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Application provision

1.1 Unless otherwise stated, this Part applies to a CRR firm

  1. (1) with respect to the carrying on of the following from an establishment in the UK:
    1. (a) regulated activities;
    2. (b)  activities that constitute dealing in investments as principal, disregarding the exclusion in article 15 of Regulated Activities Order;
    3. (c) ancillary activities;
    4. (d)  in relation to MiFID business, ancillary services; and
    5. (e)  unregulated activities in a prudential context;
  2. (2) with respect to the carrying on of passported activities by it from a branch in another EEA state;
  3. (3in a prudential context with respect to activities wherever they are carried on; and
  4. (4taking into account any activity of other members of a group of which the firm is a member.

3.1

03/01/2018

  1. (1) A firm that is significant must establish a risk committee composed of members of the management body who do not perform any executive function in the firm. Members of the risk committee must have appropriate knowledge, skills and expertise to fully understand and monitor the risk strategy and the risk appetite of the firm.
  2. (2) A firm must ensure that the risk committee advises the management body on the firm’s overall current and future risk appetite and assists the management body in overseeing the implementation of that strategy by senior management.
  3. (3) A firm must ensure that the risk committee reviews whether prices of liabilities and assets offered to clients take fully into account the firm’s business model and risk strategy. Where prices do not properly reflect risks in accordance with the business model and risk strategy, the firm must ensure that the risk committee presents a remedy plan to the management body.

Additional Notes


[Note: Art. 76(3) of the CRD]

3.2

03/01/2018

A firm must ensure that the management body in its supervisory function and, where a risk committee has been established, the risk committee:

  1. (1) have adequate access to information on the risk profile of the firm and, if necessary and appropriate, to the risk management function and to external expert advice; and
  2. (2) determine the nature, the amount, the format, and the frequency of the information on risk which it is to receive.

Additional Notes


[Note: Art. 76(4) of the CRD]

3.3

03/01/2018

In order to assist in the establishment of sound remuneration policies and practices, a firm must ensure that the risk committee, without prejudice to the tasks of the remuneration committee, examines whether incentives provided by the remuneration system take into consideration risk, capital, liquidity and the likelihood and timing of earnings.

Additional Notes


[Note: Art. 76(4) of the CRD]

3.4

03/01/2018

firm must ensure the following:

  1. (1) the risk management function is independent from the operational functions and has sufficient authority, stature, resources and access to the management body;
  2. (2) the risk management function ensures that all material risks are identified, measured and properly reported, is actively involved in elaborating the firm’s risk strategy and in all material risk management decisions and is able to deliver a complete view of the whole range of risks of the firm; and
  3. (3) the risk management function is able to report directly to the management body in its supervisory function, independent from senior management and that it can raise concerns and warn the management body, where appropriate, where specific risk developments affect or may affect the firm, without prejudice to the responsibilities of the management body in its supervisory and/or managerial functions pursuant to the CRD and the CRR.

Additional Notes


[Note: Art. 76(5) of the CRD]

3.5

03/01/2018

firm must ensure that the head of the risk management function is an independent senior manager with distinct responsibility for the risk management function. Where the nature, scale and complexity of the activities of the firm do not justify a specially appointed person, another senior person within the firm may fulfil that function, provided there is no conflict of interest. A firm must ensure that the head of the risk management function must not be removed without prior approval of the management body and is able to have direct access to the management body where necessary.

Additional Notes


[Note: Art. 76(5) of the CRD]