In the last three years, the International Accounting Standards Board or IASB has issued four new major International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). First on the list was the final version of IFRS 9, the new standard on financial instruments, followed by IFRS 15, the new revenue recognition standard. Both standards were issued in 2014 and are effective for annual periods beginning Jan. 1, 2018. In 2016, the IASB issued IFRS 16, the new leases standard, which will be effective in 2019. And last, but certainly not the least, came IFRS 17, the much-anticipated new standard on insurance, which takes effect in 2021.