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Document 32016R1646

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1646 of 13 September 2016 laying down implementing technical standards with regard to main indices and recognised exchanges in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2016/5721

OJ L 245, 14.9.2016, p. 5–15 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 17/10/2022

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2016/1646/oj

14.9.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 245/5


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1646

of 13 September 2016

laying down implementing technical standards with regard to main indices and recognised exchanges in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (1) and in particular Article 197(8) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 states that equities or convertible bonds included in a main index may be used by institutions as eligible collateral. One of the eligibility criteria for collateral is that it should be sufficiently liquid. To be considered as main indices for the purposes of that Regulation, equity indices should therefore mainly consist of equities that can reasonably be expected to be realisable when an institution needs to liquidate them. This should be the case when at least 90 % of the components of an index have a free float of at least EUR 500 000 000 or, in the absence of information about free float, a market capitalisation of at least EUR 1 000 000 000.

(2)

It should also be possible for institutions to recognise as eligible collateral instruments that are liquid relative to the markets in which they are operating and meet a minimum level of liquidity, irrespective of whether a market is established in the Union or in a third country. Therefore, an equity index should be considered as a main index where it includes no more than half of the total number of companies whose shares are traded on the market on which the index is based, where the average daily turnover is at least EUR 100 000, and where it also meets two of the following three criteria: the total market capitalisation of the index is at least 40 % of the market capitalisation of all the companies whose shares are traded on that market; the total turnover of trading in the components of the index is at least 40 % of the total turnover of all equity trading on that market; and the index serves as an underlying for derivatives products.

(3)

Convertible bond indices should be considered as main indices only where the constituent bonds can be converted into equities where at least 90 % of those equities have a free float of at least EUR 500 000 000 or, in the absence of information about free float, a market capitalisation of at least EUR 1 000 000 000.

(4)

Where two indices meet the criteria to be considered a main index and one is a subset of the other, for simplicity only the broader one should be included in the list of main indices.

(5)

Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 states that debt securities issued by certain institutions, not having a credit assessment by an external credit assessment institution (ECAI) may be used as eligible collateral where they fulfil a number of conditions, one of them being that they are listed on a recognised exchange.

(6)

In order to be considered a recognised exchange for the purposes of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013, an exchange is required to meet the conditions laid down in Article 4(1)(72) of that Regulation. Regarding one of those conditions, namely that the exchange should have a clearing mechanism, all regulated markets trading financial instruments not listed in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 should satisfy this second condition by virtue of being licensed as a regulated market under Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) and by virtue of the existence of rules and procedures for the clearing and settlement of transactions in place as required under that Directive 2004/39/EC.

(7)

Where an exchange's clearing mechanism is provided by a central counterparty (CCP), that CCP should comply with the requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3). For the rare derivatives exchanges not served by CCPs, the margining rules laid down in Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 should be used as the benchmark for assessing whether the margining requirements imposed by those exchanges are appropriate.

(8)

This Regulation is based on the draft implementing technical standards submitted by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to the Commission.

(9)

On 17 December 2015, the Commission notified ESMA of its intention to endorse the draft implementing technical standard with amendments to take account of the fact that some equity indices that meet the eligibility criteria to be considered as main indices were not included in the list provided in that draft standard. In its formal opinion of 28 January 2016, ESMA confirmed its initial position and did not resubmit an implementing technical standard amended in a way consistent with the Commission's proposed amendments. The draft implementing technical standard should therefore be endorsed with the amendments necessary to avoid the exclusion of indices that meet the eligibility criteria to be considered as main indices for the purposes of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013.

(10)

ESMA has conducted an open public consultation on the draft implementing technical standards on which this Regulation is based and has requested the opinion of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group established in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4). ESMA has not analysed in detail the potential costs and benefits related to the draft implementing technical standards as this would have been disproportionate in relation to their scope and impact,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Main indices

The main indices for the purposes of Article 197(8)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 are specified in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Recognised exchanges

The recognised exchanges for the purposes of Article 197(8)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 are specified in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 September 2016.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 176, 27.6.2013, p. 1.

(2)  Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on markets in financial instruments amending Council Directives 85/611/EEC and 93/6/EEC and Directive 2000/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 93/22/EEC (OJ L 145, 30.4.2004, p. 1).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (OJ L 201, 27.7.2012, p. 1).

(4)  Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority), amending Decision No 716/2009/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2009/77/EC (OJ L 331, 15.12.2010, p. 84).


