FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the EBA Consultation Paper on the Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on Pillar 2 add-ons for investment firms under Article 40(6) of Directive (EU) 2019/2034. FIA EPTA is concerned about the fact that art. 4(2) of the draft Delegated Regulation effectively creates a floor with respect to the additional Pillar 2 requirements. This is the result of the fact that the additional own funds requirements as calculated in art. 4(1) are to express both (1) as an absolute amount, as well as (2) as the ratio of that amount to own funds requirements. The second paragraph of art. 4(2) subsequently states that where the level of the own funds requirements varies, the level of additional own fund requirements shall always be the highest of the absolute amount and the amount necessary to satisfy the ratio.
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