Citi takes $474 million FVA charge

US bank becomes tenth to incorporate effects of funding

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Citi's offices in Canary Wharf, London

Citi has become the latest bank to recognise the funding effects associated with uncollateralised derivatives trades, booking a $474 million loss in its third-quarter results, published yesterday.

Funding valuation adjustment (FVA) reflects the costs and benefits incurred when uncollateralised trades are hedged with collateralised ones, or where received collateral is not reusable. Ten banks now recognise FVA in their earnings.

In Citi's investor call on October 14, chief financial officer John

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