On May 6, 2015, the EBA published its final report on guidelines on the minimum list of qualitative and quantitative recovery plan indicators, including the final guidelines. Under the Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive, banks and certain investment firms are required to prepare recovery plans setting out the measures that a firm would take to restore its financial position. Recovery plans are required to include a set of indicators which identify when any of the measures included in the recovery plan are to be invoked. The final guidelines, which should be read in conjunction with the guidelines on the range of scenarios to test recovery scenarios, must be agreed by the national regulator charged with approving the overall recovery plan of a firm. The final guidelines specify that each recovery plan must include capital, liquidity, profitability and asset quality recovery plan indicators. Market-based indicators and macroeconomic indicators must also be included in a recovery plan unless the national regulator agrees that such indicator/s is not relevant to the firm’s legal structure, risk profile, size and complexity. For each category of indicators, the guidelines set out the specific indicators to be included. The guidelines are a minimum list of indicators and firms should not limit their indicators to that minimum. The guidelines will apply from July 31, 2015 to banks and investment firms subject to the BRRD and to national regulators .

The guidelines are available at: http://www.eba.europa.eu/-/eba-issues-final-guidance-on-recovery-indicators