What risk weight should be applied to non-preferred senior (NPS) debt, under the standardised approach for credit risk?
Non-preferred senior debt was a new asset class in 2018 when this question was submitted the first time. We refer to non-preferred senior debt as the new asset class that many European institutions has issued in order to fulfill their MREL requirements. The question is what risk weight should be applied according to the standardised approach for credit risk when institutions are buying these instruments.
Theoretically this new asset class could be risk weighted in four different ways:
1) as exposures to institutions according to CRR Articles 120-121
2) as equity exposures according to CRR Article 133
3) as items associated with particular high risk according to CRR Article 128
4) fully deductible similar to the rules set out in CRR Article 66(c) and CRR Article 70
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