Leverage Requirements Return (LRR) 2023

Document Properties

  • Type of Publication: Reporting Manual
  • Audiences: Banks / BHC / T&L
  • Date: May 2021

PURPOSE

This return provides the leverage ratio of the reporting institution, as well as details of the calculation.

STATUTORY

Section 628 of the Bank Act and Section 495 of the Trust and Loan Companies Act.

APPLICATION

This return applies to all banks, bank holding companies trust and loan companies and cooperative retail associations, collectively referred to as institutions. This includes institutions that are subsidiaries of federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs). Foreign bank branches and Small and medium-sized deposit-taking institutions (SMSBs)Footnote 1 which fall into Category III, as defined in OSFI's SMSB Capital and Liquidity Requirements Guideline,Footnote 2 are not required to complete this return.

PUBLICATION

Certain information from this return is available on a total and institution-by-institution basis on the OSFI website at www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca.

FREQUENCY

Institutions with fiscal year-ends of October – Quarterly – January, April, July and October
Institutions with fiscal year-ends of December– Quarterly – March, June, September and December

CONTACT PERSON

Provide name and phone number of the person to contact at your FRFI regarding any questions about this return.

REPORTING DATES

The return must be completed on a quarterly fiscal basis and filed within 30 days of fiscal quarter end.

CONTACT AGENCY

OSFI

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

The LRR is to be completed using the methodologies and calculations described in OSFI's Leverage Requirements Guideline (the "guideline"). The purpose of these instructions is to ease completion of the return by referencing its components to the applicable paragraph(s) of the guideline. In addition to guideline references, these instructions provide supplementary explanation for selected sections or cells in the return. Further guidance is provided through cross-referencing formulas in the return itself.

Generally, the LRR must be completed by all banks, bank holding companies, cooperative retail associations and federally regulated trust and loan companies. These OSFI-regulated entities are collectively referred to herein as institutions. The LRR is not applicable to Category III SMSBs, as defined in OSFI's SMSB Capital and Liquidity Requirements Guideline.Footnote 3

The shaded cells are totals or sub-totals. Although these cells are the result of arithmetic operations they must be populated by the institution as the return does not contain any built-in formulas.

Scope of Reporting Entity

Exposures and capital measures are to be reported on a group-wide basis for all entities which are consolidated by the institution for leverage requirement purposes as described in the guideline.

Calculation versus Reporting Detail

The two sections in this return are designed to provide the overall calculation of the Leverage Ratio (LR) as well as certain breakdowns regarding key components. In the case of derivatives exposures reported in Section 2, institutions must prepare more detailed breakdowns and calculations in order to derive the summary data required by the return. As a result, the reported figures will not necessarily be sufficiently detailed to enable a precise replication of the calculation.

LEVERAGE REQUIREMENTS

Section 1 – Leverage Ratio Calculation

1. On-balance sheet items

All on-balance sheet items should be reported net of individual or collective allowances. The following table provides a description of each data point address (DPA).