ANNEX I

MAIN INDICES SPECIFIED UNDER ARTICLE 197 OF REGULATION (EU) No 575/2013

Table 1

Equity indices

Index

Country/Area

STOXX Asia/Pacific 600

Asia/Pacific

ASX100

Australia

ATX Prime (1)

Austria

BEL20

Belgium

IBOVESPA

Brazil

TSX60

Canada

CETOP20 Index

Central Europe

Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index (China)

China

NYSE ARCA China Index

China

Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300

China

PX Prague

Czech Republic

OMX Copenhagen 20

Denmark

FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets

MSCI Emerging Markets 50

Emerging Markets

FTSE Europe Index

Europe

STOXX Europe 600

Europe

MSCI AC Europe & Middle East

Europe and Middle East

OMXH25

Finland

SBF120 (2)

France

S&P BMI France

France

HDAX (3)

Germany

FTSE All World Index

Global

MSCI ACWI

Global

FT ASE Large Cap

Greece

Hang Seng

Hong Kong

Hang Seng Composite Index

Hong Kong

CNX 100 Index

India

S&P BSE 100 Index

India

ISEQ 20

Ireland

FTSE MIB

Italy

Nikkei 300

Japan

TOPIX mid 400

Japan

S&P Latin America 40

Latin America

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index

Malaysia

Mexico Bolsa Index

Mexico

AEX

Netherlands

S&P NZX 15 Index

New Zealand

OBX

Norway

WIG20

Poland

PSI 20

Portugal

MSCI Russia Index

Russia

Russian Traded Index

Russia

FTSE Straits Times Index

Singapore

FTSE JSE Top 40

South Africa

INDI 25 Index

South Africa

KOSPI 100

South Korea

IBEX35

Spain

OMXS60

Sweden

OMXSB

Sweden

SMI Expanded Index

Switzerland

TSEC Taiwan 50

Taiwan

FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 Index

UAE

FTSE 350 (4)

UK

NASDAQ100

USA

Russell 3000 Index

USA

S&P 500

USA


Table 2

Convertible bond indices

Exane ECI-Europe

Europe

Jefferies JACI Global

Global

Thomson Reuters Global Convertible

Global


(1)  Includes the ATX.

(2)  Includes the CAC40, CAC Next 20, and CAC Mid Cap.

(3)  Includes the DAX and MDAX.

(4)  Includes the FTSE 100.


ANNEX II

RECOGNISED EXCHANGES SPECIFIED UNDER ARTICLE 197 OF REGULATION (EU) No 575/2013

Table 1

Recognised exchanges on which contracts listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 are not traded

Regulated market

MIC

EURONEXT PARIS

XPAR

BOERSE BERLIN (REGULIERTER MARKT)

BERA

BOERSE BERLIN (BERLIN SECOND REGULATED MARKET)

BERC

BOERSE DUESSELDORF (REGULIERTER MARKT)

DUSA

BOERSE DUESSELDORF — QUOTRIX (REGULIERTER MARKT)

DUSC

BOERSE BERLIN EQUIDUCT TRADING (REGULIERTER MARKT)

EQTA

BOERSE BERLIN EQUIDUCT TRADING (BERLIN SECOND REGULATED MARKET)

EQTB

HANSEATISCHE WERTPAPIERBOERSE HAMBURG (REGULIERTER MARKT)

HAMA

NIEDERSAECHSISCHE BOERSE ZU HANNOVER (REGULIERTER MARKT)

HANA

BOERSE MUENCHEN (REGULIERTER MARKT)

MUNA

BOERSE MUENCHEN — MARKET MAKER MUNICH (REGULIERTER MARKT)

MUNC

BADEN-WUERTTEMBERGISCHE WERTPAPIERBOERSE (REGULIERTER MARKT)

STUA

FRANKFURTER WERTPAPIERBOERSE (REGULIERTER MARKT)

FRAA, XETA

TRADEGATE EXCHANGE (REGULIERTER MARKT)

XGRM

IRISH STOCK EXCHANGE — MAIN SECURITIES MARKET

XDUB

EURONEXT LISBON

XLIS

BOLSA DE BARCELONA

XBAR, XMCE

BOLSA DE BILBAO

XBIL, XMCE

BOLSA DE MADRID

XMAD, XMCE, MERF

BOLSA DE VALENCIA

XVAL, XMCE

BONDVISION MARKET

BOND

ELECTRONIC OPEN-END FUNDS AND ETC MARKET

ETFP

MARKET FOR INVESTMENT VEHICLES (MIV)

