Legislative Proposal for an EU Framework for Simple, Transparent and Standardized Securitization

On September 30, 2015 the European Commission (EC) published a legislative proposal for an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardized securitization. It has also published a legislative proposal for a regulation amending the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation 575/2013) (CRR) which deletes certain articles and extensively revises the capital requirements for securitizations.

The proposed Securitization Regulation is based on what has been put in place in the EU to address the risks in complex and risky securitizations but is intended to help differentiate simple, transparent and standardized products and apply a more risk-sensitive prudential framework.

The purpose of the CRR Amendment Regulation is to revise the EU regime relating to capital changes for credit institutions and investment firms originating, sponsoring or investing in securitization instruments, to provide for a more risk-sensitive regulatory treatment for simple, transparent and standardized securitizations.

The proposals are part of the Capital Markets Union action plan adopted by the EC on September 30, 2015.