IAS 28 Investments In Associates And Joint Ventures |

Investments in Associates 1st and best read

Investments in Associates 1st and best read – Just as a starter, two definitions!

Associate: An entity, including an unincorporated entity such as a partnership, over which an investor has significant influence and which is neither a subsidiary nor an interest in a joint venture. Investments in Associates 1st and best read

Significant influence: The power to participate in the financial and operating policy decisions of the investee but it is not control or joint control over those policies. Investments in Associates 1st and best read

What are investments in associates?

A holding of 20% or more of the voting power (directly or through subsidiaries) will indicate significant influence unless it can be clearly demonstrated otherwise. If the … Read more

Investments in Joint Ventures Overview

Investments in Joint Ventures Overview that is what this is……

An entity with joint control of an investee shall account for its investment in a joint venture using the equity method except when that investment qualifies for exemption in IAS 28. Investments in Joint Ventures Overview

The exemptions include:Investments in Joint Ventures Overview

  • if the entity is a parent that is exempt from preparing consolidated financial statements by the scope exception in paragraphs 4(a) of IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements; or Investments in Joint Ventures Overview
  • all of the following apply: Investments in Joint Ventures Overview
    1. the entity is a wholly-owned subsidiary, or is a partially-owned subsidiary of another entity and its other owners, including those not otherwise entitled
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Consolidated subsidiaries, joint operations and other entities || Investments in joint ventures, associates and structured entities

IFRS 12 provides one comprehensive disclosure standard for equity instruments in Subsidiaries, Joint arrangements (Joint operations and Joint ventures), Associates and Structured entities. Hence, management needs to exercise a certain degree of judgement in determining whether a new investee is controlled and therefore consolidated. For instance, disclosure and internal documentation is required for how voting rights are evaluated and whether it is a principal or an agent etc.

Classifying these equity instruments requires time, effort and the exercise of considerable judgement based on a comprehensive understanding of the business, operations, and legal rights and obligations the investing entity has obtained in the investee. Also these judgements have to be re-assessed during any significant financial close. This is a true collaboration … Read more

So, what exactly is a joint venture?

Joint ventures are economic arrangements between two or more parties where key strategic decisions are made unanimously by the entities (the “venturers”) that share control. Key strategic decisions would include decisions that significantly impact sales and purchases of goods and services; research and development of new products; acquisitions and disposals; and the funding structure of the venture. Joint ventures may appear in incorporated or unincorporated form (i.e. a joint venture need not result in the creation of a separate legal entity). “Strategic alliances” in which companies agree to work together to promote each other’s products or services may also be considered joint ventures.… Read more