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Guideline (EU) 2019/1033 of the European Central Bank of 10 May 2019 amending Guideline (EU) 2016/65 on the valuation haircuts applied in the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework (ECB/2019/12)

OJ L 167, 24.6.2019, p. 75–78 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/guideline/2019/12/oj

24.6.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 167/75


GUIDELINE (EU) 2019/1033 OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 10 May 2019

amending Guideline (EU) 2016/65 on the valuation haircuts applied in the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework (ECB/2019/12)

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first indent of Article 127(2) thereof,

Having regard to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, and in particular the first indent of Article 3.1, Articles 9.2, 12.1, 14.3, 18.2 and the first paragraph of Article 20 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

All eligible assets for Eurosystem credit operations are subject to valuation rules and specific risk control measures in order to protect the Eurosystem against financial losses in circumstances where its collateral has to be realised due to an event of default of a counterparty. As a result of a review of the Eurosystem risk control and valuation framework in relation to non-marketable assets, several adjustments must be made in order to ensure adequate risk protection of the Eurosystem.

(2)

Therefore, Guideline (EU) 2016/65 of the European Central Bank (ECB/2015/35) (1) should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS GUIDELINE:

Article 1

Amendments

Guideline (EU) 2016/65 (ECB/2015/35) is amended as follows:

1.

in Article 2, point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

debt instruments issued by: (i) local and regional governments; (ii) entities which are credit institutions or non-credit institutions classified by the Eurosystem as agencies and which meet the quantitative criteria set out in Annex XIIa to Guideline (EU) 2015/510 (ECB/2014/60); (iii) multilateral development banks and international organisations; as well as UCITS compliant jumbo covered bonds, are included in haircut category II;’;

2.

in Article 2, point (c) is replaced by the following:

‘(c)

UCITS compliant covered bonds other than UCITS compliant jumbo covered bonds; other covered bonds; and debt instruments issued by (i) non-financial corporations, (ii) corporations in the government sector, and (iii) agencies which are non-credit institutions that do not meet the quantitative criteria set out in Annex XIIa to Guideline (EU) 2015/510 (ECB/2014/60), are included in haircut category III;’;

3.

in Article 2, point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

unsecured debt instruments issued by: (i) credit institutions; (ii) agencies which are credit institutions that do not meet the quantitative criteria set out in Annex XIIa to Guideline (EU) 2015/510 (ECB/2014/60); and (iii) financial corporations other than credit institutions, are included in haircut category category IV;’;

4.

Article 5 is amended as follows:

(a)

paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   Individual credit claims shall be subject to specific valuation haircuts determined according to the residual maturity, the credit quality step and the interest rate structure as laid down in Table 3 in the Annex to this Guideline.’;

(b)

paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.   The following provisions shall apply with respect to the interest rate structure of credit claims:

(a)

“zero coupon” credit claims shall be treated as fixed rate credit claims;

(b)

floating rate credit claims with a resetting period longer than one year shall be treated as fixed rate credit claims;

(c)

floating rate credit claims with a ceiling shall be treated as fixed rate credit claims;

(d)

floating rate credit claims with a resetting period of one year or less and with a floor, but without a ceiling, shall be treated as floating rate credit claims;

(e)

the valuation haircut applied to a credit claim with more than one type of interest payment shall depend only on the interest payments during the remaining life of the credit claim. If there is more than one type of interest payment during the remaining life of the credit claim, the remaining interest payments shall be treated as fixed-rate payments, with the relevant maturity for the haircut being the residual maturity of the credit claim.’;

(c)

paragraph 3 is deleted;

(d)

paragraph 4 is deleted;

(e)

in paragraph 7 the words ‘paragraphs 1 to 4 above’ are replaced by the words ‘paragraphs 1 to 2’;

5.

the Annex is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Guideline.

Article 2

Taking effect and implementation

1.   This Guideline shall take effect on the day of its notification to the national central banks of the Member States whose currency is the euro.

2.   The national central banks of the Member States whose currency is the euro shall take the necessary measures to comply with this Guideline and apply them from 5 August 2019. They shall notify the European Central Bank of the texts and means relating to those measures by 21 June 2019 at the latest.

Article 3

Addressees

This Guideline is addressed to the national central banks of the Member States whose currency is the euro.

Done at Frankfurt am Main, 10 May 2019.

For the Governing Council of the ECB

The President of the ECB

Mario DRAGHI


(1)  Guideline (EU) 2016/65 of the European Central Bank of 18 November 2015 on the valuation haircuts applied in the implementation of the Eurosystem monetary policy framework (ECB/2015/35) (OJ L 14, 21.1.2016, p. 30).