DPADescriptionInstructionsLR para
reference
1101On balance sheet assets for purposes of the Leverage Ratio – Accounting balance sheet valueTotal on balance sheet assets based on the regulatory scope of consolidation. Amounts should be net of specific or general provisions or accounting valuation adjustments (e.g. accounting credit valuation adjustments).24
1108On balance sheet assets for purposes of the Leverage Ratio – Gross valueTotal on balance sheet assets based on the regulatory scope of consolidation assuming no accounting netting or credit risk mitigation effects (i.e. gross values).24
1102Derivatives – Accounting balance sheet valuePositive fair values of derivatives reported on a net basis (i.e. reflecting the effect of netting agreements and credit risk mitigation when permitted under IFRS.)37-38
1109Derivatives – Gross valuePositive fair values of derivatives reported on a gross basis (i.e., not reflecting the effect of netting agreements and credit risk mitigation where permitted under IFRS.)37-38
1103Securities financing transactions – Accounting balance sheet valueOn balance sheet amount related to securities financing transactions. This amount should be reported net of individual or collective allowances and include the effects of netting agreements and credit risk mitigation only as per IFRS.53
1110Securities financing transactions – Gross valueOn balance sheet amount related to securities financing transactions with no recognition of accounting netting of (cash) payables against (cash) receivables.53
1112Receivables for cash variation margin provided in derivatives transactions – Gross valueThe receivables for eligible cash variation margin provided in derivatives transactions if the institution is required under IFRS to recognise these receivables as an asset. The amount reported must also be included in on balance sheet assets for purposes of the Leverage Ratio (DPA 1108).37-38
1113Exempted CCP leg of client-cleared trade exposures (initial margin) – Gross valueThe initial margin portion of exempted trade exposures to a QCCP from client-cleared derivatives transactions, where the institution acting as clearing member is not obligated to reimburse the client for any losses suffered due to changes in the value of its transactions in the event that the QCCP defaults. The amount reported must also be included in on balance sheet assets for purposes of the Leverage Ratio (DPA 1108).39
1114Securities received in a SFT that are recognized as an asset – Gross valueSecurities received in a SFT that are recognised as an asset under IFRS and therefore included in on balance sheet assets for purposes of the Leverage Ratio (DPA 1108).53
1104
1115
Asset amounts deducted in determining Basel III "all-in" Tier 1 capitalRegulatory adjustments to Common Equity Tier 1 and Additional Tier 1 capital on an all-in basis. This amount should equal the sum of DPAs 1517, 1533, 1537, 1546, 1550, and 1565 on the BCAR reporting form. Deductions should be reported as a positive amount.26
1106
1117
Securitized assets meeting SRT criteriaGross amounts for securitized assets meeting operational requirements for the recognition of risk transference (SRT criteria) as set out in paragraph 29 of Chapter 6 of the CAR Guideline. 34
1107On-balance sheet assets - excluding derivatives and SFTs - Accounting Balance sheet valueThe amount of on balance sheet assets excluding the amounts related to derivatives and SFTs. This amount should equal DPA 1101-1102-1103-1104+1106.24
1118On-balance sheet assets - excluding derivatives and SFTs - Gross valueThe gross value of on balance sheet assets excluding the amounts related to derivatives and SFTs. This includes any instrument (including cash) borrowed or lent through an SFT when it is reported on the accounting balance sheet. This amount should equal
DPAs 1108-1109-1110+1111-1112-1113-1114-1115+1117.
24
1119Memo Item: Adjustments for SFT sales accounting transactionsThe value of securities lent in a SFT that are derecognised due to a sales accounting transaction.56

2. Derivatives exposure

Subsection 1.2 includes a summary of the amounts reported on Section 2 of the LRR. The following table provides a description of each DPA.

DPADescriptionInstructionsLR para
reference
1201Derivatives not covered by an eligible bilateral netting contractTotal derivatives exposure for derivative transactions that are not subject to an eligible bilateral netting contract. This amount should equal the amount reported in DPA 2110 in Section 2.37
1202Derivatives covered by an eligible bilateral netting contractTotal derivatives exposure for derivative transactions that are subject to an eligible bilateral netting contract. This amount should equal the amount reported in DPA 2129 in Section 2.37
1203RC of exempted leg of client-cleared trade exposureThe replacement cost portion of exempted trade exposures to a QCCP from client-cleared derivatives transactions, where the institution acting as clearing member is not obligated to reimburse the client for any losses suffered due to changes in the value of its transactions in the event that the QCCP defaults.39
1204PFE of exempted leg of client-cleared trade exposurePotential future exposure associated with exempted CCP leg of client-cleared trade exposures assuming no netting or CRM.39
1205PlaceholderThis is a placeholder for future use; "0" should be entered in this cell unless otherwise instructed by OSFI.
1206Net notional exposure for written credit derivativesThe net notional exposure for written credit derivatives. This amount should equal the amount reported in DPA 2224 in Section 2.42-50
1207Total Derivative ExposuresTotal Derivatives Exposures for purposes of the LR. This amount should equal DPAs 1201+1202-1203-1204+1205+1206.37-50

3. Securities Financing Transactions (SFT)

SFT exposures are to be reported in subsection 1.3. The following table provides a description of each DPA.

