Analysis, Capital, Stress Testing

US G-sibs shower trading books with excess capital ahead of Basel Endgame

By Nicholas Dunbar
Excess capital
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Buoyed by a rise in excess capital, the six biggest banks in the US turbocharged their trading assets to an eye-watering, nine-year high of $2.5tn in the first quarter of this year. 

Global systemically important banks are now positioning themselves tactically pending US regulators’ final decision on increasing ...

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