Minutes of the London FXJSC Legal Sub-Committee Meeting - 16 November 2021

The Bank of England chairs the London Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee (FXJSC) Legal Sub-Committee. The FXJSC is made up of market participants, infrastructure providers and the UK financial regulators.
Published on 18 March 2022

Date: 16 November 2021

Time: 3pm – 5pm | Location: Bank of England Offices and Video meeting

Minutes

Minute 1 – Introduction and Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of 14 September 2021 were approved.

Minute 2 – Discussion on SA-CCR

Ferdisha Snagg from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP spoke about the Standardised Approach for Measuring Counterparty Credit Risk (SA-CCR). She explained that the SA-CCR, which was implemented in the EU via CRR II, is a measurement of counterparty credit risk that calculates the exposure at default of OTC derivatives, exchange-traded derivatives, and long settlement transactions. Ferdisha explained that the SA-CCR replaces both the Current Exposure Method and the Standardised Method in the capital framework and removes the Internal Model Method shortcut method from the Basel Capital adequacy framework. Ferdisha went on to detail how to calculate exposure at default under the SA-CCR and to summarise specific FX considerations with regards to SA-CCR.

Minute 3 – Operational resilience

Kate Sumpter and John Budd from Allen & Overy LLP discussed the operational resilience requirements to which firms are subject, including Principle 3 of the FCA’s Principles for Businesses, rules in SYSC (Senior Management Arrangements, Systems and Controls), and Principles 32 and 33 of the FX Global Code and new rules published by the PRA and FCA in March 2021 which supplement existing operational resilience requirements. Both outlined the firms in scope of the rules including clarification from the FCA on the applicability to third country branches.

John and Kate went on to summarise the steps required of firms under the new regime, including the need to identify important business services, setting impact tolerance and to carry out scenario testing. Furthermore, John and Kate outlined key definitions, including the FCA’s definition of client and the implications this has on FX activity.

Minute 4 - Any other business

Dates for the 2022 FXJSC meetings will be announced in due course.

Attendees

Sharon Blackman (Chair) - Citigroup

Jonathan Grant (Secretary) - Bank of England

Simon Goldsworthy - Deutsche Bank

David Harris - Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Tamsin Rolls - JP Morgan

Baljit Saini - NatWest

Rakesh Shah - Standard Chartered

Simon Helm - TP ICAP

Nasia Pachiti Pallikaropoulou – Barclays

Diane Bouwmeester – London Stock Exchange Group

Gaynor Wood – CLS

Harkamal Atwal – HSBC

FXJSC Legal Sub-Committee Secretariat

Zara Coe – Bank of England

Matthew Hartley – Bank of England

Jeremy Pitblado – Bank of England

Guest attendees

Ferdisha Snagg - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Kate Sumpter– Allen & Overy LLP

John Budd – Allen & Overy LLP

Apologies

Dan Parker - Goldman Sachs

Nimisha Kanabar - Morgan Stanley

Richard Lamb - UBS

Sunil Samani - XTX Markets

Jateen Shah - Bank of America

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