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Article 3 Quantitative limits on the number and size of qualifying portfolios

  1. (1)

    To fulfil the criterion of a limited number of smaller portfolios referred to in Article 383(4) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013, all of the following conditions shall be satisfied:

    1. (a)

      the number of all non-IMM transactions subject to the CVA risk charge shall not exceed 15 % of the total number of transactions subject to the CVA risk charge;

    2. (b)

      the size of each individual non-IMM netting set subject to the CVA risk charge shall not exceed 1 % of the total size of all netting sets subject to the CVA risk charge;

    3. (c)

      the total size of all non-IMM netting sets subject to the CVA risk charge shall not exceed 10 % of the total size of all netting sets subject to the CVA risk charge.

  2. (2)

    For the purpose of points (b) and (c) of paragraph 1, the size of a netting set shall be the exposure at default of the netting set calculated using the mark-to-market method referred to in Article 274 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 by taking account of the effects of netting, in accordance with Article 298 of that Regulation, but not the effects of collateral.

  3. (3)

    For the purpose of paragraph 1, an institution shall calculate, for each quarter, the arithmetical average of at least monthly observations of the ratios of the following:

    1. (a)

      the number of non-IMM transactions to the total number of transactions;

    2. (b)

      the individual size of the largest non-IMM netting set to the total size of all netting sets; and

    3. (c)

      the total size of all non-IMM netting sets to the total size of all netting sets.

  4. (4)

    Where the criterion specified in paragraph 1 is not fulfilled for two consecutive calculations referred to in paragraph 3, an institution shall use the standardised method set out in Article 384 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 to calculate the own funds requirements for CVA risk for all of the non-IMM netting sets and notify the competent authorities.

  5. (5)

    The conditions set out in paragraph 1 shall be applied on an individual, a sub-consolidated or a consolidated basis, depending on the scope of the permission to use the internal model method referred to in Article 283 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013.