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Public Regulatory Disclosures
Algebris Investments (UK) LLP
In 2006, the Basel II capital accord revised the existing regulatory capital framework to make it more sensitive to the risk management practices of modern banks and investment firms. The European Union implemented these provisions via the Capital Requirements Directive (‘CRD’), which consists of a three pillar framework:
• Pillar 1 – sets out the minimum capital requirements firms will be required to hold in order to meet credit, market and operational risk.
• Pillar 2 – firms and supervisors have to take a view on whether a firm should hold additional capital against risks not covered in Pillar 1 and must take action accordingly.
• Pillar 3 – aims to improve market discipline by requiring firms to publish certain details of their risks, capital and risk management.
The United Kingdom financial regulatory body, the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) has incorporated the new framework into its existing rules and guidance through the General Prudential Sourcebook (‘GENPRU’) and the Prudential Sourcebook for Banks, Building Societies and Investment Firms (‘BIPRU’).
• BIPRU 11 relates specifically the Pillar 3 disclosure requirements affecting firms subject to the CRD. This document discloses those requirements, as laid out in BIPRU 11.5, detailed below:
• BIPRU 11.5.1R – the risk management objectives and policies for each separate risk referred to under BIPRU 11.5.1R to 11.5.17.
• BIPRU 11.5.2R – the scope of application of directive requirements.
• BIPRU 11.5.3R – information regarding capital resources.
• BIPRU 11.5.4R – information regarding compliance with the BIPRU rules and the overall Pillar 2 rule.
• BIPRU 11.5.12R – regarding disclosures relating to market risk.
Information which is regarded as proprietary or confidential, or immaterial, is not included. Information should be considered as material if its omission or misstatement could change or influence the assessment or decision of a user relying on it to make economic decisions. Proprietary or confidential information could include information which, if shared with competitors, would render a firm’s investments less valuable or if the information comprises obligations to customers or other counterparty relationships binding a firm to confidentiality.
Scope of application of directive requirements
The Pillar 3 disclosures set out in this document pertain to Algebris Investments (UK) LLP (‘the firm’), an FCA registered limited licence BIPRU investment firm.
The firm is a subsidiary of Algebris Investments Limited (‘Algebris LTD’), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Algebris Investments Luxembourg SARL, neither of which are regulated.
Following the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) on 22 July 2013, Algebris, taking advantage of the AIFMD’s transitional arrangements, has applied for and been approved by the FCA as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (“AIFM”). Algebris has been in Compliance with all AIFMD requirements since 22 July 2013. This means that, in addition to having to meet regulatory capital requirements based upon the retention of sufficient regulatory capital to meet an expenditure based requirement, Algebris is also subject to a capital requirement based upon its Assets Under Management. Although, as an AIFM, Algebris is subject to the capital requirements of the AIFMD, it continues to be categorised as a BIPRU Firm and is still subject to the Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements.
For the purposes of the CRD, the firm is neither consolidated nor deducted from Algebris LTD as per BIPRU 8.5.
There are no current or foreseen material practical or legal impediments to prompt the transfer of capital resources or repayment of liabilities between the parent undertaking and its subsidiary undertakings. The firm’s capital resources are in excess of the required minimum and it is not affected by a solo consolidation waiver.
Risk management objectives and policies
The firm is governed by its Members who determine its business strategy and risk appetite. They are also responsible for establishing and maintaining the firm’s governance arrangements, along with designing and implementing a risk management framework that takes into account the risks that the firm is likely to meet. The firm also addresses how these risks should be mitigated and managed.
BIPRU 11.5.4-17 lists several risk categories for which the risk strategy must be disclosed. From those listed, the firm has identified credit, market and operational risks as currently applicable to its business. All risks identified are reviewed regularly as part of the firm’s internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP). Any perceived changes to these risks are acted upon promptly.
The firm is exposed to credit risk through its cash deposits, trade debtors, intercompany balances prepayments, amounts due from member’s, and the Firm’s monthly management fees.
The firm will hold all cash with banks with whom the firm has strong, well-established relationships and who typically have a minimum Moody’s or S&P rating of investment grade. It does not have any external investments.
The firm uses the standardised approach to calculating credit risk exposures, i.e. 8% of the risk weighted credit exposure. Under this approach the firm calculated its total credit risk to be £488,740.
Market risk is limited only to foreign exchange risk arising from a currency mismatch between the firm’s management fees and functional currency. The management fee is converted to Sterling immediately upon receipt, limiting the exposure to less than three weeks. As the currencies involved are highly liquid (Sterling, Dollar and Euro), and the potential fluctuations relatively small, the firm does not believe it is necessary to hedge this exposure.
The firm uses the standardised approach to calculating market risk exposures, i.e. 8% of the risk weighted market exposure. Under this approach the firm calculates its total market risk to be £787,620.
The firm has in place a companywide risk management framework which outlines responsibilities and escalation procedures for the identification and management of risks, as outlined in the risk policy. As part of this risk management framework, the firm explicitly considers whether each identified key operational risk should be ‘taken’ (i.e. accepted with no changes to business processes and controls)’, ‘treated’ (i.e. its impact or likelihood of occurrence reduced by improvements in the control environment) or ‘transferred’ (i.e. insured). The responsibility for ensuring that operational risk management is performed in line with this ‘take, treat or transfer’ approach rests with the Board of the firm.
