Consolidating subsidiary under equity method

An investment entity is required to measure an investment in a subsidiary at fair value through profit or loss in accordance with IFRS 9 Financial Instruments or IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.

[IFRS ] However, an investment entity is still required to consolidate a subsidiary where that subsidiary provides services that relate to the investment entity’s investment activities.

The difference between the date of the subsidiary's financial statements and that of the consolidated financial statements shall be no more than three months [IFRS 10: B92, IFRS 10: B93] Non-controlling interests (NCIs) A parent presents non-controlling interests in its consolidated statement of financial position within equity, separately from the equity of the owners of the parent.

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[IFRS ] However, a parent need not present consolidated financial statements if it meets all of the following conditions: [IFRS 10:4(a)] Investment entities are prohibited from consolidating particular subsidiaries (see further information below).

Furthermore, post-employment benefit plans or other long-term employee benefit plans to which IAS 19 Employee Benefits applies are not required to apply the requirements of IFRS 10.

For instance, the remuneration of the decision-maker is considered in determining whether it is an agent.

[IFRS 10: B58, IFRS 10: B60] Preparation of consolidated financial statements A parent prepares consolidated financial statements using uniform accounting policies for like transactions and other events in similar circumstances.

[IFRS 10:4B] Consolidation procedures Consolidated financial statements: [IFRS 10: B86] A reporting entity includes the income and expenses of a subsidiary in the consolidated financial statements from the date it gains control until the date when the reporting entity ceases to control the subsidiary.

Income and expenses of the subsidiary are based on the amounts of the assets and liabilities recognised in the consolidated financial statements at the acquisition date.[IFRS ] A parent must not only have power over an investee and exposure or rights to variable returns from its involvement with the investee, a parent must also have the ability to use its power over the investee to affect its returns from its involvement with the investee. When assessing whether an investor controls an investee an investor with decision-making rights determines whether it acts as principal or as an agent of other parties.A number of factors are considered in making this assessment.The objective of IFRS 10 is to establish principles for the presentation and preparation of consolidated financial statements when an entity controls one or more other entities.[IFRS 10:1] The Standard: [IFRS 10:1] An investor controls an investee when the investor is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the investee and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the investee * Added by Investment Entities amendments, effective 1 January 2014.[IFRS ] An entity is required to consider all facts and circumstances when assessing whether it is an investment entity, including its purpose and design.

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