The EBA Guidelines set out two options for the definition of the sample which can alternatively be chosen by the national authority. The Guideline deals only with the EBA remuneration benchmarking exercise and not with the national remuneration benchmarking. The latter has to be done under the responsibility of the competent authority.
Within the EBA benchmarking exercise it is ensured that, with the respect of either of the two options, each member state 19s banking system is sufficiently covered. However, a country by country analysis is not intended.
A member state opting for the 60 % coverage criteria selects large institutions until this percentage is covered. If those institutions are subsidiaries of groups already covered in the data collection by the home authority, please do not hand in the data for those institutions. A list of institutions was provided to National Competent Authorities. For subsidiaries which are not already covered by data collected for the parent institution, data is to be handed in on solo level.
A member state opting to include the 20 largest institutions hands in only the information which is not yet included in data from groups listed by other authorities. It can well be that also under this method all banks are already covered or only data from a very limited number of institutions or subsidiaries needs to be collected.