The driver of the Pillar II capital is operational risk. The Operational Risk has been calculated using the Standardised Approach, as per, BIPRU 6.4. The firm has calculated that its Pillar II Operational Risk is £569,283.
Fixed Overhead Requirement
The Firm has determined the Fixed Overhead Requirement (FOR) to be £1,591,066. The Firm has determined that the actual costs associated with a wind down to be £638,489, which is less than those determined in the FOR calculation.
The total value of tier 1 capital resources as at 31 December 2015 was £4,678,002. £530,076 of upper tier 3 capital was held. The Firm’s total capital resources were therefore £5,208,078 as at 31 December 2015. There were no deductions relating to material holdings in financial institutions.
The Pillar I Requirement
The Firm’s base capital requirement is €50,000. The Firm bases its Pillar I capital requirements as the fixed overhead requirement, as this amount is higher than both the sum of the credit risk and market risk, and the base capital requirement. The firm’s total Pillar I liquid capital requirement is therefore £1,591,066.
The Pillar II Requirement
The firm has calculated that £569,283 of capital should be held against Pillar II Operational Risks.
Total Capital Requirement
The Firm bases its Total Capital Requirement calculation on the Pillar I Plus approach. The sum of the individual Pillar I and Pillar II Capital Requirements is £2,160,349. This is greater than the cost of a wind down, and thus reflects the Firm’s Total Capital Requirements.
The Firm holds £3,047,729 of surplus Capital.
UK Stewardship Code Disclosure Statement
Under COBS 2.2 of the FCA Handbook, all FCA authorised firms are required to make a public disclosure in relation to the nature of their commitment to the above Code (“the Code”), which was published by the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) in July 2010.
The Code aims to enhance the quality of engagement between institutional investors and the companies they invest in with the intention of improving long term returns for shareholders and the efficient exercise of governance responsibilities. The FRC recognises that not all parts of the Code will be relevant to all institutional investors and that smaller institutions may judge some of the principles and guidance to be disproportionate. Firms may either comply with the Code or choose not to comply with certain aspects of the Code, in which case an explanation of non compliance is required. If a firm does not commit to the Code, it must state, in general terms, its alternative investment strategy.
On behalf of the funds that it manages, the Firm invests in securities issued in, but not limited to the entirety of the European Union. The Code is therefore applicable only to some aspects of the firm’s trading (UK equities), but this represents just a small proportion of the firm’s business. At times, the funds may hold no UK equities. Although the firm supports the Code’s objectives, the firm has taken the decision not to commit to the specific principles of the Code.
The Firm invests in various asset classes and jurisdictions globally. The current policy of the Firm in engaging with issuers and their management is determined by the Chief Investment Officer and the investment team. The Firm takes a consistent approach to engaging with the issuers and their management in all the jurisdictions the Firm invests in. It is therefore not deemed appropriate to comply with any voluntary codes of practice in individual jurisdictions.
FCA Remuneration Code (the “Code”)
The Firm is a proportionality level three firm, as described in the FCA’s General Guidance on Proportionality dated September 2012, for the purpose of the Code. The other entities within the UK consolidation group of which the firm is a member are not considered relevant for the purpose of the disclosure requirements of BIPRU 11.5.18R in view of the limited nature of their activities (they are however subject to the Code’s provisions). This disclosure relates to the 12 month period ended 31 December 2015.
The remuneration policy is the responsibility of the Firm’s Board. The Board oversees the remuneration governance framework and ensure that remuneration arrangements are consistent with, and promote, effective risk management (the agency nature of the business of the firm does not place its balance sheet directly at risk).
The Board considers remuneration in the context of a wider agenda including retention, recruitment, motivation and talent development and the external market environment. The Board also receives updates on regulatory developments and general remuneration issues, as well as market and benchmarking data.
The Board sets and monitors the remuneration policy standards and monitors compliance with them. The amount and composition of the total remuneration paid is determined under this policy.
Information on the link between pay and performance
The various components of total remuneration (which comprise base salary, variable bonus and benefits) are considered and are balanced appropriately having regard to the role fulfilled by each particular individual.
Firm and individual performance are the significant contributors to the determination of variable bonus awards. The principal objective in determining variable bonus awards is to reward individual performance whilst ensuring that such payments are warranted given business results. In this context performance can include financial and non-financial measures, risk measures and other relevant factors. There is a focus on differentiation so that any rewards are determined according to the contribution of individuals. Bonus pools and individual awards are subject to the governance of the Board and it is possible that in any year no variable bonus will be awarded.
There are deferral arrangements in place the purpose of which is to support a performance culture where employees recognise the importance of sustainable (and sustained) firm and individual performance. The payment of a significant proportion of the performance award for those in receipt of a variable compensation award above a level set at the discretion of the Board may be required to be deferred and the sum involved invested in funds managed by the firm which vest at a future point in time. This arrangement encourages sound risk management whilst aligning the longer-term interests of participants with those of investors.
Quantitative information on remuneration
The Firm considers that it has a single business area (investment management). The aggregate remuneration of the individuals engaged in this business area for the period was £6,554,149, which is comprised of 31 individuals. This includes the aggregate remuneration of £6,160,329 of its Remuneration Code Staff, which is comprised of 16 individuals each of whom performs a significant influence function. The latter figure includes the aggregate remuneration of individuals who ceased to become Remuneration Code Staff during the year to 31 December 2015.