Our entity will apply IFRS 9 provisions regarding hedge accounting to financial reporting starting from January 2022. IFRS 9 §6.5.15 and §6.5.16 introduce a new type of other comprehensive income: when using hedge accounting, an entity may separate some elements considered as a “cost of hedging”, and recognise them in other comprehensive income as “not designated elements”.
Commission Implementing Regulation 2021/451, in its template-related instructions (1.3 Equity §27), mentions that such elements shall be reported in a dedicated line “Hedging instruments [not designated elements]” for the purpose of FINREP. Specifically, this line is distinct from “Hedging derivatives. Cash flow hedges reserve [effective portion]”. However, cash flow hedge reserve and not designated elements are very similar elements: as an evidence, our entity will transfer amounts currently in cash flow hedge reserve to the new category “not designated elements”.
We are therefore wondering the regulatory treatment of “not designated elements” for the purpose of computing prudential capital requirements.
Cash flow hedges reserve shall not be included in any element of own funds (REGULATION (EU) No 575/2013 §33)
Should “not designated elements” treatment be aligned on that of the cash flow hedge reserve ? or should “not designated elements” be included in prudential own funds ?
IFRS 9 §6.5.15 and §6.5.16 introduce a new type of other comprehensive income: when using hedge accounting, an entity may separate some elements considered as a “cost of hedging”, and recognise them in other comprehensive income as “not designated elements”.
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