Does an institution have to multiply the risk-weighted exposure amount of a banking book IRBA securitisation with a 1250% risk weight under the Ratings Based Method with the scaling factor of 1.06?
Article 261(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR) prescribes that the risk-weighted exposure amount of an IRBA securitisation treated under the Ratings Based Method must be multiplied by 1.06.
According to Article 261 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR), under the Ratings Based Approach the institution shall always multiply by 1.06 the amount obtained by applying the relevant risk weight to the exposure value including when the applicable risk weight is 1250%.
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Update 26.03.2021: This Q&A has not yet been reviewed by the European Commission in the light of the changes introduced to Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR).