RAYMOND JAMES TRUST (CANADA)
FIDUCIE RAYMOND JAMES (CANADA)
Statement of Regulatory Capital and Related Risk
Market risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market prices. For the purposes of this disclosure, the Company separates market risk into three categories: fair value risk, interest rate risk and currency risk.
Fair value risk:
The fair value of marketable securities is determined directly by reference to published price quotations in an active market and are therefore included in Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their fair value due to their short-term nature.
- Interest rate risk:
Interest rate risk is the risk the value of future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate due to changes in market interest rates.
Fluctuations in interest rates have a direct impact on the market valuation of the Company’s marketable securities. Generally, interest income will move with interest rates over the long-term. Short-term interest rate fluctuations will generally create unrealized gains or losses on marketable securities. The Company’s interest income will be reduced during sustained periods of lower interest rates as higher yielding fixed income securities are called, mature, or are sold and the proceeds are reinvested at lower rates, and will likely result in unrealized gains in the value of fixed income securities the Company continues to hold, as well as realized gains to the extent the relevant securities are sold. During periods of rising interest rates, the market value of the Company’s existing fixed income securities will generally decrease and gains on fixed income securities will likely be reduced or result in realized losses.
- Currency risk:
Currency risk arises from the possibility that changes in the price of foreign currencies will result in losses. As at December 31, 2020, the Company’s financial assets and financial liabilities are primarily denominated in Canadian dollars. As a result, the Company is not significantly exposed to currency risk.
Credit risk is the risk associated with the inability of a third party to fulfill its payment obligations. The Company is exposed to credit risk relating to its cash and accounts receivable. The Company’s maximum credit risk exposure correspond to the carrying value of these financial assets.
All cash and marketable securities balances are held with financial institutions with credit ratings of A or above as rated by Standard & Poor’s.
Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will be unable to meet a demand for cash to fund its obligations as they come due. The Company’s management oversees the Company’s liquidity to ensure it has access to enough readily available funds to cover its financial obligations as they come due and sustain its normal operations and future growth.
The contractual maturities of the Company’s financial liabilities are all due within one year.
The Company is subject to the regulatory capital requirements imposed by the OSFI and has capital management policies, procedures and controls to ensure compliance with these capital requirements are maintained. The Company maintains a very low liquidity risk tolerance by keeping regulatory capital invested primarily in Government of Canada issues.
The Company’s Tier 1 regulatory capital and capital ratios are published on the OSFI website and can be viewed at this link. The Company does not have Tier 2 or Tier 3 capital.
As at, and for the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company was in compliance with the capital requirements which include the following:
Minimum paid-in capital
Under section 56(1) of the Trust and Loans Companies Act, the Company is required to maintain paid-in capital of at least $5,000,000. As at December 31, 2020, the Company has capital stock in the amount of $6,379,850.
Capital Adequacy Requirements
Under the Capital Adequacy Requirements (“CAR”) as issued by the OSFI, the Company is required to maintain certain capital ratios using an approach with risk-weighted assets and defined formulas for determining those ratios. For the 2020 period, the Company was required to maintain minimum Common equity tier 1 (“CET1”) ratio of 7.0%, a Tier 1 capital ratio of 8.5% and a Total capital ratio of 10.5%. The Company’s capital ratios have been calculated as follows for the period ended December 31, 2020:
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Accumulated other comprehensive income
Deferred tax asset
Common Equity Tier 1 capital
Tier 1 capital
Frequency of disclosure
As a smaller less complex institution with a stable risk profile, Raymond James Trust (Canada) (and formerly Oak Trust Company) reports these qualitative and quantitative disclosures annually, as at its fiscal year.