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Article 104a - Reclassification of a position

Attention! This article was amended after the current consolidated version was issued. The amendments apply since 09/07/2024. Please consult Regulation 2024/1623 to review the changes made to the article.
Attention! This article will be amended on 01/01/2025. Please consult Regulation 2024/1623 to review the changes that will be made to the article.

Article 104a

Reclassification of a position

1.  
Institutions shall have in place clearly defined policies for identifying the exceptional circumstances which justify the reclassification of a trading book position as a non-trading book position or, conversely, the reclassification of a non-trading book position as a trading book position, for the purpose of determining their own funds requirements to the satisfaction of the competent authorities. The institutions shall review those policies at least annually.

EBA shall monitor the range of supervisory practices and shall issue guidelines in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 by 28 June 2024 on the meaning of exceptional circumstances for the purposes of the first subparagraph of this paragraph. Until EBA issues those guidelines, competent authorities shall notify EBA of, and shall provide a rationale for, their decisions on whether or not to permit an institution to reclassify a position as referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article.

2.  
Competent authorities shall grant permission to reclassify a trading book position as a non-trading book position or conversely a non-trading book position as a trading book position for the purpose of determining their own funds requirements only where the institution has provided the competent authorities with written evidence that its decision to reclassify that position is the result of an exceptional circumstance that is consistent with the policies the institution has in place in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article. For that purpose, the institution shall provide sufficient evidence that the position no longer meets the condition to be classified as a trading book or non-trading book position pursuant to Article 104.

The decision referred to in the first subparagraph shall be approved by the management body.

3.  

Where the competent authority has granted permission for the reclassification of a position in accordance with paragraph 2, the institution which received that permission shall:

(a) 

publicly disclose, without delay,

(i) 

information that its position has been reclassified, and

(ii) 

where the effect of that reclassification is a reduction in the institution's own funds requirements, the size of that reduction; and

(b) 

where the effect of that reclassification is a reduction in the institution's own funds requirements, not recognise that effect until the position matures, unless the institution's competent authority permits it to recognise that effect at an earlier date.

4.  
The institution shall calculate the net change in the amount of its own funds requirements arising from the reclassification of the position as the difference between the own funds requirements immediately after the reclassification and the own funds requirements immediately before the reclassification, each calculated in accordance with Article 92. The calculation shall not take into account the effects of any factors other than the reclassification.
5.  
The reclassification of a position in accordance with this Article shall be irrevocable.