25Fair Value

  1. Introduction
    1. The Debate over the Use of Fair Value Measurements
  2. Scope
  3. Definitions Of Terms
  4. Fair Value Measurement Principles and Methodologies
    1. Item Identification and Unit of Account
    2. The Principal or Most Advantageous Market
    3. Market Participants
    4. Selection of the Valuation Premise for Asset Measurements
    5. Risk Assumptions When Valuing a Liability
    6. Liabilities and Equity Instruments Held by Other (Third) Parties as Asset
    7. Liabilities and Equity Instruments Not Held by Other (Third) Parties as Asset
    8. Restriction Preventing the Transfer of a Liability or an Entity's Own Equity Instrument
    9. Financial Liability with a Demand Feature
    10. Shareholders' Equity
    11. Fair Value for Net Exposures
    12. Inputs
    13. Valuation Techniques
    14. Measurement Considerations
  5. Fair Value Disclosure
  6. Education Material
  7. US GAAP Comparison

Introduction

The Debate over the Use of Fair Value Measurements

Financial statement preparers, users, auditors, standard setters and regulators have long engaged in a debate regarding the relevance, transparency and decision-usefulness of financial statements prepared under IFRS, which is one among the various families of comprehensive financial reporting standards that rely on what has been called the “mixed attribute” model for measuring assets and liabilities. That is, existing IFRS imposes a range of measurement requirements, including both historical (i.e., transaction-based) cost and a variety of approximations to current economic values, for the initial and subsequent reporting ...

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