Change to the definition of control in IFRS 10by Fiverr Tutors
Research Case: Control under IFRS 10
Change to the definition of control in IFRS 10
In May 2011, the International Accounting Standards Board (the IASB) issued IFRS 10
Consolidated Financial Statements, which becomes effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1
January 2013. The change to the definition of control in IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements [“IFRS 10”] is expected to have a significant effect on the investment management industry. Investment managers will have to apply the more comprehensive guidance in IFRS 10 when determining whether they control the entities they are involved with and consequently, whether they will need to consolidate those entities in their own financial statements. The main change introduced by IFRS 10 compared with the existing consolidation requirements is a greater focus on which investor has power over an investee’s activities rather than who has the majority of the voting rights.
Write between 1000-1500 words on the main aspect of this standard regarding the definition of control and on the main challenges that may face the application of the directives of this standard.