8. September 2021
We conclude that current accounting rules, which require the recording of most transactions, such as secured loans, can lead to opacity in a company`s financial statements, as they poorly characterize the economic substance of retirement transactions. In addition, the recognition of the retreat transactions as sales and the simultaneous recording of a futures transaction, since Lehman Brothers` „Repo 105“ transactions were set on fire, had no merit. In particular, such a method gives a more complete and transparent picture of the economic substance of those transactions. Under a put option, the client may require the entity to redeem the asset by exercising the option. This option allows the client to enjoy all the benefits of the asset, indicating that the client has control of the asset. Such agreements give rise to off-balance-sheet financing. In accordance with the previous rules, the repo part of the contract was treated as a sale; Today, such agreements are likely to result in a secured loan for most pension financing. A company enters into a contract to sell an asset to a customer for 1200 $US. The contract offers the company the opportunity to buy back the asset at a price of 1300 $US within three years. The transaction is not part of a leaseback agreement. The company uses a 5 percent discount rate for similar transactions. Finally, ASU 2014-11 also expands disclosure requirements for the disclosure of financial assets, which are recorded as sales, as well as for certain transfers recorded as secured loans (Abhinetri Velanand, Shahid Shah and Adrian Mills, „FASB makes Limited Amendments to its Repurchase Accounting Guidance,“ Deloitte Heads Up, June 19, 2014). .