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Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

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Article 8 Value of financial instruments, financial contracts and investment funds that reference the benchmark

The further criteria to be considered by the competent authority under Article 25(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 in taking into account the value of financial instruments, financial contracts or investment funds that reference the benchmark shall include at least the following:

  1. (a)

    the total value of all financial instruments, financial contracts and investment funds referencing the benchmark on the basis of all the ranges of maturities or tenors of the benchmark, where known to the competent authority;

  2. (b)

    whether the use of the benchmark is concentrated in individual categories of financial instrument, financial contract or investment fund;

  3. (c)

    in cases where the benchmark is a significant benchmark by virtue of point (a) of Article 24(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011, and where known to the competent authority, how close the total value of financial instruments, financial contracts and investment funds that reference the benchmark is to the thresholds referred to in Article 20(1)(a) and (c)(i) of that Regulation.