EBA stress test results shed light on sovereign derivatives exposures

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The size of individual European banks’ derivatives exposures to sovereign entities were published last month as part of the European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test – figures banks don’t usually report.

The largest exposure to a single sovereign is not held by a major derivatives dealer but by French bank BPCE, which is in-the-money with France to the tune of €3.8 billion. The next largest exposure to the country is held by Crédit Agricole and is €468 million.

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