Featured Product

    EC Consults on Alternative Standardized Approach for Market Risk

    October 21, 2019

    EC is consulting on a delegated regulation amending the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) with regard to the alternative standardized approach for market risk. The delegated act complements certain elements of the sensitivities-based method to make the corresponding reporting requirement, contained in the CRR, operational; it clarifies how institutions need to carry out the calculations, the results of which need to be reported. The objective of the consultation is to obtain views on certain technical aspects of the proposed delegated act by November 11, 2019. The adoption of this proposal by EC is envisaged for June 2020.

    The alternative standardized approach has three components: the sensitivities-based method, the default risk charge, and the residual risk add-on. Each of these three components covers specific types of risks, with the overall own funds requirement for market risk under the alternative standardized approach being the sum of the individual risk charges for all three elements. The introduction of an own funds requirement for market risk based on the new market risk framework requires the EC proposal to amend the CRR. The draft delegated regulation presents the intentions of the "Directorate-General for Financial stability, financial services and capital markets union" regarding incorporation of the revisions in CRR, particularly:

    • Consistent shocks to similar risk factors and revisions to the aggregation formula for the calculation of curvature risk
    • Possibility to subject instruments without optionality to curvature risk
    • Three approaches for the calculation of own funds requirements for positions in collective investment undertakings and conditions for their use
    • Possibility to treat positions in a collective investment undertaking that tracks an index as a direct position in that index
    • An additional method to determine the own funds requirement for delta and curvature risks for foreign exchange risk factors, the so-called base currency approach

    Earlier, as part of the banking package in May 2019, CRR had introduced a new reporting requirement based on the new market risk framework. As the changes to the standardized approach for market risk agreed in the second Basel review could not be incorporated in the banking package before its adoption, the co-legislators empowered EC to introduce them by means of a delegated act. The delegated act will contain the necessary elements to make the reporting requirement operational. The adoption by EC of this delegated act will represent a part of the implementation of the new market risk framework.


    Related Links

    Comment Due Date: November 11, 2019

    Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, CRR, Market Risk, Standardized Approach, Commission Delegated Regulation, FRTB, Basel III, Banking Package, EC

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles

    BIS Paper Studies Impact of Fintech Lending on Small Businesses in US

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published a paper that studies impact of fintech lending on credit access for small businesses in U.S.

    September 26, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    UK Regulators Issue CRR Changes and Stress Test Scenarios for Banks

    The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) issued the policy statement PS8/22 to amend the Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (CRR) Part of the PRA Rulebook and update the supervisory statement SS7/13 titled "Definition of capital (CRR firms).

    September 26, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    EBA Launches EU-Wide Transparency Exercise in 2022

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched the EU-wide transparency exercise for 2022, with results of the exercise expected to be published at the beginning of December, along with the annual Risk Assessment Report.

    September 23, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    SRB on CRR Quick-Fix to Policy for Multiple Point of Entry Banks

    The Single Resolution Board (SRB) welcomed the adoption of the review of the Capital Requirements Regulation, or CRR, also known as the "CRR quick-fix."

    September 22, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    EC Rule Lists Advanced Economies for Market Risk Capital Calculations

    The European Commission (EC) recently adopted the Delegated Regulation 2022/1622, which sets out the regulatory technical standards to specify the countries that constitute advanced economies for the purpose of specifying risk-weights for the sensitivities to equity.

    September 21, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    EBA Publishes Final Regulatory Standards on STS Securitizations

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final draft regulatory technical standards specifying and, where relevant, calibrating the minimum performance-related triggers for simple.

    September 20, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    ECB Further Reviews Costs and Benefits Associated with IReF

    The European Central Bank (ECB) is undertaking the integrated reporting framework (IReF) project to integrate statistical requirements for banks into a standardized reporting framework that would be applicable across the euro area and adopted by authorities in other EU member states.

    September 15, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    EBA Publishes Funding Plans Report, Receives EMAS Certification

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) has been awarded the top European Standard for its environmental performance under the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

    September 15, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    MAS Launches SaaS Solution to Simplify Listed Entity ESG Disclosures

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) set out the Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025 and, in collaboration with the SGX Group, launched ESGenome.

    September 15, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News

    BCBS to Finalize Crypto Rules by End-2022; US to Propose Basel 3 Rules

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision met, shortly after a gathering of the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the oversight body of BCBS.

    September 15, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 8521