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Notes on FASB’s Recent ASU 2016-01

FASB has recently issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-01, “Financial Instruments – Overall (Subtopic 825-10).”

The fortunate upshot for most Hedge Trackers clients: There are no 815 changes to worry about.

In essence, ASU 2016-01 separates how debt securities and equity securities are handled under ASC 815. Debt securities are still accounted for by Subtopic 320; ASU 2016-01 makes clear that equity securities are now covered by Subtopic 321. If you don’t hold any equity securities, there’s little reason to pay much attention to ASU 2016-01 from a hedge accounting perspective. If you do, however, it’s definitely worth a read (available here).

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