB project on materiality. They believe that the goal should be to make disclosures more effective, but not reduce the amount of disclosures. They also suggested that the IASB research ways to clearly define the concept of materiality.

The next CMAC meeting is scheduled for 30 June 2014.

For more information, see the meeting page on the IASB website.

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