DERIVATIVES USAGE IN RISK MANAGEMENT BY TURKISH NON-FINANCIAL FIRMS AND BANKS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yakup Selvi and
AslÄ± TÃ¼rel Additional contact information Yakup Selvi: Istanbul University School of Business
AslÄ± TÃ¼rel: Istanbul University School of Business
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Asli Gunduzay Turel
The purpose of this study to compare the previous research about how the non-finan cial companies listed in the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) and deposit banks in Turkey havedisclosed information regarding the usage of derivatives, and the accounting treatment of thesederivatives. The results of these studies indicate that banks and the non-financial companies listedin the ISE-100 Indices, which represent 86 % of the market capitalization, use derivatives mainlyfor hedging purposes. However, the evidence that they usually prefer reporting their gains/lossesarising from these transactions as held for trading instead of applying hedge accounting ,since they could not meet the compulsory criterions described in the IAS 39.