A firm must calculate the consolidated capital resources of its UK consolidation group or its non-EEA sub-group by applying GENPRU 2.2 (Capital resources) to its UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group on an accounting consolidation basis, treating the UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group as a single undertaking. The firm must adjust GENPRU 2.2 in accordance with this section for this purpose.
As the various components of capital differ in the degree of protection that they offer, the capital resources gearing rules as applied on a consolidated basis place restrictions on the extent to which certain types of capital are eligible for inclusion in a UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group's consolidated capital resources. GENPRU 2.2.25 R (Limits on the use of different forms of capital: Use of higher tier capital in lower tiers) also applies.
The prohibition in GENPRU 2.2 (Capital resources) on including innovative tier one capital in tier one capital for the purposes of meeting capital resources requirements applies under this section. However GENPRU 2.2.27 R (innovative tier one capital may be included in lower stages of capital when excluded from tier one capital) also applies. So, for example, a firm should not include consolidated indirectly issued capital in tier one capital but should generally include it as upper tier two capital.
Where a firm's UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group does not include a bank, building society or credit institution, the firm must calculate that group's consolidated capital resources using the calculation of capital resources in GENPRU 2 Annex 4 (Capital resources table for a BIPRU investment firm deducting material holdings) or GENPRU 2 Annex 5 (Capital resources table for a BIPRU investment firm deducting illiquid assets).
This rule sets out how to determine whether minority interests in an undertaking in a UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group may be included in tier one capital, tier two capital or tier three capital for the purpose of calculating consolidated capital resources (each referred to as a "tier" of capital in this rule).
A firm must include the minority interest in the tier of capital in which that undertaking would have to include the capital referred to in (2) if it were a firm calculating its capital resources on a solo basis under whichever method applies to the group under BIPRU 8.6.6 R to BIPRU 8.6.8 R1.
For the purposes of this chapter, GENPRU 2.2.123 R to GENPRU 2.2.137 R (Indirectly issued tier one capital (BIPRU firm only)) do not apply. A firm may only include consolidated indirectly issued capital in consolidated capital resources (whether as a minority interest or otherwise) in accordance with this section.
some or all of the following conditions are satisfied:
Consolidated indirectly issued capital that is eligible for inclusion in the consolidated capital resources of a UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group may only be included as a minority interest created by the capital instrument issued by the SPV referred to in BIPRU 8.6.13 R. If it is eligible, it is innovative tier one capital.
The SPV referred to in BIPRU 8.6.13 R must satisfy the conditions in GENPRU 2.2.127 R (Conditions that an SPV has to satisfy if indirectly issued capital is to be included in capital resources on a solo basis) as modified by the following:
The capital issued by the SPV referred to in BIPRU 8.6.13 R must satisfy the conditions in GENPRU 2.2.129 R (Conditions that capital issued by an SPV has to satisfy if indirectly issued capital is to be included in capital resources on a solo basis) as modified by the following:
that substitution obligation applies if the consolidated capital resources of the UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group, as the case may be, fall, or are likely to fall, below its consolidated capital resources requirement.
The SPV referred to in BIPRU 8.6.13 R must invest the funds raised from the issue of capital by the SPV by subscribing for capital resources issued by an undertaking that is a member of the UK consolidation group or non-EEA sub-group. Those capital resources must satisfy the following conditions:
In relation to the obligation to substitute described in BIPRU 8.6.17R (2), a firm must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the undertaking in question has at all times sufficient authorised and unissued tier one instruments other than innovative tier one instruments (and authority to issue them) to enable it to discharge the obligation to substitute.
A firm must comply with the requirements set out in GENPRU 2.2.135R (Notifying the FSA of unusual transactions in relation to indirectly issued capital) and GENPRU 2.2.137 R (Contents of marketing documents in relation to indirectly issued capital) in relation to consolidated indirectly issued capital included in consolidated capital resources.