IPRU-INV 5.11 Position risk requirement

IPRU-INV 5.11.1R

1A firm's position risk requirement is determined by calculating on a daily mark to market basis, the sum of the weighted value of each position held by the firm. The weighted value for each position must be calculated by multiplying its current market value by the appropriate factor set out in IPRU-INV 5.11.2R.

[Note: this requirement does not attach to items deducted in full as illiquid assets]

IPRU-INV 5.11.2R

Instrument

Requirement

A Debt

Maturity

0-2 years

2-5 years

>5 years

Central Government

2%

5%

13%

Qualifying debt securities

· fixed rate

8%

8%

15%

· floating rate

10%

10%

15%

Non-qualifying debt securities

· fixed rate

10%

20%

30%

· floating rate

30%

30%

30%

B Equities

· Traded on a recognised or designated investment exchange.

25%

· other

100%

C Stock position in physical commodities

· Physical positions associated with firm's investment business

30% of realisable value

D Derivatives

· Exchange traded futures and written options

4 x initial margin requirement.

· otc futures and written options

Apply the appropriate percentage shown in Sections A, B, & C above to the market value of the underlying position.

· Purchased options

Apply the appropriate percentage shown in Sections A, B & C above to the market value of the underlying position but the result may be limited to the market value of the option.

· Contracts for differences

20% of the market value of the contract.

E Other investments

· units in regulated collective investment schemes

25% of realisable value.

· with profit life policies

20% of surrender value.

· other

100% of the value of investment or underlying instrument.