FASB has issued a proposed ASU addressing the accounting for investments in equity securities measured at fair value that are subject to contractual restrictions preventing the sale of those securities. The proposal clarifies that a contractual restriction on the sale of these securities is not considered part of the unit of account of the equity security which means it does not impact the measurement of fair value. Comments are due by November 14, 2021.
FASB has issued a Proposed ASU, Targeted Transition Relief for Topic 326, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses, to address an implementation issue related to the adoption of the fair value option for financial instruments that would otherwise be reported at amortized cost. The proposal would allow businesses electing the fair value measurement option for newly originated or purchased loans to also measure at transition their existing loans at fair value. Comments are due March 8, 2019.