This module covers accounting for financial instruments, from the perspective of both the issuer and the holder. The gradual move under IAS to Fair Value Accounting and the complexities arising create problems for analysts, particularly those covering financial companies. The impact of instruments such as debt, equity investments and derivatives on the financial performance of a company can be significant, and it is essential that analysts and investment managers can analyse and interpret the resulting financial information.


At the end of the workshop, delegates will understand:

  • The basic concepts of amortised cost, fair value and the treatment of gains and losses and the concept of other comprehensive income
  • The framework for current classification of financial assets: Loans and Receivables; Held to Maturity (HTM), At Fair Value through the P+L; and Available for Sale
  • Treatment of financial liabilities: At Fair Value through the P+L and other financial liabilities

Who should attend?

  • Finance and accounting
  • Fund managers
  • Trainee equity analysts
  • Investment professionals
  • Trainee credit analysts
  • Legal and compliance
  • New entrants
  • HR and training
  • Risk management