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Crise financière et comptabilité : le cas du reclassement des instruments financiers dans les banques européennes


  • Gregory Heem

    () (GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur)

  • Dominique Dufour

    () (GRM - Groupe de Recherche en Management - EA 4711 - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur - IAE Toulon - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - Toulon - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - Nice - UTLN - Université de Toulon - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur)


In October 2008 the EU adopted the amendments to IAS 39 as published by the IASB, whereby a financial asset may be reclassified out of the trading portfolio in rare circumstances. The fair value of the financial asset on the date of reclassification becomes its new cost or amortized cost, as applicable. The objective of this paper is to analyze the impact of these reclassifications on consolidated statements of 57 European listed banks included into the STOXX® All Europe 800 Banks. By opposition to banks which did not used this opportunity, banks which reclassified are more in debt and less profitable. Our results also show that reclassifications had a positive impact on returns and on financial structure.

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  • Gregory Heem & Dominique Dufour, 2012. "Crise financière et comptabilité : le cas du reclassement des instruments financiers dans les banques européennes," Post-Print halshs-00721108, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00721108
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    reclassification; Financial Instruments; Banks; Reclassement; Banques; Instruments financiers; IFRS;

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