MIVX

ELECTRONIC BOND MARKET

MOTX

ELECTRONIC SHARE MARKET

MTAA

MTS GOVERNMENT MARKET

MTSC

MTS CORPORATE MARKET

MTSM

SECURITISED DERIVATIVES MARKET

SEDX

MERCADO DE DEUDA PUBLICA EN ANOTACIONES

XDPA

AIAF — MERCADO DE RENTA FIJA

XDRF, SEND

BOURSE DE LUXEMBOURG

XLUX

CYPRUS STOCK EXCHANGE

XCYS

SPOT REGULATED MARKET — BMFMS

SBMF

SPOT REGULATED MARKET — BVB

XBSE

RM-SYSTEM CZECH STOCK EXCHANGE

XRMZ

PRAGUE STOCK EXCHANGE

XPRA

BATS EUROPE REGULATED MARKET

BATE, CHIX

ISDX MAIN BOARD

ISDX

EURONEXT LONDON

XLDN

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE — REGULATED MARKET

XLON

NASDAQ RIGA

XRIS

NASDAQ STOCKHOLM

XSTO

NORDIC GROWTH MARKET NGM

XNGM

NASDAQ COPENHAGEN

XCSE

OSLO AXESS

XOAS

OSLO BØRS

XOSL

NASDAQ TALLINN

XTAL

NASDAQ HELSINKI

XHEL

VIENNA STOCKEXCHANGE OFFICIAL MARKET (AMTLICHER HANDEL)

WBAH

VIENNA STOCKEXCHANGE SECOND REGULATED MARKET (GEREGELTER FREIVERKEHR)

WBGF

BULGARIAN STOCK EXCHANGE — SOFIA JSC

XBUL

NASDAQ ICELAND

XICE

BUDAPEST STOCK EXCHANGE

XBUD

BRATISLAVA STOCK EXCHANGE

XBRA

NASDAQ VILNIUS

XLIT

EURONEXT BRUSSELS

XBRU

ZAGREB STOCK EXCHANGE

XZAG

ELECTRONIC SECONDARY SECURITIES MARKET

HDAT

ATHENS EXCHANGE SECURITIES MARKET

XATH

EUROPEAN WHOLESALE SECURITIES MARKET

EWSM

MALTA STOCK EXCHANGE

XMAL

EURONEXT AMSTERDAM

XAMS

BONDSPOT SECURITIES MARKET

RPWC

WARSAW STOCK EXCHANGE

XWAR,WBON, WETP

LJUBLJANA STOCK EXCHANGE OFFICIAL MARKET

XLJU

GIBRALTAR STOCK EXCHANGE

GSXL


Table 2

Recognised exchanges on which contracts listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 are traded

Regulated market

MIC

MATIF

XMAT

MONEP

XMON

POWERNEXT DERIVATIVES

XPOW

EUROPEAN ENERGY EXCHANGE

XEEE

EUREX DEUTSCHLAND

XEUR

MERCADO DE FUTUROS E OPCOES

MFOX

MERCADO REGULAMENTADO DE DERIVADOS DO MIBEL

OMIP

MEFF EXCHANGE

XMRV, XMPW

MERCADO DE FUTUROS DE ACEITE DE OLIVA — SA

XSRM

DERIVATIVES REGULATED MARKET — BMFMS

BMFM

POWER EXCHANGE CENTRAL EUROPE

XPXE

CME EUROPE LIMITED

CMED

ICE FUTURES EUROPE — ENERGY PRODUCTS DIVISION

IFEU

ICE FUTURES EUROPE — FINANCIAL PRODUCTS DIVISION

IFLL

ICE FUTURES EUROPE — EQUITY PRODUCTS DIVISION

IFLO

ICE FUTURES EUROPE — AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS DIVISION

IFLX

THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL FUTURES AND OPTIONS EXCHANGES (LIFFE)

XLIF

THE LONDON METAL EXCHANGE

XLME

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE DERIVATIVES MARKET

XLOD

ITALIAN DERIVATIVES MARKET

XDMI

NASDAQ STOCKHOLM

XSTO

FISH POOL

FISH

NOREXECO

NEXO

NASDAQ OSLO

NORX

OSLO BØRS

XOSL

EURONEXT BRUSSELS DERIVATIVES

XBRD

ATHENS EXCHANGE DERIVATIVES MARKET

XADE

VIENNA STOCKEXCHANGE OFFICIAL MARKET (AMTLICHER HANDEL)

WBAH

BUDAPEST STOCK EXCHANGE

XBUD

ICE ENDEX DERIVATIVES

NDEX

EURONEXT EQF — EQUITIES AND INDICES DERIVATIVES

XEUE

WARSAW STOCK EXCHANGE/COMMODITIES/POLISH POWER EXCHANGE/COMMODITY DERIVATIVES

PLPD


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