EFRAG publishes a summary of responses to its DP on the impairment and recycling of equity instruments

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30 Aug 2018

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published a summary of responses to its discussion paper 'Equity Instruments — Impairment and Recycling'.

EFRAG published its DP in March 2018 to gather constituents' views in relation to questions raised by the European Commission related to the accounting for equity instruments which are carried at FVOCI.

The summary of responses describe the main messages and key themes identified from the 53 comment letters received on the DP, and include:

  • The desire to wait for the IASB's post-implementation review of IFRS 9 before suggesting changes and/or that changes should be agreed with the IASB and not introduced at the European level.
  • The reintroduction of recycling would improve the depiction of financial performance of long-term investors.
  • Recycling should be accompanied by an impairment model.
  • The preferred impairment model would be similar to IAS 39.

A press release and the summary of responses are available on the EFRAG website.

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