The price risk of equity securities is the risk of incurring a loss due to changes in the prices of equity securities on the public market or stock exchange indices, generated by maintaining open positions in instruments sensitive to changes in these market parameters.
The price risk of equity securities results from operations conducted as part of trading activities (the Brokerage House of PKO Bank Polski SA), investing activities and from other operations as part of banking activities generating a position in equity securities.
Managing the equity securities price risk is aimed at limiting possible losses due to changes in the prices of equity securities on the public market or stock exchange indices to a level acceptable to the Bank, by optimising the positions taken in instruments sensitive to changes in these market parameters.
Risk management of equity securities prices is carried out by imposing limits on the activity of the Brokerage House of PKO Bank Polski SA and banking portfolio. Monitoring their utilisation and reporting its level of risk
An influence of the price risk of equity securities on the financial position of the Bank was assessed as immaterial. The positions taken in equity securities and index instruments are limited, and are not expected to increase significantly.