FAS 157 and Non-performance Risk for Derivative Financial Instruments: More Than Meets the Eye

July 2009

Arguably no other accounting standard has received so much attention in recent times as Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157 ‘Fair Value Measurements’ (ASC 820, and formerly FAS 157). This article explores the application of ASC 820 on derivatives financial instruments, and showcases the importance of consider the nature of such financial instruments when calculating adjustments for credit risk.

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