A global panel of experts created by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has made a bunch of recommendations to avert the next financial crisis. The courses of action range from asking companies to take more responsibility for "effective price verification" when valuing financial instruments, to developing robust disclosures around structured financial products, to developing a permanent funding mechanism for the IASB as a way to protect its independence from "undue influence." What could these mean for Asia's CFOs? Read about it here. Download the full report here.
Migration to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9, or its local equivalent, is likely to create operational challenges across many of Asia-Pacific's (APAC) banking systems. These issues would have a negative initial effect on capital, and potentially raise the volatility of earnings and regulatory capital ratios, says Fitch Ratings.