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Past version: effective from 21/10/2015 - 20/10/2015
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1. An application for a global liquidity concession pursuant to Rule 9.3.2 should include at least the following:
a. a clear description of the home supervisor's requirements for managing, monitoring and controlling liquidity risk;
b. a clear description of the systems and controls used by the head office to ensure the adequacy of the Branch's liquidity;
c. a written assurance from the Authorised Person's head office that it will:
i. ensure that adequate liquidity is available at all times to support the Branch;
ii. notify the Regulator, at the same time as it notifies its home supervisor, of any material issues concerning its Exposure to Liquidity Risk and issues in relation to its compliance with applicable liquidity limits, including its liquidity coverage ratio; and
iii. in the event of a liquidity crisis, provide the Regulator with all relevant information on the whole Authorised Person's liquidity, and a list of any known constraints on the head office, legal or otherwise, providing the Branch with liquidity.
d. a notification from the Authorised Person's home supervisor:
i. expressing no objection to the Branch obtaining the Regulator's liquidity concession or acknowledging the Branch application to the Regulator for a global liquidity concession; and
ii. providing information about, and confirming, the quality of Liquidity Risk systems and controls and the liquidity Exposures at the Authorised Person's head office.
2. Under Rule A9.1.1(2)(b), the Regulator will consider liquidity transfer restrictions (e.g. ring-fencing measures, non-convertibility of local currency, foreign exchange controls) imposed under applicable laws, regulations or supervisory requirements in jurisdictions in which a banking group operates which affect the availability of liquidity by inhibiting the transfer of HQLA and fund flows within the Group.