How buy-to-hold accounting shuffle boosts US bank capital

Banks gamble shrinking AFS portfolios will bring down stress capital buffer, G-Sib surcharge

Jamie Dimon is known for his abrasive, outspoken New York style, and regulators are by no means immune to his sharp tongue. After a bout of repo market volatility in September 2019, he was quick to blame supervisory expectations around resolution liquidity.

On October 13, during JP Morgan’s third-quarter earnings call with analysts, Dimon made another caustic remark directed at financial policy-makers. After his chief financial officer said the shift of some $74 billion of investment securities

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