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Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)
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Prudential — Investment, Insurance Intermediation and Banking Module (PIB) [VER33/02-19]
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  • PIB 3.18.3 Guidance

    1. The following Guidance is intended to illustrate how an Authorised Firm should calculate its Leverage Ratio under this section.
    2. The Exposure Measure under PIB Rule 3.18.3 should be calculated as the sum of:
    a. on-balance sheet items; and
    b. off-balance sheet items.
    3. In relation to on-balance sheet items:
    a. for SFTs, the exposure value should be calculated in accordance with IFRS and the netting requirements referred to in PIB Rule 4.9.14;
    b. for Derivatives, including credit protection sold, the exposure value should be calculated as the sum of the on-balance sheet value in accordance with IFRS and an add-on for potential future exposure calculated in accordance with Rules PIB A4.6.14 to PIB A4.6.21 of App 4; and
    c. for other on-balance sheet items, the exposure value should be calculated based on their balance sheet values in accordance with PIB Rule 4.9.3.
    4. In relation to off-balance sheet items:
    a. for commitments that are unconditionally cancellable at any time by the Authorised Firm without prior notice, the exposure value should be the notional amount for the item multiplied by a CCF of 10%; and
    b. for other off-balance sheet items, including:
    i. direct credit substitutes;
    ii. certain transaction-related contingent items;
    iii. short-term self-liquidating trade-related contingent items and commitments to underwrite debt and equity securities;
    iv. note issuance facilities and revolving underwriting facilities;
    v. transactions, other than SFTs, involving the posting of securities held by the Authorised Firm as collateral;
    vi. asset sales with recourse, where the credit risk remains with the Authorised Firm;
    vii. other commitments with certain drawdown;
    viii. any other commitments; and
    ix. unsettled transactions,
    the exposure value should be the notional amount for each of the items multiplied by a CCF of 100%.
    5. For an Islamic Financial Institution, assets corresponding to Unrestricted PSIAs will fall within the Exposure Measure and, therefore, are considered for the purpose of the Leverage Ratio calculation.
    6. Further Guidance about the method for completing forms relating to Leverage Ratios can be found in PRU.
    [Added] DFSA RM148/2014 (Made 1st January 2015). [VER23/01-15]