ISDA Response to FASB Exposure Drafts

On October 11, ISDA responded to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) proposals on debt-debt with conversion and other options (subtopic 470-20) and derivatives and hedging – contracts in entity’s own equity (subtopic 815-40). ISDA supports the FASB’s efforts to simplify the US GAAP principles applicable to certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity, including convertible instruments, as well as the applicability of the derivatives scope exception for contracts indexed to an entity’s own equity. ISDA believes the FASB’s proposal will reduce complexity for preparers and improve the usefulness of the information provided in the financial statement for decision-makers and other users.

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