EBA consults on draft technical standards in relation to credit valuation adjustment risk

05 July 2013

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launches today a second consultation on Draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for credit valuation adjustment risk (CVA) to further specify how a proxy spread should be determined for the calculation of own funds requirements and to provide additional details on a limited number of smaller portfolios. These RTS will be part of the Single rulebook aimed at enhancing regulatory harmonisation in Europe. The consultation runs until 25 September 2013.

The proposed draft RTS do not deal directly with the Value at Risk (VaR) spread methodology but specify the criteria this methodology has to satisfy to allow for a proxy spread to be used in the calculation of the advanced CVA adjustment. In particular, they specify how the rating, industry and region criteria should be incorporated in a proxy spread.

The requirements contained in these draft RTS are mainly addressed directly to institutions and only in some cases to competent authorities.

Consultation process

Comments can be sent to the EBA by clicking on the "send your comments" button on the consultation page. Please note that the deadline for the submission of comments is 25 September 2013

All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless requested otherwise.

A public hearing will take place at the EBA premises on 17 July 2013 from 14:00 to 16:00 hours UK time.

Legal basis

The proposed draft RTS have been developed on the basis of Regulation 575/2013 published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 28 June 2013. The EBA is expected to submit these draft RTS to the European Commission for endorsement by 1 January 2014. Before submission to the Commission, the EBA will review the draft RTS to include the feedback arising from the consultation process.