Related provisions for GENPRU 3.1.5
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1(1) Unless otherwise stated,8GENPRU 3.1 applies to every firm that is a member of a financial conglomerate other than:(a) an incoming EEA firm;(b) an incoming Treaty firm;(c) a UCITS qualifier;(d) an ICVC;8(e) a bank;8(f) a designated investment firm; and8(g) an insurer.8(1A) GENPRU 3.1 (except GENPRU 3.1.5R to GENPRU 3.1.13G) applies to each of the following firms that is a member of a financial conglomerate:8(a) a bank;8(b) a designated investment firm; and8(c) an insurer
(1) In general the process in (2) to (8) applies for identifying financial conglomerates.(2) Competent authorities that have authorised regulated entities should try to identify any consolidation group that is a financial conglomerate. If a competent authority is of the opinion that a regulated entity authorised by that competent authority is a member of a consolidation group which may be a financial conglomerate it should communicate its view to the other competent authorities
A lead supervisor (called the coordinator) is appointed for each financial conglomerate. Article 10 of the Financial Groups Directive describes the criteria for deciding which competent authority is appointed as coordinator. Article 11 of the Financial Groups Directive sets out the tasks of the coordinator.
(1) This rule applies for the purpose of the definition of financial conglomerate and the financial conglomerate definition decision tree.(1A) In determining the investment services sector for the purpose of identifying a financial conglomerate in the boxes entitled Threshold Test 1, Threshold Test 2 and Threshold Test 3 in the financial conglomerate definition decision tree, any investment firm that does not fall within the definition of article 4(1)(2) of the EU CRR is excluded.
Once a financial conglomerate has become a financial conglomerate and subject to supervision in accordance with the Financial Groups Directive, the figures in the financial conglomerate definition decision tree are altered as follows:(1) the figure of 40% in the box titled Threshold Test 1 is replaced by 35%;(2) the figure of 10% in the box titled Threshold Test 2 is replaced by 8%; and(3) the figure of six billion Euro in the box titled Threshold Test 3 is replaced by five billion
The alteration in GENPRU 3.1.9 R only applies to a financial conglomerate during the period that:(1) begins when the financial conglomerate would otherwise have stopped being a financial conglomerate because it does not meet one of the unaltered thresholds referred to in GENPRU 3.1.9 R; and(2) covers the three years following that date.
The calculations referred to in the financial conglomerate definition decision tree regarding the balance sheet must be made on the basis of the aggregated balance sheet total of the members of the consolidation group, according to their annual accounts. For the purposes of this calculation, undertakings in which a participation is held must be taken into account as regards the amount of their balance sheet total corresponding to the aggregated proportional share held by the consolidation
Articles 3(3) to 3(6), Article 5(4) and Article 6(5) of the Financial Groups Directive allow competent authorities, on a case by case basis, to:(1) change the definition of financial conglomerate and the obligations applying with respect to a financial conglomerate (which would include, where the appropriate regulator would be the coordinator under GENPRU 3.1.3G (6), permitting firms to apply, on an annual basis and subject to publication and notification to the relevant competent
4GENPRU 3.1.29 R4 to GENPRU 3.1.31 R and GENPRU 3 Annex 1 implement the detailed capital adequacy requirements of the Financial Groups Directive. They only deal with a financial conglomerate for which the FCA8 is the coordinator. If another competent authority is coordinator of a financial conglomerate, those rules do not apply with respect to that financial conglomerate and instead that coordinator will be responsible for implementing those detailed requirements.
