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BIPRU TP 21 Close substitutes for commodities

1Application

21.1

R

This section applies to a BIPRU firm that on 31 December 2006 was applying the approach referred to in the first column of the table in BIPRU TP 21.3R with respect to particular grades or brands of the same commodity-class.

Commodities: close substitutes

21.2

R

A notice given under the IPRU provision in the second column of the table in BIPRU TP 21.3R is treated as having been given under BIPRU 7.4.23 R (Notice to the appropriate regulator about treatment of different grades or brands of the same commodity) for the purposes of BIPRU 7.4.22 R (Treatment of different grades or brands of the same commodity) with respect to the commodity grades or brands referred to in BIPRU TP 21.1R.

21.3

R

Table: Commodity treatments under IPRU

This table belongs to BIPRU TP 21.2R

IPRU provisions setting out commodity approach

IPRU provisions under which notice given

Paragraph 22(2) of appendix 6 of chapter 10 of IPRU(INV)

Paragraph 23 of appendix 6 of chapter 10 of IPRU(INV)

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Explanation

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2

G

BIPRU 7.4.22 R (1)(b) says that a firm should treat positions in different grades or brands of the same commodity-class as different commodities unless they are close substitutes and have price movements which have exhibited a stable correlation coefficient of at least 0.9 over the last 12 months. BIPRU 7.4.23 R says that a firm should notify theFCA2 in writing at least 20 business days prior to the date the firm starts relying on this treatment. The purpose of this section is to allow a notice given under the corresponding provisions of chapter 10 of IPRU(INV) to continue to have effect without the firm having to serve a new notice under BIPRU 7.4.23 R.

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