UBS CB

1 Who is the issuer?
  • Universal credit institution
  Comments: Issued via UBS London branch, guaranteed by UBS Hypotheken AG
2 Does the bondholder have recourse to the credit institution?
  • Yes, direct
3 Who owns the cover assets?
  • SPE which guarantees the covered bonds
  Comments: Guaranteed by UBS Hypotheken AG
4 Is the issuer the originator of the assets?
  • Yes
1 Are the bonds governed by a special covered bond Legislation?
  • No
2 What is the legal framework for bankruptcy of the issuer of covered bonds?
  • General insolvency law
  Comments: General Insolvency Law (and Banking ordance)
1 What types of assets may be included in cover pools?
  • Mortgage loans (Mortgage loans for the purpose of this question are taken to include guaranteed real-estate loans.)
  Comments: Mortgage loans to private individuals.
Substitute assets may also include exposures to publc sector entities).
2 What is the geographical scope for public sector assets?
  Comments: not applicable. (Can only be used as substitute assets).
3 What is the geographical scope for mortgage assets?
  • Domestic
4 Are regular covered bond specific disclosure requirements to the public mandatory?
  • Yes
1 LTV is calculated using which valuation?[4]
  • Market value
  Comments: Market value based on latest valuation.
2 Are there any special LTV limits used solely for calculating collateralisation rates for the cover pool (if yes, specify)?
  • Residential      
    80%
3 Do bondholders get the benefit of that portion of the loan which exceeds the LTV cap?
  • No
4a Is there an LTV cap which makes the entire loan ineligible to be put in the cover pool (if yes, specify)?
  • Residential      
  Comments: Residential - 80%
4b Is there an LTV cap which would require a loan to be removed from the cover pool?
  • No
5 Is there any additional LTV limit on a portfolio basis?
  • No
Exposure to market risk
1 Is exposure to market risk (e.g. interest rate, currency risks) required to be mitigated by law or contract?
  • Yes
2 What is the primary method for the mitigation of market risk?
  • Use of derivative hedge instruments
3 If the answer to the above question on market risk mitigation is “Use of derivative hedge instruments”, please specify whether those instruments are entered into:
  • By the time of issue of covered bonds or entry of asset in the cover pool
4 What type of coverage test is applied?
  • Nominal cover
  • Present value cover
5 What is the frequency of coverage calculations?
  • Monthly
6 What types of stress scenarios are applied?
  • Not relevant
  Comments: The program does not require the application of stress scenarios. However, such scenarios are taken into account by the rating agencies when calculating the required asset percentage which feeds indirectly into the coverage tests we perform.
7 What is the frequency of stress test calculations?
  • Not relevant
Exposure to liquidity risk
8 Is exposure to liquidity risk required to be mitigated by law or contract?
  • Yes
9 What is the primary method for the mitigation of liquidity risk on interest payments?
  • Contractual arrangements, e.g. a requirement to establish a reserve fund
10 What is the primary method for the mitigation of liquidity risk on principal payments?
  • Contractual arrangements, e.g. maturity extension or prematurity test
11 Is there any grace period in case of a breach of liquidity risk mitigants?
  • No
12 What is the consequence of not fixing a breach of liquidity risk mitigants?
  • Event of default of the issuer
Monitoring of exposures to market and liquidity risk
13 Who monitors the maintenance of coverage tests?
  • Trustee/cover pool monitor
14 Are there any regular public reporting requirements for market and liquidity risk?
  • Yes
Overcollateralisation
15 Is mandatory minimum overcollateralisation required?
  • By contractual obligation
16 What is the level of minimum mandatory overcollateralisation?
  • 11%
17 If mandatory overcollateralisation is required, are the amounts above the minimum OC level protected?
  • Yes
18 Is there any grace period in case of a breach of the coverage test?
  • Length of period:
    Within next Test Date (one month)
19 What is the consequence of not fixing a breach of the coverage test?
  • Event of default of the issuer
1 Is a special license required for the issuing of covered bonds?
  • No
2 Are there special reporting duties of the covered bond issuer to the supervision authority concerning covered bonds and the cover pool, which go beyond the regular banking supervision?
  • No
3 What is the role of the banking supervision regarding covered bonds?
  • No special role
4 Is there a special role of banking supervision in crisis regarding covered bonds?
  • No specific role
5 Is there a cover pool monitor independent from the issuer?
  • Yes
6 If there is an independent cover pool monitor, what are its duties?
  • Verification of coverage tests
1 Do covered bonds automatically accelerate when the credit institution goes insolvent?
  • No
2 What is the cover pool?
  • All assets pledged
  Comments: (All assets transferred for security purpose).
3 How are the covered bondholders protected against claims from other creditors in case of insolvency of the issuer?
  Comments: UBS Hypotheken AG fulfills duties under Covered Bonds (Bankruptcy remoteness of guarantor including non-petition and limited recourse).
4 Is there recourse to the credit institution’s insolvency estate upon a cover pool default?
  • Yes, pari passu with unsecured creditors
5 Are there provisions that require derivatives to continue in case of insolvency of the credit institution?
  • Yes
6 If derivatives are permitted in the cover pool, what is their ranking?
  • Pari passu to covered bond holders
1 Does the covered bond fulfil the criteria of UCITS 52(4)?
  • No
2 For further information regarding the compliance to the criteria of Article 129 of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), please see the following links: http://ecbc.hypo.org/Content/default.asp?PageID=504#position https://www.coveredbondlabel.com
3 Are listed covered bonds eligible in repo transactions with the national central bank?
  • Yes
  Comments: With SNB, (also ECB as senior corporate bond).
4 Are there any special investment regulations regarding covered bonds?
  • No
1 Link to National Association representing covered bond interests
  • Association
2 Link to national regulators and supervisors
  • List
3 Fact Book Country Chapter
  • Chapter
 
4 Hypostat Country Chapter
  • Chapter