Annex I of the Financial Groups Directive lays down three5 methods for calculating capital adequacy at the level of a financial conglomerate. Those three5 methods are implemented as follows:55(1) Method 1 calculates capital adequacy using accounting consolidation. It is implemented by GENPRU 3.1.29 R to GENPRU 3.1.31 R and Part 1 of GENPRU 3 Annex 1.(2) Method 2 calculates capital adequacy using a deduction and aggregation approach. It is implemented by GENPRU 3.1.29 R to GENPRU
Paragraph 5.7 of GENPRU 3 Annex 1 (Capital adequacy calculations for financial conglomerates) deals with a case in which there are no capital ties between entities in a financial conglomerate. In particular, the FCA8 , after consultation with the other relevant competent authorities and in accordance with Annex I of the Financial Groups Directive, will determine which proportional share of a solvency deficit in such an entity will have to be taken into account, bearing in mind
The5 Annex I method to be applied may be5 decided by the coordinator after consultation with the relevant competent authorities and the financial conglomerate itself. Where the FCA8 acts as coordinator, the financial conglomerate itself may choose which of Method 1 or Method 2 from Annex I it will apply, unless the firm is subject to a requirement obliging the firm to apply a particular method.555
(1) A firm that is a member of a financial conglomerate must at all times have capital resources of such an amount and type that results in the capital resources of the financial conglomerate taken as a whole being adequate.(2) This rule does not apply with respect to any financial conglomerate until notification has been made that it has been identified as a financial conglomerate as contemplated by Article 4(2) of the Financial Groups Directive.
If,5 with respect to a firm and a financial conglomerate of which it is a member, this rule applies under GENPRU 3.1.29A R5 to the firm with respect to that financial conglomerate as described in GENPRU 3.1.30 R, the firm must at all times have capital resources of an amount and type that ensures that the conglomerate capital resources of that financial conglomerate at all times equal or exceed its conglomerate capital resources requirement.5
5GENPRU 3.1.29 R applies to a firm with respect to the financial conglomerate of which it is a member if notification has been made in accordance with regulation 2 of the Financial Groups Directive Regulations that the financial conglomerate is a financial conglomerate and that the FCA8 is coordinator of that financial conglomerate.
If GENPRU 3.1.29 R (application of Method 1 or 2 from Annex I of the Financial Groups Directive) applies to a firm with respect to the financial conglomerate of which it is a member, then with respect to the firm and the financial conglomerate:5(1) the definitions of conglomerate capital resources and conglomerate capital resources requirement that apply for the purposes of that rule are the ones from whichever of Part 1 or Part 2 of GENPRU 3 Annex 1 the firm has indicated to
If GENPRU 3.1.29 R (application of Method 1 or 25 from Annex I of the Financial Groups Directive) applies to a firm with respect to a financial conglomerate of which it is a member, and the firm is subject to a requirement obliging the firm to apply a specific part of GENPRU 3 Annex 1,5 the definitions of conglomerate capital resources and conglomerate capital resources requirement that apply for the purposes of that rule are the ones from whichever of Part 1 or5 Part 2 of GENPRU
GENPRU 3.1.35 R implements Article 7(4) and Article 8(4) of the Financial Groups Directive, which provide that where a financial conglomerate is headed by a mixed financial holding company, the sectoral rules regarding risk concentration and intra-group transactions of the most important financial sector in the financial conglomerate, if any, shall apply to that sector as a whole, including the mixed financial holding company.
Articles 7(3) (Risk concentration) and 8(3) (Intra-group transactions) and Annex II (Technical application of the provisions on intra-group transactions and risk concentration) of the Financial Groups Directive say that Member States may apply at the level of the financial conglomerate the provisions of the sectoral rules on risk concentrations and intra-group transactions. GENPRU 3.1 does not take up that option, although the FCA8 may impose such obligations on a case by case
GENPRU 3.1.35 R applies to a firm with respect to a financial conglomerate of which it is a member if:(1) the condition in Articles 7(4) and 8(4) of the Financial Groups Directive is satisfied (the financial conglomerate is headed by a mixed financial holding company); and(2) that financial conglomerate is a UK regulated EEA financial conglomerate.99
A firm must ensure that the sectoral rules regarding risk concentration and intra-group transactions of the most important financial sector in the financial conglomerate referred to in GENPRU 3.1.34 R are complied with with respect to that financial sector as a whole, including the mixed financial holding company. The sectoral rules for these purposes are those identified in the table in GENPRU 3.1.36 R.4
