On April 30, 2021, ISDA and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) submitted a joint response to the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) on its consultation on implementation of Basel standards.
The paper sets out the PRA’s proposed rules to implement – through a new PRA Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) – those parts of the international standards that remain to be implemented in the UK. The paper sets out the proposed new PRA CRR rules in full, including parts of the onshored CRR that are not changing and so are not part of the consultation.
The industry appreciates the objective of the consultation is to leverage the existing regulations now entered into force in the EU. However, there are matters that we believe should be addressed to prevent significant impacts on capital requirements for specific product and risk categories, which could negatively affect the UK’s attractiveness as a venue for global derivatives activity. Furthermore, the industry argues for standards that, although aligned globally, should allow for targeted UK adaptations and improvements where necessary.