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Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR)
Article 497

Article 497 — Own funds requirements for exposures to CCPs

  1. Where a third-country CCP applies for recognition in accordance with Article 25 of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012, institutions may consider that CCP as a QCCP from the date on which it submitted its application for recognition to ESMA and until one of the following dates:
    1. where the Commission has already adopted an implementing act referred to in Article 25(6) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 in relation to the third country in which the CCP is established and that implementing act has entered into force, two years after the date of submission of the application;
    2. where the Commission has not yet adopted an implementing act referred to in Article 25(6) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 in relation to the third country in which the CCP is established or where that implementing act has not yet entered into force, the earlier of the following dates:
      1. two years after the date of entry into force of the implementing act;
      2. for CCPs that submitted the application after 27 June 2019, two years after the date of submission of the application;
      3. for those CCPs that submitted the application before 27 June 2019, 28 June 2021.
  2. Until the expiration of the deadline referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, where a CCP referred to in that paragraph does not have a default fund and does not have in place a binding arrangement with its clearing members that allows it to use all or part of the initial margin received from its clearing members as if they were pre-funded contributions, the institution shall substitute the formula for calculating the own funds requirement in Article 308(2) with the following one:
    $${K _{\mathrm{CM} _{i}}} = {\max \left \{K _{\mathrm{CCP}} \cdot \frac{\mathrm{IM} _{i}}{\mathrm{DF} _{\mathrm{CCP}} + \mathrm{IM}} ; 8 \% \cdot 2 \% \cdot \mathrm{IM} _{i}\right \}}$$

    where:

  3. In exceptional circumstances, where it is necessary and proportionate in order to avoid disruption to international financial markets, the Commission may adopt, by way of implementing acts, and subject to the examination procedure referred to in Article 464(2), a decision to extend once, by 12 months, the transitional provisions set out in paragraph 1 of this Article.