Separately accounting for an embedded derivative

Separately accounting for an embedded derivative

Should an embedded derivative contained in a financial liability be separated and accounted for?

When a hybrid contract contains a host contract and it is not a financial asset, the embedded derivatives portion should be separated from the host and accounted for as a derivative if and only if the following conditions are met:

  1. The economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative are not closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host
  2. A separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative would meet the definition of a derivative; and
  3. The hybrid contract is not measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognised in profit or loss (ie, a derivative that is embedded in a financial liability at fair value through profit or loss is not separated).

When the embedded derivative portion is separated from the hybrid contract, the remaining portion, namely the host contract should be accounted for in accordance with the appropriate Ind AS standard.

If a contract contains one or more embedded derivatives and the host is not an asset within the scope of this Standard, an entity may designate the entire hybrid contract as at fair value through profit or loss unless:

  1. the embedded derivative does not significantly modify the cash flows that otherwise would be required by the contract; or
  2. it is clear with little or no analysis when a similar hybrid instrument is first considered that separation of the embedded derivative is prohibited, such as a prepayment option embedded in a loan that permits the holder to prepay the loan for approximately its amortised cost.

Ind AS Accounting Standards

Effective Rate of Interest – EIR

What is SPPI test?

Are RBI circulars relevant for ECL computation as per Ind AS 109?

What is a Financial instrument?

Is there a choice to designate as FVTPL?

What are treasury shares and how are these presented

Contract to deal in non-financial item

Can a corporate entity still follow settlement date accounting?

What does Interest represent?

Gains and losses on assets measured at FVOCI

Derecognition of a financial asset

Foreign currency risk in a firm commitment as a fair value hedge

Treatment of transaction costs

Derecognise financial assets/financial liabilities retrospectively

Modification of contractual cash flows

Own use exemption as per the Accounting Standard

Difference between amortised cost & held-to-maturity

Accounting treatment for FVOCI Instruments

What is the concept of effective interest method?

What is a hybrid contract?

First-time adoption while classifying a financial instrument

SPPI test & business model objective test

Current standards for financial instruments as per AS?

Effective interest Rate

Contract is settled through the entity’s own equity instrument

Financial asset categorised as FVOCI

What is an embedded derivative?

Impairment model for different categories of financial assets

Ind ASs relating to financial instruments

FVOCI (equity instruments) and FVOCI (debt instruments)

Classification of derivative instruments

Contract meant for own use

Reclassification of a financial asset

Debt instrument measured at FVOCI

Change in contractual cash flows

Loss allowance as per Ind AS 109

Ind AS for financial instruments replica of IFRS?

Contractual cash flows & effective interest rate

Long-term financial liability classified as FVTPL

Credit adjusted effective interest rate

Effective rate of interest during the first-time adoption

Consequence of not de-recognising an asset after the sale

Designation of contracts deal a non-financial item on first time adoption

Recognition of financial instruments on first-time adoption

Gains and losses on a financial instrument

Gains and losses from liabilities designated as FVTPL

Measurement categories for financial assets

Difference between time value of money and modified time value of money