Table: application of sectoral rulesThis table belongs to GENPRU 3.1.35 RThe most important financial sectorApplicable sectoral rulesRisk concentrationIntra-group transactionsBanking and investment services sector4the EUCRR3444Part Four of the EUCRR4344Insurance sectorPRA Rulebook7: Solvency II Firms Group Supervision 16.187PRA Rulebook: Solvency II Firms: Groups: 16.287NoteAny waiver, approval or permission8 granted to a member of the financial conglomerate, on a solo (or individual
(1) In accordance with Articles5 30 and 30a5 of the Financial Groups Directive (Asset management companies and Alternative investment fund managers5), this rule deals with the inclusion of an asset management company or an alternative investment fund manager5 that is a member of a financial conglomerate in the scope of regulation of financial conglomerates.55(2) An asset management company or an alternative investment fund manager5 is in the overall financial sector and is
(1) A firm that is a regulated entity must establish whether or not any consolidation group of which it is a member:(a) is a financial conglomerate; or(b) has ceased to be a financial conglomerate;if:(c) the firm believes; or(d) a reasonable firm that is complying with the requirements of the regulatory system would believe;that it is likely that (a) or (b) is true.(2) A firm does not need to determine whether (1)(a) is the case if the consolidation group is already being regulated
A firm does not have to give notice to the FCA2 under SUP 15.9.1 R if it or another member of the consolidation group has already given notice of the relevant fact to:44(1) the FCA2 or44(2) (if another competent authority is co-ordinator of the financial conglomerate ) that competent authority; or(3) (in the case of a financial conglomerate that does not yet have a co-ordinator ) the competent authority who would be co-ordinator under Article 10(2) of the Financial Groups Directive
(1) 3A firm must, at the level of the EEA financial conglomerate, regularly provide the FCA2 with details on the financial conglomerate's legal structure and governance and organisational structure, including all regulated entities, non-regulated subsidiaries and significant branches.(2) A firm must disclose publicly, at the level of the EEA financial conglomerate, on an annual basis, either in full or by way of references to equivalent information, a description of the financial
Except as set out in SYSC 12.1.4 R, this section applies with respect to different types of group as follows:(1) SYSC 12.1.8 R and SYSC 12.1.10 R apply with respect to all groups, including UK-regulated EEAfinancial conglomerates,17 other financial conglomerates and groups dealt with in SYSC 12.1.13 R to 12SYSC 12.1.15 R12;17(2) the additional requirements set out in SYSC 12.1.11 R and SYSC 12.1.12 R only apply with respect to UK-regulated EEAfinancial conglomerates;17 and17(3)
(1) This rule applies in respect of the following rules:(a) SYSC 12.1.8R (2);(b) SYSC 12.1.10R (1), so far as it relates to SYSC 12.1.8R (2);(c) SYSC 12.1.10R (2); and(d) SYSC 12.1.11 R to SYSC 12.1.15 R.(2) The rules referred to in (1):(a) only apply with respect to a financial conglomerate if it is a UK-regulated EEA financial conglomerate;1717(b) (so far as they apply with respect to a group that is not a financial conglomerate) do not apply with respect to a group for
Where this section applies with respect to a financial conglomerate, the risk management processes referred to in SYSC 12.1.8R (2) or, for a Solvency II firm, the risk management system referred to in the PRA Rulebook: Solvency II firms: Conditions Governing Business, rule 3,12 must include:(1) sound governance and management processes, which must include the approval and periodic review by the appropriate managing bodies within the financial conglomerate of the strategies and
Where this section applies with respect to a financial conglomerate, the internal control mechanisms referred to in SYSC 12.1.8R (2) or, for a Solvency II firm, the internal control system referred to in the PRA Rulebook: Solvency II firms: Conditions Governing Business, rule 3,12 must include:(1) mechanisms that are adequate to identify and measure all material risks incurred by members of the financial conglomerate and appropriately relate capital in the financial conglomerate
If the Part 4A permission of a firm contains a requirement obliging it to comply with this rule with respect to a third-country financial conglomerate of which it is a member, it must comply, with respect to that third-country financial conglomerate, with the rules in Part 1 of GENPRU 3 Annex 2, as adjusted by Part 3 of that annex.
If the Part 4A permission of a firm contains a requirement obliging it to comply with this rule with respect to a third-country banking and investment group of which it is a member, it must comply, with respect to that third-country banking and investment group, with the rules in Part 2 of GENPRU 3 Annex 2, as adjusted by Part 3 of that annex.
