EBA is consulting on the draft guidelines that specify conditions for the application of alternative treatment of institutions’ exposures related to “tri-party repurchase agreements,” as set out in Article 403(3) of the Capital Requirements Regulation or CRR (575/2013), for large exposures purposes. The consultation runs until October 22, 2020 and the guidelines will apply from June 2021.
Under the alternative treatment, an institution can replace the total amount of its exposure to a collateral issuer due to tri-party repurchase agreements facilitated by a tri-party agent, with the full amount of the limits that the institution would instruct the tri-party agent to apply to securities issued by the collateral issuer. To be able to conduct the aforementioned replacement, institutions must observe certain conditions. The guidelines specify those conditions, including the frequency for determining, monitoring, and revising the full amount of the limits instructed by the institution to the tri-party agent. Moreover, the guidelines:
- Recommend a set of elements that an institution and a tri-party agent should include in their service agreement for the use of the alternative treatment
- Establish a set of safeguards that the tri-party agent has to put in place and for which the institution needs to verify the appropriateness for the use of the alternative treatment
- Specify how institutions should determine the limits to be applied by a tri-party agent with regard to the securities of a collateral issuer as well as the general framework under which such limits can be revised
- Provide a non-exhaustive list of circumstances that could lead the competent authority to raise material concerns and that would prevent the use of the alternative treatment by institutions
- Specify a procedure for dealing with the above-mentioned material concerns
The guidelines will be translated into the official EU languages and published on the EBA website. The deadline for competent authorities to report whether they comply with the guidelines will be two months after the publication of the translations.
Comment Due Date: October 22, 2020
Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, CRR, Large Exposures, Basel, Repurchase Agreement, Repo, EBA
Previous ArticlePRA Proposes Simplified Obligations for Recovery Planning
BIS published a paper that provides an overview on the use of big data and machine learning in the central bank community.
APRA finalized the reporting standard ARS 115.0 on capital adequacy with respect to the standardized measurement approach to operational risk for authorized deposit-taking institutions in Australia.
ECB published a guide that outlines the principles and methods for calculating the penalties for regulatory breaches of prudential requirements by banks.
MAS and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) jointly issued a paper that sets out good practices for the management of operational and other risks stemming from new work arrangements adopted by financial institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACPR announced that a new data collection application, called DLPP (Datalake for Prudential), for collecting banking and insurance prudential data will go into production on April 12, 2021.
BCB announced that the Financial Stability Committee decided to maintain the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for Brazil at 0%, at least until the end of 2021.
EIOPA has launched a European-wide comparative study on non-life underwriting risk in internal models, also kicking-off of the data collection phase.
SRB published an overview of the resolution tools available in the Banking Union and their impact on a bank’s ability to maintain continuity of access to financial market infrastructure services in resolution.
EBA is consulting on the implementing technical standards for Pillar 3 disclosures on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, as set out in requirements under Article 449a of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR).
ESAs Issue Advice on KPIs on Sustainability for Nonfinancial Reporting