Authorised Firm must have a documented Contingency Funding Plan (CFP) that sets out clearly its strategies for addressing liquidity shortfalls in emergency situations.
Authorised Firm must ensure that its CFP is in writing and is approved by its Governing Body.
(3) The CFP must be commensurate with an
Authorised Firm's complexity, risk profile and scope of operations and its role in the financial systems in which it operates.
(4) The CFP must:
(a) list the events or circumstances that will lead the
Authorised Firm to put any part of the plan into action;
(b) set out available potential contingency funding sources and the amount of funds an
Authorised Firm estimates can be derived from these sources;
(c) estimate the lead time needed to tap additional funds from each of the contingency sources;
(d) set out the extent to which the plan relies upon:
(i) asset sales, using assets as
Collateral on secured funding (including repurchase agreements), securitising its assets or otherwise reducing its assets;
(ii) modifying the structure of, or increasing, its liabilities; and
(iii) the use of committed facilities; and
(e) contain clear administrative policies and procedures that will enable the
Authorised Firm to manage the implementation of the plan, including:
(i) the roles and responsibilities of senior management, including who has the authority to invoke the CFP;
(ii) the names, location and contact details of members of the team responsible for implementing the plan;
(iii) the details of who is responsible for contact with the
Authorised Firm's head office (if appropriate), analysts, investors, external auditors, media, significant customers, regulators and others; and
(iv) the mechanisms that enable senior management and the
Governing Body to receive relevant, accurate, comprehensive, timely and reliable management information.