ISDA has written a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requesting that the ability to designate a fair value or cash flow hedge of a foreign currency exposure that arises in connection with cross-border business acquisitions be considered as an agenda topic. This practice is pervasive across industries, narrow in nature, and can be resolved in a short-time frame. This practice is outside the scope of the recent hedging project that led to the issuance of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2017-12.

ISDA has also requested that derivative hedging the functional-currency-equivalent proceeds to be received from a forecasted foreign-currency-denominated debt issuance also be discussed. This topic was previously deliberated but left aside for a larger hedging project. This practice is pervasive across industries, narrow in nature, and can be resolved in a short-time frame. This practice is also outside the scope of the recent hedging project that led to the issuance of ASU 2017-12.

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