Non-Financial Counterparty (NFC) +/-

Under EMIR client classification, non-financial counterparties are separated into two categories: 1) NFC+ is an NFC that has outstanding derivative transactions with a gross notional value which exceeds EUR 1 billion for credit and equity derivatives or EUR 3 billion for rates, FX and commodity transactions. An NFC+ will be subject to the same EMIR obligations as a financial counterparty (FC). 2) NFC- is an NFC that has not breached the above thresholds. An NFC- will be exempt from clearing and margining EMIR obligations, but will still be required to comply with transaction reporting, timely confirmations and portfolio compression and reconciliation.