The European Banking Association (EBA) and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have responded to requests by investment firms to define a new prudential regime that better reflects the risks those firms face rather than the one-size-fits-all banking package defined by the CRD and CRR. Through the introduction of the Investment Firm Directive (IFD) and Investment Firm Regulation (IFR) by the EBA - also known as IFPR in the U.K., which the FCA will legislate for locally as it’s a post Brexit change, investment firms will have to comply with a new set of rules and reporting requirements to meet their prudential obligations.

With the deadline for the new prudential regime for investment firms arriving soon, having the right approach in place to successfully meet the requirements has become a top priority for every CEO, CFO and CRO at MiFID firms. To meet the June 2021 deadline - January 1, 2022 for the U.K. - firms will require strong and focused project management and strategic partnerships.

In the countdown to these deadlines, it is becoming increasingly important for firms to understand the full scope of the new rules and the reporting challenges they pose. OneSumX Regulatory Reporting for Investment Firms is an end-to-end prudential calculator, regulatory reporting, and Pillar 3 disclosure solution specifically for Class 2 and Class 3 firms. The offering provides firms with a fully automated regulatory reporting solution based on a structured logical data model that leverages K-factor calculators with reporting capabilities across capital and liquidity requirements, helping to save time and money that otherwise would be spent on business analysis and development.


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The solution is available through SaaS deployment. We take care of platform management, application support and any additional maintenance. If a firm is not ready to switch to cloud-based regulatory reporting, we can deliver on-premises installation.

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Implement all validation rules specified by the EBA and the FCA. Ensure the integrity of the final submitted reports with easy-to-use features that allow users to validate data for integrity and completeness as well as investigate validation errors and warnings.

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Regulatory Update Service will ensure the solution is up-to-date and compliant in line with regulatory deadlines.

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All you need to know about IFR/IFD and IFPR reporting obligations

IFR/IFD and IFPR impacted MiFID investment firms in the EU as of June 26th 2021 and UK-based firms from January 1st 2022, but they also have distinct sets of rules and reporting obligations.

 

This video looks into the reporting obligations presented by the EBA and the FCA and provides insight for investment firms both in the EU and the UK around upcoming deadlines and how to stay prepared.

FAQs
  • What changes do IFR/IFD and IFPR involve?

    • Own funds, capital requirements and liquidity
    • Changes to the prudential standards for SNI and non-SNI investment firms based on proposed remuneration consultation published by the FCA
    • A risk management framework in place where firms can document their Internal Capital and Risk Assessment (ICARA) to demonstrate compliance of IFPR implementation
    • New measures referred to as K-factors
    • New Risk-to-Customer metrics will require firms to source data that has never before been requested for the purposes of regulatory reporting
    • Proportional criteria is introduced to distinguish between non-systemic firms (Class 2) and small and non-interconnected investment firms (Class 3)
    • Operations and compliance teams will need to work closely with IT, Finance and Risk to ensure that firms are ready to report when the new obligations go live
  • How do I check if my investment firm is impacted?

    Use our quick and easy classification tool to assess what steps your company needs to take and how you will be impacted.
  • What do I need to do before the deadline?

    1. Understand the timelines
    2. Determine your class category
    3. Understand your capital requirements, for example, K-factor calculations
    4. Know your reporting obligations
    5. Project manage
    6. Read more on how to prepare
    7. Get in touch to find out how OneSumX Regulatory Reporting for Investment Firms can help.

OneSumX Regulatory Reporting for Investment Firms solution features

Having multiple legacy products, with inflexible technology support, separated into silos can be a challenge. It means sub-optimal performance, a high total cost of ownership and inefficient maintenance.

OneSumX Regulatory Reporting for Investment Firms is a flexible solution to overcome those challenges and help meet the demands of the new prudential regime.

  • K-factor calculators

    Fast-track data harvesting through our structured data model and integrated K-factor calculators with reporting capabilities.

    Our solution determines if a firm’s available own capital is eligible to be used for prudential purposes by comparing the capital’s attributes to the requirements specified in Articles 9 and 10 of IFR.

    The solution can assess how much capital the firm needs. It implements:

    Risk-to-Client
    • K-AUM (Assets Under Management)
    • K-CMH (Client Money Held)
    • K-ASA (Assets Safeguarded and Administered)
    • K-COH (Client Orders Handled)
    Risk-to-Market
    • K-NPR (Net Position Risk)
    Risk-to-Firm
    • K-TCD (Trading Counterparty Default)
    • K-DTF (Daily Trading Flow)
    • K-CON (Concentration Risk)
    Our solution can also derive your initial capital and permanent capital requirements based on your MiFID permissions.
  • Eligible liquidity assessments

    Determine if the properties of the assets in your “Liquid Asset Buffer” are eligible in accordance with Articles 43-45 of IFR, and from there, assess if you meet the minimum requirements defined in Article 43(1).
  • Regulatory Update Service (RUS)

    If the regulator refines or updates any of the calculations, classifications, reporting templates, validation rules or XBRL taxonomy, our solution will be updated in line with the regulatory deadlines at no extra cost. If a regulatory change requires a new data attribute, Wolters Kluwer OneSumX FRR will notify clients well in advance so they can plan for the changes.
  • Powerful analytics

    Regulatory reporters can attest to the accuracy of the returns and explain movements because of our templates and powerful analytical tools such as trend, variance, drill down, drill up and drill through features. Users are also able to apply manual adjustments that are fully auditable and subject to the four-eyes principles for approval.

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