DPADescriptionInstructionsLR para
reference
1301SFT agent transactions – Notional AmountThe notional amount of SFT transactions where the institution acts as an agent and provides an indemnity against credit risk.57-60
1311SFT agent transactions – Counterparty exposureThe counterparty exposure measure of eligible SFT agent transactions where the institution provides an indemnity for credit risk. As noted in the guideline, the determination of PFE for SFTs under the risk-based capital ratios requires the institution to apply haircuts to the value of securities and for foreign exchange risk. Since counterparty risk for SFTs for leverage ratio purposes is determined solely by the current exposure portion of the formula, no haircuts are needed in the leverage ratio calculation.57-60
1303All other SFTs (after adjusting for sale accounting transactions) – Accounting balance sheet valueThe balance sheet value of SFTs other than SFT agent transactions. This amount should be reported net of specific provisions and valuation adjustments and include the effects of netting agreements and credit risk mitigation only as permitted under IFRS. SFT traded OTC, on an exchange and through a CCP should all be included.56
1305All other SFTs (after adjusting for sale accounting transactions) – Gross valueThe gross value of SFTs other than SFT agent transactions. This amount should be reported with no recognition of accounting netting of (cash) payables against (cash) receivables. SFT traded OTC, on an exchange and through a CCP should all be included.56
1307All other SFTs (after adjusting for sale accounting transactions) – Adjusted Gross SFT assetsThe adjusted gross SFT assets of all SFTs other than SFT agent transactions. Cash payables and cash receivables may be measure net if the criteria in the guideline are met.56
1312All other SFTs (after adjusting for sale accounting transactions) – Counterparty exposureThe counterparty credit risk exposure of all SFTs other than SFT agent transactions. Netting is permitted as outlined in the guideline. As noted in the guideline, the determination of PFE for SFTs under the risk-based capital ratios requires the institution to apply haircuts to the value of securities and for foreign exchange risk. Since counterparty risk for SFTs for leverage ratio purposes is determined solely by the current exposure portion of the formula, no haircuts are needed in the leverage ratio calculation.54-56
1302
1304
1306
1308
1313
PlaceholderThese are placeholders for future use; "0" should be entered in this cell unless otherwise instructed by OSFI.
1309Total SFT Exposure – adjusted gross SFT assetsTotal adjusted assets for Securities Financing Transactions for purposes of the LR. The amount should equal DPA 1307+1308.53
1314Total SFT Exposure – counterparty exposureTotal counterparty exposure for Securities Financing Transactions for purposes of the LR. This amount should equal DPAs 1311+1312+1313.53
1310Memo Item: SFT exposures to QCCPs from client-cleared transactions – Adjusted Gross SFT assetsThe adjusted gross SFT assets related to exposures to QCCPs from client-cleared SFT transactions, where the institution acting as clearing member is not obligated to reimburse the client for any losses suffered due to changes in the value of its transactions in the event that the QCCP defaults. These exposures must be included in DPA 1307.56
1315Memo Item: SFT exposures to QCCPs from client-cleared transactions – Counterparty exposureThe counterparty credit risk exposure related to exposures to QCCPs from client-cleared SFT transactions, where the institution acting as clearing member is not obligated to reimburse the client for any losses suffered due to changes in the value of its transactions in the event that the QCCP defaults. These exposures must be included in DPA 1312.54-56

4. Off balance sheet items (OBS)

Off balance sheet items should be reported in subsection 1.4. These amounts are converted into LR exposures through the use of credit conversion factors (CCFs) where CCFs are expressed as percentages. Reporting institutions should populate the Notional Amount column and the Exposure after CCF column. The CCF column is protected as CCFs are prescribed in the Guideline. The following table provides a description of each DPA.

