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Template 10: Other climate change mitigating actions - Repurchases double counting

How do we avoid double counting if we invest in our own covered bonds? Both the loan and the covered bond will be in Template 10.

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2022/2453 - ITS on ESG disclosures

Template 10: Other climate change mitigating actions - Covered bonds

Is it correct that a covered bond will be classified as a bond with a credit institution (financial corporation) as counterparty?

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2022/2453 - ITS on ESG disclosures

Maturity floor in Standard Method for CVA

Shall a floor equal to 1 - according to Article 162(2)(b)CRR- be applied also for derivatives that are not subject to a master netting agreement? For example, if you have an exposure to a counterparty consisting of a single derivative not subject to a master netting agreement and expiring in 6 months, is the effective maturity to be entered equal to 0.5 or 1?

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

Valuation of ASA: financial instruments with a negative fair value

What should be the treatment of the financial instruments with a negative fair value for the purposes of the measurement of client financial instruments safeguarded and administered (ASA)?

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 2019/2033 (IFR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Preferential risk weight for exposures to central governments and central banks under Article 114(4) of CRR

Does Article 114(4) of CRR apply to both on-balance sheet and off-balance sheet liabilities (including the forward leg of an FX swap) in the same domestic currency and at least the same amount as the exposure to the central government or central bank (on- or off- balance sheet exposures)?

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

Application of Articles 52 and 54 of Regulation No. 575/2013 (CRR) at consolidated level

How should the consolidated level of AT1 instruments where the issuer is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of an EU institution where the subsidiary is established in a third country and has not been designated in accordance with Article 12 of Directive 2014/59/EU (BRRD) as part of a resolution group the resolution entity of which is established in the Union be treated?

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

Definition and scope of Asset Under Management

Are assets for which the investment firm provides account aggregation services (outside of the MiFID authorisation scope) to be included in the AUM calculation?  

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 2019/2033 (IFR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Definition of private equity exposures in articles 155(2) and 155(3)

Do “private equity exposures in sufficiently diversified portfolios” eligible to a Risk Weight (RW) of 190% in simple risk weight approach in Article 155(2) and a PD of 65% in the PD/LGD approach in article 155(3) refer to any non-listed equity instrument and/or shares in a CIU or units in a CIU for which the underlying exposures are non-listed equity instruments, provided that they are part of a sufficiently diversified portfolio?

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

Scope of COH definition under IFR

Are pure intermediation transactions processed in name give-up taken into account in the K-COH calculations?

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 2019/2033 (IFR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Not applicable

Nature and treatment of off-balance financial leasing exposures (generated by the lag between the order of the asset and the rental starting date)

Should off-balance financial leasing exposures (generated by the lag between the order of the asset and the rental starting date) be considered as a “credit line” and hence fall into Article 166.8(d) of the CRR or as an “undrawn credit facility” and hence fall into Article 166.10?

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

Delta calculation internal models

Is an institution required to obtain competent authority’s permission for delta calculation internal model in the situation when the position in option is being closed back-to-back (additional adjustments of closing position due to daily change of the position being closed) on a weekly basis?

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

Risk weights for exposures towards Member States’ central governments and central banks denominated and funded in the domestic currency of that central government and central bank.

Shall exposures towards Member States’ central governments and central banks denominated in the domestic currency of that central government and central bank be given a 0% risk weight if they are funded by equity denominated in the same currency?

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

Treatment of an institution’s investments into EU AIF managed by a non-EU AIFM and into closed-ended CIUs

Should not the investment of an institution into a closed-ended CIU which has been marketed in accordance with Article 42 of AIFMD, but is not marketed anymore due to the end of its marketing phase, remain eligible to apply the look-through to the underlying exposures of the CIU, provided the other relevant conditions for looking-through continue to be met?

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

Reduction of own funds according to Article 78(1)(a) CRR

May an institution that intends to reclassify part of its share capital as related share premium apply for the prior permission pursuant to letter (a) of Article 78(1) CRR or should letter (b) be used?

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

Treatment of cash on Nostro accounts – i.e., Bank’s cash held by a third party institution acting as a service provider for payment and settlement purposes

Do exposures related to cash on Nostro / correspondent bank accounts (i.e., Bank’s cash held by a third party institution acting as a service provider for payment and settlement purposes) qualify for a 0% risk weight (equivalent to cash and cash balances at central banks) in both Standardized and IRB approach according to articles 134(3) and 156 (a), respectively?

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

Classification of a gurantees for trade finance off-balance sheet items according to annex 1.

In which class according to annex 1 would guarantees for loans and guarantees for performance bonds fit? If a bank is a guarantor for another bank's transaction, where some trade finance transaction, like performance bond, was issued, how should the bank acting as guarantor classify the risk according to annex 1? Is it possible to apply Annex 1 point 1(a) or 3(a)(ii) or which else? in case of a transaction, where the bank in FI is offering a guarantee for the transaction, where another bank has issued a working capital loan, is it correct to refer to point 1(a)?

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

Consideration of Cloud services as outsourcing arrangements

a.- Are activities which are not listed in Annex 1 of Directive 2013/36/EU (amending Directive 2002/87/EC and repealing Directives 2006/48/EC and 2006/49/EC Text with EEA relevance) outside the scope of outsourcing for GL purposes?? d.- How do the EBA Guidelines on outsourcing apply to those entity EU branches’ whose national law conflicts with the EBA Guidelines on outsourcing? And if it is a non-EU branch? e.- Regarding the transition period of outsourced functions, the current wording of paragraph 99.b. Section 13.4 Termination Rights, Title IV – Outsourcing process, states that the provider continues to perform the outsourced function when the outsourcing agreement is already terminated. - Is there an inconsistency in regards of the wording set forth in paragraph 99.b. as it states that the provider would be rendering services during the transition period without an enforceable contract and therefore the agreed contractual conditions would not be in force at the time of the transition period of the outsourced function? - If not, shall contracts allow their validity to be extended only for the period of time that the service is being transferred in order to avoid interruptions and to include a suspension clause for termination so that the contract terminates at the time of the effective transfer?

  • Legal act: Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: EBA/GL/2019/02 - Guidelines on outsourcing arrangements

Classification of derivative exposures in a CIU for standardised approach

How shall own funds requirement for a CIU be reported in COREP template C07.00 for standardised approach, in case the underlying exposure is a derivative, and the exposure value is calculated in accordance with Article 132a of CRR2 and using the methods laid down in the Chapter 6? Are institutions allowed to report the underlying derivative exposures in a CIU in rows 0070 – 0080 of template C 07.00 as on- or off-balance sheet exposure subject to credit risk?

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2021/451 – ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions

C 91.00: Relevant scenario for own funds requirements

Could you please indicate how Article 325h(4) CRR should be understood, in order to fill in information in template C 91.00? '4. The own funds requirement under the sensitivities-based method shall be the highest of the three scenario-specific own funds requirements referred to in paragraph 3.' It would make sense to select the most critical scenario and apply this one for all risks, without changing scenario from one risk to another, could you confirm?   

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2021/453 - ITS with regard to the specific reporting requirements for market risk

v7386_m and v7387_m (COREP)

  We wonder about the consistency of validation rules v7386_m and v7387_m, which are set to verify that columns 0431 and 0432 of template C 14.01 should always be equal to or higher than columns 0900 and 0910 of Template C 13.01, respectively.

  • Legal act: Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
  • COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs: Regulation (EU) 2021/451 – ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions