Tentative Board Decisions
Tentative Board decisions are provided for those interested in
following the Board´s deliberations. All of the reported decisions are
tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.
April 22, 2015 FASB Board Meeting
Disclosure Framework—Entity´s Decision Process.
The Board discussed additional outreach performed by the staff
following the decisions reached at the February 18, 2015 Board meeting.
The Board concluded that it has received sufficient information and
analysis to inform its decisions about the proposed changes and that all
the relevant issues related to this phase of the project have been
addressed. The Board decided, subject to what else it will learn through
public exposure, that the expected benefits of the proposed changes
justify the perceived costs of change.
The Board decided that the proposed changes would be effective upon
issuance. The proposed changes would be applied prospectively with the
option for retrospective application.
The Board decided to send out for external review a draft of its
decisions on this phase of the project. The Board will discuss any
substantive comments received on the external review draft at a future
Accounting for Financial Instruments—Impairment. The Board continued redeliberating the December 2012 proposed Accounting Standards Update, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Subtopic 825-15), specifically discussing the scope of purchased credit impaired (PCI) assets.
Definition of PCI Assets
The Board decided to amend the definition of PCI assets in the proposed Update so that assets with more than insignificant
credit deterioration since origination would be accounted for under a
gross-up approach. Under the gross-up approach, the amortized cost of
the PCI asset at initial recognition would be the sum of the purchase
price and the associated expected credit loss at the date of purchase.
The definition of PCI assets in the proposed Update only included assets
that experienced a significant deterioration in credit quality since origination.
Financial Assets Acquired in a Business Combination
The Board discussed whether all financial assets acquired in a business
combination should be accounted for under the gross-up approach and
decided that only those purchased assets in a business combination that
qualify as PCI assets would be accounted for under the gross-up
Accounting for Financial Instruments—Hedging. The Board continued redeliberating the May 2010 proposed Accounting Standards Update, Accounting
for Financial Instruments and Revisions to the Accounting for
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities—Financial Instruments
(Topic 825) and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815).
The Board discussed the following issues:
No technical decisions were made.
- Hedges of benchmark interest rates under Topic 815
- Fair value hedges of benchmark interest rates
- "Total coupon" issue
- Hedging callable debt
- Partial term hedging
- Shortcut and critical terms match methods
- Implications of a reasonably effective threshold for hedges of financial assets and liabilities.