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IFRS 9 for Insurance Companies (Virtual Classroom)

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This online IFRS training is being delivered live in 3 individual sessions which run on consecutive days. The sessions will run each day from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).

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IFRS 9 Financial Instruments Recognition and Measurement came into force for accounting periods beginning on or after 1st January 2018. Insurance companies however are allowed to postpone their application of IFRS 9 until they also apply IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts which will be for accounting periods beginning on or after 1st January 2023.

Our course starts with a brief overview of the framework applied by IFRS standards for accounting for financial instruments. This will set the context for the important changes in this area of accounting introduced by IFRS 9.

This is followed by:

  • an examination of the scope of the standard and definitions of financial instruments;
  • a consideration of the type of financial instruments commonly reported in the financial statements of insurers and their impacts on balance sheets and profit or loss;
  • a high-level overview of the various financial instruments accounting topics and how they fit together;
  • a detailed examination of each of the main IFRS 9 topic areas, these being recognition and derecognition, and classification and measurement;
  • a brief review of the IFRS 7 disclosure regime.

Learning Objectives

  • Minimize the learning curve for getting up to speed on IFRS 9
  • Gain an appreciation the major technical differences between IAS 39 and IFRS 9 as applicable to insurance companies
  • Evaluate the significant impact of these differences through the use of real-world financial statements
  • Providing a framework for understanding how the Basel rules work in practice

Who Should Attend

  • This course is designed for those who wish to learn about accounting for financial instruments by entities who issue insurance contracts
  • It will be highly relevant to finance and reporting and team members who will be involved in the implementation of IFRS 9 and 17 and who will have to explain to others how it will impact the way an insurance entity carries on its business
  • The course is designed for executive officers, industry controllers, analysts, auditors and finance professionals who wish to gain a technical high-level understanding of these complex rules


  • Introduction to the relevant IFRS standards (IFRS 9, 7 and IAS 32) and how they fit together to provide a comprehensive framework governing how to account for and report financial instruments.
  • Definitions, scope and scope exclusions.
  • Impact of financial instruments on insurers financial statements
  • Linkages with IFRS 17 and insurance contracts
  • The IAS 32 rules on presentation of financial instruments.
  • Recognition of financial instruments.
  • The IFRS 9 classification and measurement rules for financial assets (including the business model approach, effective interest, impairment and fair values).
  • The IFRS 9 classification and measurement rules for financial liabilities.
  • Hedging and hedge accounting under IFRS 9.
  • Derecognition of financial assets and liabilities.
  • The IFRS 7 disclosure regime (with a focus on fair value).

Teaching Method

  • Group internet instruction in a workshop format
  • Presentation and comparison of existing and new rules for accounting for financial instruments
  • Use of real-world financial statements to illustrate the different financial reporting areas
  • Discussion around issues such as the pros and cons of the expected loss model for impairment measurement
  • All participants receive access to copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course material
  • All participants receive a comprehensive binder containing copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials
  • This virtual training is being delivered live and online over 4 individual sessions. The sessions will run each day from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).


The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.


Our seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

CPE/CPD Accreditation

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Field of study: Accounting


No advance preparation is required for this course.