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JPM and the G-Sib surcharge

JP Morgan expects to be placed in a higher systemic risk surcharge bucket at year-end, which would bump its minimum capital requirement up 50 basis points. Chief financial officer Jennifer Piepszak said on a Q3 earnings call on October 13 that the bank will likely be assigned a surcharge equal to 4% of risk-weighted assets after the Federal Reserve completes its annual evaluation of its balance sheet. JP Morgan is currently subject to a 3.5% charge, already the largest of the eight US global systemically important banks (G-Sibs). The 4% charge would apply as of 2022.

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