IBANK 8.4.38 Guidance

Islamic banking business firms that use asset-backed commercial paper, conduits, structured investment vehicles and other similar financing arrangements should fully consider the associated liquidity risk. The risks include:

•    being unable to refinance maturing debt
•    Shari'a-compliant hedging instruments that would allow the return of assets, or require the firm to provide liquidity, within the 30-calendar-day period.

If the firm's structured financing activities are carried out through a special purpose entity (such as a conduit or structured investment vehicle), the firm should, in determining its HQLA requirements, look through to the maturity of the instruments issued by the entity and any embedded options in financing arrangements that could trigger the return of assets or the need for liquidity, regardless of whether the entity is consolidated.

Inserted by QFCRA RM/2018-2 (as from 1st May 2018).