DPADescriptionInstructionsLR para
reference
1401
1416
Unconditionally cancellable commitments – Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of commitments that are unconditionally cancellable at any time by the institution without prior notice or that effectively provide for automatic cancellation due to the deterioration in a borrower's creditworthiness.64
1402
1417
Commitments (regardless of the maturity of the underlying facility) - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of commitments (other than securitization liquidity facilities) regardless of the original maturity of the underlying facility. Unfunded mortgage commitments should only be included when the borrower has accepted the commitment extended by the institution and all conditions related to the commitments have been fully satisfied.71
1404
1419
Eligible servicer cash advance facilities - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of eligible undrawn servicer cash advances or facilities that are unconditionally cancellable without prior notice as defined in paragraph 47 of Chapter 6 of the CAR Guideline.74
1405
1420
Securitization liquidity facilities (externally rated) - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of liquidity facilities as defined in paragraph 47 of Chapter 6 of the CAR Guideline.74
1432
1433
Undrawn securitization commitments to fund acquisition of assetsThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of undrawn securitization commitments to fund acquisition of assets, as defined in paragraph 47 of Chapter 6 of the CAR Guideline.74
1406
1421
Other off balance sheet securitization exposures - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of all other off balance sheet securitization exposures as defined in paragraph 47 of Chapter 6 of the CAR Guideline.74
1407
1422
Direct credit substitutes - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of direct credit substitutes (e.g. general guarantees of indebtedness (including standby letters of credit serving as financial guarantees for loans and securities) and acceptances (including endorsements with the character of acceptances). SFT agent transactions should not be reported as direct credit substitutes. Instead they should be reported in DPAs 1301 and 1311.65
1408
1423
Forward asset purchases - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of forward assets purchases defined as a commitment to purchase a loan, security, or other asset at a specified future date, usually on prearranged terms.66
1409
1424
Forward forward deposits - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of forward/forward deposits defined as an agreement between two parties whereby one will pay and the other receive an agreed rate of interest on a deposit to be placed by one party with the other at some pre-determined date in the future.66
1410
1425
Partly paid shares and securities - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of partly paid shares and securities defined as transactions where only a part of the issue or notional face value of a security purchased has been subscribed and the issuer may call for the outstanding balance (or a further installment), either on a date pre-determined at the time of the issue or at an unspecified future date.66
1411
1426
Transaction-related contingent items - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of Transaction-related contingencies defined as guarantees that support particular performance of non-financial or commercial contracts or undertakings, rather than supporting customers' general financial obligations.68
1412
1427
Note issuance facilities (NIFs) and revolving underwriting facilities (RUFs) - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of NIFs and RUFs which are arrangements whereby a borrower may issue short-term notes, typically three to six months in maturity, up to a prescribed limit over an extended period of time, commonly by means of repeated offerings to a tender panel.69
1413
1428
Short-term self-liquidating trade letters of credit - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of short-term self-liquidating trade-related items such as commercial and documentary letters of credit issued by the institution that are, or will be, collateralized by the institution.70
1414
1429
Unsettled financial asset purchases - Notional Amount and Exposure after CCFThe notional amount, and exposure after CCF, of unsettled financial asset purchases (i.e., the commitment to pay) where regular-way unsettled trades are accounted for at settlement date.67
1415Total off balance sheet exposures – Notional AmountThe notional amount of all off balance sheet exposures. This amount should equal DPAs 1401+1402+1404+1405+1406+1407+1408+1409+1410+1411+1412+1413+1414.
1431Total off balance sheet exposures – Exposure after CCFThe amount of all off balance sheet exposures after applying the applicable CCF. This amount should equal DPAs 1416+1417+1419+1420+1421+1422+1423+1424+1425+1426+1427+1428+1429.

5. Leverage Ratio and TLAC Leverage Ratio

The actual LR and its components are reported in Subsection 1.5. The institution's authorized LR as prescribed by OSFI should also be reported here.

