After a storm of protest from banking interests against the principle of booking asset values at a forced exit price for fear of a potential downward spiral in asset values, bankers in the European Union have eased their position on the fair value principle.Following a meeting held at the European Parliament Financial Services Forum here, banks are finally warming to the fair value platform with discussions on mark-to-model techniques for evaluating assets in illiquid markets.

“Now everybody is trying to find a magic formula for clear and fair valuations, especially where no market exists,” said parliament member Sharon Bowles.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access