Restricted cash – basically just the same as all the other cash?

Here’s another of the issues arising from extracts of enforcement decisions issued in the past by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) (for more background see here); this is from their 22nd edition: Subsidiary A of the issuer issued perpetual notes. The issuer faced liquidity issues. One of the provisions of the financing agreement…

The problems of “fixed-for-fixed,” fixed?

The IASB has published for public comment a Discussion Paper on how companies issuing financial instruments should classify them in their financial statements. Comments are to be received by January 7, 2019. Here’s how the accompanying news release summed up this initiative: IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation currently sets out how a company that issues financial instruments should distinguish…