Investment in Associates MPERS

Investment in Associates MPERS
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Investment in Associates MPERS

Commonly asked question on investment in associates :

* How do you account for investment in associates?

* Is investment in associates a current asset?

* How do you record investment in accounting?

What is an investment in associates?

An investor has a significant influence on the investee’s decision of its

- Financial policy; and

- Operating policy

What is a significant influence?

- Power to participate in the financial and operating decisions of the investee

- Investor holds directly or indirectly ≥ 20% voting power of the investee

- For shareholdings < 20%, the significant influence must be clearly demonstrated to classify the investment as associate

What is the document showing the significant influence of an investor?

- Representation on the board of directors

- Participation in the investee’s policy-making processes, including participation in decisions about dividends or other distributions

- Material transactions between the investor and the investee

- Interchange of managerial personnel

- Provision of essential technical information

Recognition and measurement of investment of associates

(i) Cost model

- Cost less accumulated impairment losses.

- Recognise dividends and other distributions received from the investment as income.

(ii) Equity method

- Recognised at the transaction price (include transaction costs)

- Share of post-acquisition profits or losses

- Dividends received from an associate merely reduce the carrying amount of the investment.

(iii) Fair Value model

- Measured at the transaction price (exclude transaction cost)

How to Present

- classify investments in associates as non-current assets

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