Atlantic House Investments Limited
Pillar 3 Disclosure
These statements are not part of the audited financial statements and therefore have not been subject to review or audit by the firm’s auditors.
The EU Capital Requirements Directive (“CRD”) sets out the regulatory capital framework which is overseen in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (”FCA”) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (“PRA”) through the General Prudential Sourcebook (“GENPRU”) and the Prudential Sourcebook for Banks, Building Societies and Investment Firms (“BIPRU”). From 1 January 2014, with the implementation of the Capital Requirement Directive IV (CRV IV), regulations under BIPRU for this firm have been replaced by:
- The Capital Requirements Regulation (“CRR”)
- IFPRU sourcebook of the FCA handbook
- Additional standards released by the European Banking Authority.
The FCA framework consists of three ‘Pillars’:
- Pillar 1: Minimum capital requirements
- Pillar 2: Supervisory review process: the need to assess whether the capital held under Pillar 1 is sufficient to meet the additional risks not covered by Pillar 1
- Pillar 3: Disclosure requirements allowing market participants to assess information on a firms’ risks, capital and risk management procedures.
The Financial Conduct Authority outlines the minimum disclosure requirements. The information below satisfies Atlantic House Investments Limited Pillar 3 requirement.
Frequency of Disclosure
Atlantic House Investments Limited will report their Pillar 3 disclosure annually or upon material change. These disclosures are based on the firm’s audited accounts as at the 30th June 2021. The Pillar 2 (ICAAP) capital requirements are excluded from this summary but are reviewed annually or upon material change.
Location and Verification
These disclosures have been validated by the partners. These disclosures are not subject to an audit except to the extent where they are equivalent to disclosures made under accounting requirements.
Scope of Application
This disclosure is made on an individual basis.
The directors of the firm, in addition to the risk mapping structure of the ICAAP, are very much involved with the day to day running of the firm including the continual assessment of risk. They meet on a regular basis to discuss current projections for profitability, regulatory capital management, business planning and risk management. The directors manage the firm’s risks through a framework of policy and procedures having regard to relevant laws, standards, principles and rules (including FCA principles and rules) with the aim to operate a defined and transparent risk management framework. These policies and procedures are updated as required.
The firm is relatively small with an operational infrastructure appropriate to its size.
The ICAAP has identified the most significant risk types to which Atlantic House Investments Limited to be as follows:
This is the risk associated with inadequate, or the failure of, internal processes or external factors such as regulation.
The legislative and political environment that Atlantic House Investments Limited operates in could be made more restrictive therefore reducing or removing profitability. Mitigation is that other systems are available to structure the business should the current business model become unavailable or impractical to use.
People risk is mitigated by a flexibility of the work force to cover each key member’s responsibilities with no individual being critical to the company.
IT risk is mitigated with daily backups, remote access and an efficient business continuity plan.
This is the risk that external factors, such as a fall in market appetite will result in an unexpected loss.
A slowing economic environment could lead to a lessening appetite for the funds that Atlantic House Investments Limited act as investment advisor. This is mitigated by a low cost structure, flexible working arrangements and expanding funds under management.
Reputational risk could be involved if Atlantic House Investments Limited gets involved with a fund that fails. This is mitigated by only marketing the firm’s funds.
This is the risk that Atlantic House Investments Limited will have insufficient funds to meet their capital requirements.
Atlantic House Investments Limited is sufficiently financially robust to suffer a long period without any income generation and have the ability to raise further capital, should they so require.
This is the risk that either too much of Atlantic House Investments Limited’s business is concentrated in too small a sphere of operation or that the client base is concentrated in too few accounts.
Atlantic House Investments Limited currently has an extensive client base within their funds. The sector of the business is very specialised but it is considered that there will always be a requirement for these types of funds.
Core Tier 1 Capital
Total Tier 2 Capital
Capital Resources Requirement
June 2021 £’000s
Capital adequacy in compliance with IFPRU 3, 4, 6 & 7
Atlantic House Investments Limited have forecasts in place to ensure that they will continue to meet the regulatory capital requirement on an ongoing basis.
Atlantic House Investments Limited is a BIPRU €50,000 Limited Licence firm and, as such, are not required to calculate their operational risk capital requirement under Pillar 1 in accordance with BIPRU 6. Instead they are required to calculate a Fixed Overhead requirement in accordance with GENPRU 2.1.53R. The following figures are based on the CoRep return basis September 2021.
The Credit Risk Capital Requirement is made up of the Credit Risk Capital Component and the Counterparty Risk Capital Component.
The Credit Risk Capital Component is calculated in accordance with BIPRU 3.5 – The Simplified Method. The company makes an 8% adjustment on all fixed assets, debtors and prepayments and a 1.6% adjustment on all bank balances in accordance with BIPRU 3.4.127 – 3.4.133, resulting in a Credit Risk Capital Component of zero.
The Counterparty Risk Capital Component is calculated in accordance with BIPRU 14.2.1 and is zero.
The total Market Risk requirement (BIPRU 11.5.12), has been calculated at zero and the Commodity PRR is zero.
BIPRU 11.5.18R requires that a firm makes a disclosure of details regarding its remuneration policy.
Given the relatively small size of the firm, remuneration policy for all code staff is set by the board. The board review remuneration for code staff based upon individual, both financial and non financial criteria, and overall firm performance. Individual performance is also reviewed over an extended period to ensure the long term objectives of the staff and the firm are not in conflict. The overall level of remuneration is set in the form of a base salary and a bonus. The resources available for bonuses are directly linked to the performance of the firm.
Atlantic House Investments Limited has one key business activity that of managing funds and under BIPRU 11.5.20R, the firm does not consider that it is ‘significant in terms of size, internal organisation and nature and scope of its activities’, so is not required to disclose the quantitative information referred to in BIPRU 11.5.18R at the level of senior personnel.
The Firm falls within FCA proportionality Level 3 and as such this disclosure is made in line with the requirements for a Level 3 Firm.
The number of identified code staff equate to the number of certified and assessed persons in the firm.
Should you have any queries please contact:
Head of Compliance
10 Throgmorton Avenue