ISDA response to tentative agenda decision on IAS 32 Financial Instruments
February 9, 2016
On February 4, ISDA’s Accounting Committee responded to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Interpretations Committee on a fact pattern related to notional cash pooling facilities and the application of the offsetting rules. We do not believe that ‘intention’ as required by IAS 32 implies a certainty in period end balances, but instead an expectation in the net exchange of settlement amounts arising from an asset and liability on a specified date. We believe the tentative agenda decision should be amended to highlight the principles of IAS 32 and should not set out an opinion for this specific fact pattern.