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  • Transactions in Derivatives

    • CIR 10.5.5 CIR 10.5.5

      (1) The total exposure of a Public Fund to Derivatives may not exceed the net asset value of the Fund Property.
      (2) The Fund Manager's systems and controls must include adequate risk management processes which enable it to monitor and measure as frequently as appropriate the risk of a Fund's Derivative positions and their contribution to the overall risk profile of the Fund.
      Derived from RM72/2010 (Made 11th July 2010). [VER13/07-10]

      • CIR 10.5.5 Guidance

        1. There are additional requirements relating to liquidity risk management, including liquidity risks resulting from the use of certain classes of assets (such as Derivatives) giving rise to credit or counterparty exposure in Open-ended Domestic Funds (see CIR Rule 8.6A.1(2)).
        2. An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) which is a 'synthetic ETF' (see Guidance items 11–14 under CIR Rule 13.9.6 for descriptions of different types of synthetic ETFs) would use Derivatives, such as a total return swap, to replicate the performance of the specified index or other benchmark it tracks. The Prospectus of a synthetic ETF is required to include details relating to counterparty and collateral-related risks associated with the use of synthetic replication of the performance of the relevant underlying index or benchmark through the use of Derivatives (see CIR Rule 14.4.8(i)).
        Derived from DFSA RM218/2018 (Made 22nd February 2018) [VER23/12-18]