On February 15, 2016, the Commission Implementing Regulation on the disclosure of leverage ratios by financial institutions under the Capital Requirements Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Regulation provides that firms must disclose relevant information concerning leverage ratios in the form of an approved template. Firms will be under an obligation to disclose a breakdown of the leverage ratio total exposure measure, a reconciliation of the leverage ratio for a firm’s published financial statements and qualitative information on the risk of excessive leverage and the factors impacting the leverage ratio. The Regulation applies directly across the EU from February 16, 2016.

The Regulation is available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legalcontent/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.039.01.0005.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:039:TOC