DPADescriptionInstructionsLR para
reference
1501Total ExposuresEnd-of-quarter total exposures for purposes of the Leverage Ratio. This amount should equal DPAs 1118+1207+1309+1314+1431.20
1502Tier 1 CapitalEnd-of quarter Tier 1 capital of the institution measured on an all-in basis. This amount should equal DPA 1003 on the BCAR reporting form.17
1503Leverage Ratio (%)The ratio of Tier 1 capital to Total Exposures based on end-of-quarter amounts. The LR should be reported to five decimal places. This amount should equal DPAs 1502÷1501×100.5
1509LR DSIB buffer (%)The Leverage Ratio DSIB buffer will be set at 50% of a DSIB's higher-loss absorbency risk-weighted requirements.12-16
1504Authorized Leverage Ratio (%)The authorized leverage ratio prescribed by OSFI for the institution.6
1508Target Leverage Ratio (%)The institution's internal target leverage ratio.
1505TLAC AvailableEnd-of-quarter TLAC Available of the institution. This amount should equal DPA 1195 on the BCAR reporting form.
1506TLAC Leverage Ratio (%)The ratio of TLAC Available to Total Exposures based on end-of-quarter amounts. The TLAC Leverage Ratio should be reported to five decimal places. This amount should equal DPAs 1505 ÷1501×100.
1507Minimum TLAC Leverage
Ratio (%)
This is equal to 6.75% as set out in OSFI's TLAC Guideline.

6. Reconciliation to the accounting balance sheet

Subsection 1.6 includes a reconciliation of the amounts reported on the accounting balance sheet and the amounts reported for leverage requirements purposes.

DPADescriptionInstructionsLR para
reference
1601On balance sheet assets as per consolidated balance sheet for accounting purposesTotal on balance sheet assets of the consolidated entity reported for accounting purposes. All on-balance sheet amounts should be net of individual or collective allowances.3
1602Assets related to deconsolidated subsidiariesTotal on balance sheet assets of subsidiaries that are deconsolidated for regulatory reporting purposes. 3
1603Investments in deconsolidated subsidiariesThe carrying value of the investments, typically accounted for under the equity method, in deconsolidated subsidiaries. 3
1604Balances due from deconsolidated subsidiariesBalances due from deconsolidated subsidiaries.3
1605PlaceholderThis is a placeholder for future use; "0" should be entered in this cell unless otherwise instructed by OSFI.
1606On balance sheet assets for purposes of the leverage ratio – Accounting valueTotal on balance sheet assets based on the regulatory scope of consolidation. This amount should equal DPAs 1601-1602+1603+1604+1605.3

Section 2 - Derivatives exposure calculation

1. Financial and credit derivatives

Subsection 2.1 is broken down in two panels. Panel A) covers derivatives not subject to an eligible netting contract whereas panel B) covers derivatives subject to an eligible netting contract.

Replacement cost, notional amounts and add-on amounts for credit derivatives and financial derivatives are reported in two distinct columns. Financial derivatives include Interest rate contracts, foreign exchange rate contracts, equity-linked contracts, precious metals, and other commodity contracts. Credit and financial derivative types are described in the following table:

Product TypeDescription
Credit derivative contractsCredit derivative contracts include total return swaps, credit default swaps and credit-linked notes.
Interest rate contractsInterest rate contracts include single currency interest rate swaps, basis swaps, forward rate agreements and products with similar characteristics, interest rate futures, and interest rate options purchased.
Foreign exchange rate contractsForeign exchange rate contracts include gold contracts, cross-currency swaps, cross-currency interest rate swaps, outright forward foreign exchange contracts, currency futures and currency options purchased.
Equity-linked contractsEquity-linked contracts include futures, forwards, swaps, purchased options, and similar contracts based on both individual equities as well as on equity indices.
Other commodity contractsOther commodity contracts include futures, forwards, swaps, purchased options, similar derivatives contracts based on precious metals, energy contracts, agricultural contracts, base metals (e.g. aluminum, copper and zinc) and other non-precious metal commodity contracts.
Other ContractsOther contracts (e.g. weather derivatives) includes futures, forwards, swaps, purchased options, similar derivatives contracts based on other underlying exposures.
Single derivative exposure not covered by an eligible netting contract

Replacement costs, where contracts have individual positive values, are reported in DPAs 2101 and 2104. Total contracts (DPA 2107) should equal the sum of gross reported amounts in DPAs 2101 and 2104.

