Regulatory Technical Standards on risk concentration and intra-group transactions within financial conglomerates

Status: Adopted and published in the Official Journal

These Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) developed by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) aim to clarify which risk concentrations and intra-group transactions within a financial conglomerate should be considered as significant. In addition, the RTS provide some supervisory measures for coordinators and other relevant competent authorities when identifying types of significant risk concentration and intra-group transactions, their associated thresholds and reports, where appropriate.

  • Consultation Paper
Joint Consultation Paper on draft Regulatory Technical Standards on risk concentration and intra-group transactions under Article 21a (1a) of the Financial Conglomerates Directive (JC/CP/2014/04)

Summary
24/07/2014

The Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs - EBA, ESMA and EIOPA) launched a consultation on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on risk concentration and intra-group transactions within financial conglomerates. The technical standards aim at enhancing supervisory consistency in the application of the Financial Conglomerates Directive (FICOD). The consultation runs until 24 October 2014.

The objective of the draft RTS is to clarify which risk concentrations and intra-group transactions within a financial conglomerate should be considered as significant. In addition, the RTS provide some supervisory measures for coordinators and other relevant competent authorities when identifying types of significant risk concentration and intra-group transactions, their associated thresholds and reports, where appropriate.

The consultation paper is available on the websites of the three ESAs: EBA, ESMA and EIOPA. Comments to this consultation paper can be sent clicking on the "send your comments" button.

Legal background

The three ESAs have developed these RTS in accordance with Article 21a (1a) of Directive 2002/87/EC (FICOD), which mandates the three ESAs, through the Joint Committee, to develop RTS to clarify the definitions on risk concentration and intra-group transactions provided in Article 2 of the FICOD and to coordinate the provisions laid down in Articles 7 and 8 and Annex II.