1The effect of SUP 16.1.1 R is that this section applies to every firm carrying on business set out in column (1) of SUP 16.12.4 R except:(1) an incoming EEA firm2 with permission for cross border services only;(1A) an incoming EEA firm in relation to its carrying on of bidding in emissions auctions;32(2) an oil market participant that is not subject to the requirements of IPRU(INV) Chapter 32;(3) an authorised professional firm (other than one that must comply with IPRU(INV)
(1) Any firm permitted to 5carry5 on any of the activities within each of the RAGs set out in column (1) of the table in SUP 16.12.4 R must:(a) (i) unless (ii) or (iii) 11applies, submit to the FCA65 the duly completed data items or other items applicable to the firm as set out in the provision referred to in column (2) of that table;8282(ii) unless (iii) applies, where 11 a firm is required to submit completed data items for 11more than one RAG, that11firm must only submit the
(1) A firm that is a member of a financial conglomerate must submit financial reports to the FCA68 in accordance with the table in SUP 16.12.33 R if:8282(a) it is at the head of a UK-regulated EEA financial conglomerate82; or82(b) its Part 4A permission82 contains a relevant requirement.82(2) In (1)(b), a relevant requirement is one which:(a) applies SUP 16.12.33 R to the firm; or(b) applies SUP 16.12.33 R to the firm unless the mixed financial holding company of the financial
Financial reports from a member of a financial conglomerate (see SUP 16.12.32 R)Content of ReportForm (Note 1)FrequencyDue DateCalculation of supplementary capital adequacy requirements in accordance with one of the three42 technical calculation methods42Note 2Note 5Yearly42Note 5Identification of significant risk concentration levelsNote 3Yearly4 months after year endIdentification of significant intra-group transactionsNote 4Yearly4 months after year endReport on compliance
2These Regulations implement in part the Financial Conglomerates Directive,25 which imposes certain procedural requirements on the FCA as a competent authority under the Directive. These Regulations also make specific provision about the exercise of certain supervisory powers in relation to financial conglomerates. 25 Directive 2002/87/EC
1If the appropriate regulator2, in the course of carrying on supplementary supervision of a financial conglomerate, is considering exercising its powers under section 138A2 of the Act (Modification or waiver of rules), regulation 4 of the Financial Groups Directive Regulations contains special provisions. The appropriate regulator2 must, in broad terms, do two things. Where required by those regulations, it must obtain the consent of the relevant competent authorities of the group.
1This section applies to every firm in the regulatory activity group (RAG) set out in column (1), which is a type of firm in column (2), of the tables in SUP 16.7A.3 R and SUP 16.7A.5 R, except:(1) an incoming EEA firm with permission for cross border services only;(2) an incoming EEA firm in relation to its carrying on of bidding in emissions auctions;(3) an oil market participant that is not subject to the requirements of IPRU(INV) Chapter 3;(4) an authorised professional firm
A firm with a non-core large exposures grouppermission may (in line with that permission) exempt, from the application of article 395(1) of the EU CRR (Limits to large exposures), exposures, including participations or other kinds of holdings, incurred by a firm to:(1) its parent undertaking; or(2) other subsidiary undertakings of that parent undertaking; or(3) its own subsidiary undertakings;in so far as those undertakings are covered by the supervision on a consolidated basis
1In most cases, where the FCA is concerned about the fitness and propriety of a specific individual, it may be more appropriate for the FCA to consider whether to make an order prohibiting the individual from performing functions in relation to exempt regulated activities rather than a disapplication order in relation to the member concerned. The criteria which the FCA will apply when determining whether to make a prohibition order against an individual who is not regulated by
If this chapter requires the submission of a report or data item13 covering a group, a single report or data item13 may be submitted, and so satisfy the requirements of all firms in the group. Such a report or data item13 should contain the information required from all of them, meet all relevant due dates and indicate all the firms on whose behalf it is submitted; if necessary a separate covering sheet should list the firms on whose behalf a report or data item13 is submitted.
In considering whether to grant (or consent to, as the case may be)24 a firm's application to vary its Part 4A permission or impose or vary a requirement, the regulator concerned will also have regard, under section 55R(1)24 of the Act (Persons connected with an applicant), to any person6 appearing to be, or likely to be, in a relationship with the firm which is relevant. The Financial Groups Directive Regulations make special consultation provisions where the regulator is exercising