Accounting for Derivatives
Call Number: HF5681.F54 R35 2007
Publication Date: 2007-11-12
Accounting for Derivatives: Advanced Hedging under IFRS is a comprehensive practical guide to hedge accounting. This book is neither written by auditors afraid of providing opinions on strategies for which accounting rules are not clear, nor by accounting professors lacking practical experience. Instead, it is based on day-to-day experience, advising corporate CFOs and treasurers on sophisticated hedging strategies. It covers the most frequent hedging strategies and addresses the most pressing challenges that corporate executives find today. The book is case-driven with each case analysing in detail a real-life hedging strategy. A broad range of hedging strategies have been included, some of them using sophisticated derivatives. The objective of this book is to provide a conceptual framework based on the extensive use of cases so that readers can create their own accounting interpretation of the hedging strategy being considered. Accounting for Derivatives will be essential reading for CFOs, internal auditors and treasurers of corporations, professional accountants as well as derivatives professionals working at commercial and investment banks. Key feature include: The only book to cover IAS39 from the derivatives practitioner's perspective Extensive real-life case studies to providing essential information for the practitioner Covers hedging instruments such as forwards, swaps, cross-currency swaps, and combinations of standard options as well as more complex derivatives such as knock-in forwards, KIKO forwards, range accruals and swaps in arrears. Includes the latest information on FX hedging and hedging of commodities
Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging Activities
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Derivatives, and derivatives used to hedge financial and operating functions, are designed to allow managers of firms to manage effectively the downside risk of their financial and operating strategies. They also can be very useful tools that allow managers and executives to accurately predict financial and operational performance and manage the investment communitiesâ™ âœexpectationsâ? regarding overall firm performance. Derivatives and hedges, however, if not properly designed in conjunction with the firmâ™s risk management strategy, can be potentially disastrous for the firm. The ongoing financial turmoil in markets can be partially explained by company managers and executives not understanding the potential financial statement impact when derivative markets move in a particular direction for longer periods of time than anticipated by firms. This book is designed for managers and executives to be a comprehensive yet accessible resource for understanding the impact of derivative and hedge accounting on a companyâ™s reporting of financial statements. The bookâ™s primary purpose is to demystify derivatives and provide practical advice and counsel on how to use them to manage more effectively the operational and financial risk to the firm. When used properly derivatives are an extremely effective tool that managers and executives can use to reduce uncertainty regarding the future.