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C 101.00 / C 102.00 – Calculation of exposure weighted CCF (c100)

Which exposure shall be taken into account for the calculation of the exposure weighted CCF?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2016/2070 - ITS on Supervisory Reporting (for benchmarking the internal approaches) (as amended)

C 101.00 – Reporting of Rating (c040) - counterparties with multiple ratings

How shall the rating (column 040) be reported in template C 101.00, in case more than one rating applies to a certain counterparty?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2016/2070 - ITS on Supervisory Reporting (for benchmarking the internal approaches) (as amended)

Meaning of “rate of conversion that severely dilutes existing holdings of shares or other instruments of ownership”

What is the exact meaning of “rate of conversion that severely dilutes existing holdings of shares or other instruments of ownership” in Article 47(1) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Sequence of write down of shares and subordinated debt

When applying the bail-in tool, (but not the Point of Non-Viability write-down), is it necessary to act on all ”shares” before touching upon ”subordinated debt”?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Sequence of bail-in and write down of capital

Are Articles 48 and 60 of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) as well as Article 21 of Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 (SRM) conflicting with Articles 47 BRRD?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Conversion of bail-inable liabilities into other types of capital instruments

Should “bail-inable liabilities must be converted into shares or other types of capital instruments” in Article 46(1)(b) not state that bail-inable liabilities must be converted into shares and other instruments of ownership?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Particular wording used in Articles 45h(5)

Is the meaning of the wording used in Articles 45h(5), second subparagraph of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) ("the resolution authorities responsible for subsidiaries on an individual basis") the same as the wording "resolution authorities of the subsidiaries" used in other articles of BRRD?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Eligible liabilities for the purpose of MREL

Can only eligible liabilities counting towards MREL be bailed in?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Interpretation of points (a) and (b) of Article 45a(1)

Do points (a) and (b) of Article 45a(1) state conditions for exemption from the MREL requirement for mortgage credit institutions financed by covered bonds? If so, how can resolution authorities verify these conditions beforehand?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities

Do all entities mentioned in Article 1(1) of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) have to meet minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities?

  • Legal act: Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Risk weight of EURATOM debt

Which risk weight shall apply to outstanding/new EURATOM debt instruments?

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Definition of low default portfolios for 2017 supervisory benchmarking exercise: Missing Portfolio ID for exposures assigned to both the exposure class ‘institutions’ and to the sector of counterparty ‘general governments’

Which Portfolio ID should be used regarding the definition of low default portfolios (Annex I, C 102.00 Draft ITS) for exposures assigned to both(i) the exposure class ‘institutions’ in accordance with annex II, C 102.00, column 070 Draft ITS with reference to COREP and(ii) the sector of counterparty ‘general governments’ in accordance with annex II, C 102.00, column 080 Draft ITS with reference to FINREP?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)

Annex I Template C101.00 - Sovereigns

Clarifications around which entities to include for those identified by a bloomberg ticker referencing a Sovereign

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)

Market risk capital treatment for third country CIU positions

For the purposes of Article 349 (F), which third country legislation may be considered to be equivalent to Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS)?

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Supervisory Benchmarking Exercise, Annex II, C 102.00, Columns 150-170 - NACE code, type of exposure, size of exposure

How should we report NACE code / Type of Exposure / Size of Exposure in template C 102.00 of Annex I?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)

[Supervisory Benchmarking Exercise] Annex II, C 102, Column 110 - Filling in for LDPs

How should we report collateralisation status for secured facilities and collateralised SFT and Derivatives activity?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)

Supervisory Benchmarking Exercise, Annex II, C 102.00, Column 100 - Facilities

How should we classify exposures into the list of facility types provided in the templates?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)

Supervisory Benchmarking Exercise, Annex II, C 102, columns 070 and 080 Counterparty types

What counterparty types should be included in the Low Default Portfolio exercise?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)

Annex II, C 102.00, column 020 - Portfolio name

Please provide guidance on how to categorise entities as ‘Large Corporates’, ‘Large Corporate Sample’, ‘Institutions’ & ‘Central Banks’.

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)

Annex II, C 102.00, column 020 – Large corporate sample

How should we interpret ‘Large Corporate Sample’ category under Annex II, C 102.00 column 020?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting of Institutions (for benchmarking the internal approaches)