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Section 2 Calculation of the quantitative factors of a rating category where a sufficient number of credit ratings is not available

Article 6 Items used and long run default rate of a rating category where a sufficient number of credit ratings is not available

Where a sufficient number of credit ratings as referred to in Article 3 is not available, the calculation of the long run default rate specified in Article 1 shall be performed according to both the following:

  1. (a)

    it shall be based on the estimate provided by the ECAI of the long run default rate associated with all items assigned the same rating category, pursuant to point (a) of Article 136(2) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013;

  2. (b)

    the estimate referred to in point (a) shall be complemented with the number of defaulted and non-defaulted items assigned the rating category by the ECAI for which the mapping is being performed.