ANNEX

The Annex to Guideline (EU) 2016/65 (ECB/2015/35) is amended as follows:

1.

Table 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Table 1

Haircut categories for eligible marketable assets based on the type of issuer and/or type of asset

Category I

Category II

Category III

Category IV

Category V

debt instruments issued by central governments

ECB debt certificates

debt certificates issued by national central banks (NCBs) prior to the date of adoption of the euro in their respective Member State

debt instruments issued by local and regional governments

debt instruments issued by entities (credit institutions or non-credit institutions) classified by the Eurosystem as agencies and which meet the quantitative criteria set out in Annex XIIa to Guideline (EU) 2015/510 (ECB/2014/60)

debt instruments issued by multilateral development banks and international organisations

UCITS compliant jumbo covered bonds

UCITS compliant covered bonds other than UCITS compliant jumbo covered bonds

other covered bonds

debt instruments issued by non-financial corporations, corporations in the government sector and agencies which are non-credit institutions that do not meet the quantitative criteria set out in Annex XIIa to Guideline (EU) 2015/510 (ECB/2014/60)

unsecured debt instruments issued by credit institutions and agencies which are credit institutions that do not meet the quantitative criteria set out in Annex XIIa to Guideline (EU) 2015/510 (ECB/2014/60)

unsecured debt instruments issued by financial corporations other than credit institutions

asset-backed securities’

2.

Table 2 is replaced by the following:

‘Table 2

Valuation haircut levels applied to eligible marketable assets in haircut categories I to IV

 

Haircut categories

Credit quality

Residual maturity (years) (*)

Category I

Category II

Category III

Category IV

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

Steps 1 and 2

[0-1)

0,5

0,5

0,5

1,0

1,0

1,0

1,0

1,0

1,0

7,5

7,5

7,5

[1-3)

1,0

2,0

0,5

1,5

2,5

1,0

2,0

3,0

1,0

10,0

10,5

7,5

[3-5)

1,5

2,5

0,5

2,5

3,5

1,0

3,0

4,5

1,0

13,0

13,5

7,5

[5-7)

2,0

3,0

1,0

3,5

4,5

1,5

4,5

6,0

2,0

14,5

15,5

10,0

[7-10)

3,0

4,0

1,5

4,5

6,5

2,5

6,0

8,0

3,0

16,5

18,0

13,0

[10,∞)

5,0

7,0

2,0

8,0

10,5

3,5

9,0

13,0

4,5

20,0

25,5

14,5


 

Haircut categories

Credit quality

Residual maturity (years) (*1)

Category I

Category II

Category III

Category IV

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

fixed coupon

zero coupon

floating coupon

Step 3

[0-1)

6,0

6,0

6,0

7,0

7,0

7,0

8,0

8,0

8,0

13,0

13,0

13,0

[1-3)

7,0

8,0

6,0

9,5

13,5

7,0

12,0

15,0

8,0

22,5

25,0

13,0

[3-5)

9,0

10,0

6,0

13,5

18,5

7,0

16,5

22,0

8,0

28,0

32,5

13,0

[5-7)

10,0

11,5

7,0

14,0

20,0

9,5

18,5

26,0

12,0

30,5

35,0

22,5

[7-10)

11,5

13,0

9,0

16,0

24,5

13,5

19,0

28,0

16,5

31,0

37,0

28,0

[10,∞)

13,0

16,0

10,0

19,0

29,5

14,0

19,5

30,0

18,5

31,5

38,0

30,5

3.

Table 3 is replaced by the following:

‘Table 3

Valuation haircut levels applied to eligible credit claims with fixed or floating interest payments

Credit quality

Residual maturity (years) (*2)

Fixed interest payment

Floating interest payment

Steps 1 and 2 (AAA to A-)

[0-1)

12,0

12,0

[1-3)

16,0

12,0

[3-5)

21,0

12,0

[5-7)

27,0

16,0

[7-10)

35,0

21,0

[10, ∞)

45,0

27,0

Step 3 (BBB+ to BBB-)

[0-1)

19,0

19,0

[1-3)

33,5

19,0

[3-5)

45,0

19,0

[5-7)

50,5

33,5

[7-10)

56,5

45,0

[10, ∞)

63,0

50,5


(*1)  i.e. [0-1) residual maturity less than one year, [1-3) residual maturity equal to or greater than one year and less than three years, etc.’

(*2)  i.e. [0-1) residual maturity less than one year, [1-3) residual maturity equal to or greater than one year and less than three years, etc.’


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