For all product types, notional amounts should be reported in DPAs 2102 and 2105 and should include all single derivative contracts including contracts with a negative replacement cost.

The PFE is obtained according to section 7.1.7 of Chapter 7 of the Capital Adequacy Requirements (CAR) Guideline The PFE calculation for credit derivatives is broken-down in subsection 2.2 where the total of add-ons for protection bought, DPA 2205 and sold, DPA 2210 is then carried back to DPA 2103.

Single derivative exposure (DPA 2110) equals the alpha of 1.4 multiplied by the sum of Replacement cost – Total Contracts and PFE – Total Contracts i.e. 1.4*(DPA 2107+2109). This amount is then carried back to subsection 1.2, DPA 1201.

Derivative exposure covered by an eligible netting contract

Replacement cost in is calculated according to section 7.1.7.1 of chapter 7 of the CAR Guideline. Replacement cost for derivatives covered by an eligible master netting agreement should be reported in DPAs 2130 for credit derivatives and 2131 for financial derivatives.

Notional amounts of derivative exposure covered by an eligible netting contract should be reported in DPAs 2114 for credit derivatives and in DPA 2119 for financial derivatives. The notional amounts are used to calculate the AGross input of the net add-on formula.

The PFE is calculated according to section 7.1.7.2 of chapter 7 of the CAR Guideline and reported in DPAs 2115 and 2120. The PFE calculation for credit derivatives is detailed in subsection 2.2 with the resulting add-on amount reported in DPA 2115. DPA 2115 should equal the sum of DPAs 2215 and 2220.

The PFE for all contracts reported in DPA 2127 is the sum of the PFE for credit derivatives and financial derivatives found in DPAs 2115 and 2120 respectively.

Exposure for netted derivatives (DPA 2129) equals the alpha of 1.4 multiplied by the sum of the replacement costs and the PFE i.e. 1.4*(DPA 2125+2127). This amount is then carried back to subsection 1.2, DPA 1202.

2. Additional information and treatment for credit derivatives

Add-on calculation for all credit derivatives

Panel A breaks down the PFE calculations for single and netted credit derivatives. Total PFE for single derivatives is the sum of the total add-on for Protection Buyer, DPAs 2205 and Protection Seller, DPA 2210. The same applies to Derivatives eligible for netting i.e. DPAs 2215 and 2220. Total PFE for single derivatives and total PFE for derivatives eligible for netting should be carried back to DPAs 2103 & 2115 respectively.

To avoid overstating the exposure measure for credit derivatives, institutions may choose to deduct from the PFE the individual PFE amounts relating to written credit derivatives which are not already offset and whose notional amount is included in the LR exposure measure. Institutions should reflect this adjustment directly in panel A.

Cash instrument equivalency

The effective notional amounts referenced by written credit derivatives are reported in DPA 2221. Net Notional exposure for written credit derivative is the result of Total written credit derivative – notional minus the eligible offsets of DPAs 2222 & 2223. Any negative change in fair value amount that has been incorporated in the calculation of Tier 1 capital with respect to written credit derivatives may be offset against the notional amount for written credit derivative. The offset should be reported in DPA 2222. The effective notional amount of a purchased credit derivative on the same reference name may further reduce the notional amount; these amounts should be reported in DPA 2223. Further guidance is provided in paragraphs 26-30 of the Guideline. DPA 2224 is carried back to subsection 1.2, DPA 1206.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

SMSBs are banks (including federal credit unions), bank holding companies, federally regulated trust companies, and federally regulated loan companies that have not been designated by OSFI as domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs). This includes subsidiaries of SMSBs or D-SIBs that are banks (including federal credit unions), federally regulated trust companies or federally regulated loan companies.

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Footnote 2

SMSB Capital and Liquidity Guideline.

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Footnote 3

SMSB Capital and Liquidity Guideline.

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