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PIB A2.1.12

(1) If an internal hedge meets the criteria specified in (2), an Authorised Firm may include it in the Trading Book without prejudice to the Capital Requirement application to the Non-Trading Book "leg" of the internal hedge.
(2) Positions arising from internal hedges are eligible for Trading Book capital treatment, provided that they meet the criteria for trading intent specified in PIB Rule A2.1.5 and the following criteria on prudent valuation:
(a) the internal hedge is not primarily intended to avoid or reduce Capital Requirements which the Authorised Firm would be otherwise required to maintain;
(b) the internal hedge is properly documented and subject to specific internal approval and audit procedures;
(c) the internal hedge is dealt with at market conditions;
(d) the bulk of the Market Risk which is generated by the internal hedge is dynamically managed in the Trading Book within the limits approved by senior management; and
(e) the internal hedge is carefully monitored with adequate procedures.
(3) Where an Authorised Firm hedges a Non-Trading BookExposure using a Credit Derivative booked in the Trading Book, the Non-Trading BookExposure is not deemed to be hedged for the purpose of calculating its regulatory Capital Requirement, unless the Authorised Firm purchases from an eligible protection provider a Credit Derivative which complies with the requirements and meets the guidelines set out in the relevant section of PIB chapter 4. Where eligible credit protection is purchased and is recognised as a hedge of the Non-Trading BookExposure for the purpose of calculating its regulatory Capital Requirement, the Authorised Firm may exclude both the internal and external Credit Derivative hedge from the Trading Book for the purpose of calculating its regulatory Capital Requirement for the period of the hedge.
Derived from RM111/2012 (Made 15th October 2012). [VER20/12-12]