Further progress has been made in exploring classification under the Gamma approach.
At its November meeting, the Board discussed the classification under the Gamma approach of instruments meeting the existing puttables exception in IAS 32 and the merits of retaining the exception.
“The discussion about retaining the IAS 32 puttables exception emphasises that no classification approach can portray all the information that is important to users.”
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The Board noted that one of the objectives of the FICE project is to reinforce the underlying rationale of the distinction between liabilities and equity in IAS 32, but not to perform a fundamental review of IAS 32.
The macro hedge accounting project was not discussed during the November meeting.
For more detail on these discussions, read Issue 34 of our IFRS Newsletter: Financial Instruments.
The next steps for the project will be to consider the:
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