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Fair value accounting and the global financial crisis what is the role of fair value accounting in global financial crisis

Fair value accounting and the global financial crisis-what is the role of fair value accounting in global financial crisis?

Luo Jun

ID: C61954

20/07/2011


Outline

outline

  • Definition

  • Argument

  • Conclusion

  • Discussion


Definition

Definition

  • The global financial crisis is also called the subprime mortgage crisis which was characterized by extreme volatility in financial markets as well as by the failure or quasi failure of many financial institutions such as Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, Citicorp, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Dexia.


Definition1

Definition

  • the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in transactions between market participants at the measurement date.


Cause

Cause

  • Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, Citicorp, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Dexia.(Magnan 2008) The reasons for global financial crisis are excessive use of derivatives, lack of oversight, low rates in the Federal Reserve System and a housing bubble in the USA


Arguement

Arguement

  • whether the fair value accounting is responsible for the financial crisis or not which happened between 2007 and 2010


Argument

Argument

  • fair value accounting as opposed to historical cost accounting has nothing to do with the global financial crisis.


Argument1

Argument

  • fair value accounting has resulted in the turmoil in the financial markets in the global financial crisis between 2007 and 2010


Argument2

Argument

  • the low efficiency of financial institution in reporting financial assets and liabilities accurately, which was caused by the use of fair value accounting standards.


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • As a rule of accounting standards, fair value accounting provides better insights to current risk as a role of messenger.


Conclusion1

Conclusion

  • it is responsible for the turmoil in the financial market as a role of contributor for six reasons which might have magnified the global financial crisis between 2007 and 2010


Conclusion2

Conclusion

  • fair value accounting is responsible for the financial crisis


Discussion

Discussion

  • Do you think the Global financial crisis could be avoided?


Reference

Reference

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