Financial Services (Investment and Fiduciary Services)
Repealed Subsidiary 2007/002
FINANCIAL SERVICES (CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF INVESTMENT FIRMS) REGULATIONS 2007
8. Commodity futures and forward commitments to buy or sell individual commodities shall be incorporated in the measurement system as notional amounts in terms of the standard unit of measurement and assigned a maturity with reference to expiry date.
The Authority may allow the capital requirement for an exchange-traded future to be equal to the margin required by the exchange if it is fully satisfied that it provides an accurate measure of the risk associated with the future and that it is at least equal to the capital requirement for a future that would result from a calculation made using the method set out in the remainder of this Schedule or applying the internal models method described in Schedule 5.
The Authority may also allow the capital requirement for an OTC commodity derivatives contract of the type referred to in this paragraph cleared by a clearing house recognised by it to be equal to the margin required by the clearing house if it is fully satisfied that it provides an accurate measure of the risk associated with the derivatives contract and that it is at least equal to the capital requirement for the contract in question that would result from a calculation made using the method set out in the remainder of this Schedule or applying the internal models method described in Schedule 5.
9. Commodity swaps where one side of the transaction is a fixed price and the other the current market price shall be incorporated into the maturity ladder approach, as set out in paragraphs 13 to 18, as a series of positions equal to the notional amount of the contract, with one position corresponding with each payment on the swap and slotted into the maturity ladder set out in Table 1 to paragraph 13. The positions shall be long positions if the investment firm is paying a fixed price and receiving a floating price and short positions if the investment firm is receiving a fixed price and paying a floating price.
Commodity swaps where the sides of the transaction are in different commodities are to be reported in the relevant reporting ladder for the maturity ladder approach.
10. Options on commodities or on commodity derivatives shall be treated as if they were positions equal in value to the amount of the underlying to which the option refers, multiplied by its delta for the purposes of this Schedule. The latter positions may be netted off against any offsetting positions in the identical underlying commodity or commodity derivative. The delta used shall be that of the exchange concerned, that calculated by the Authority or, where none of those is available, or for OTC options, that