IFRS 9 (2014) ‘Financial Instruments’ fundamentally rewrites the accounting rules for financial instruments. It introduces a new approach for financial asset classification; a more forward-looking expected loss model; and major new requirements on hedge accounting.
While IFRS 9’s mandatory effective date of 1 January 2018 may seem a long way off, companies really need to start evaluating the impact of the new Standard now. As well as the impact on reported results, many businesses will need to collect and analyse additional data and implement changes to systems.
This is the first in a series of publications designed to get you ready for IFRS 9. In this issue, we bring you up to speed on the Standard’s new classification and measurement requirements.