Citi's core capital ratio drops 70 basis points

Capital returns and tax reform impacts behind decline

Capital distributions and US tax reform lopped a combined $24 billion from Citigroup’s Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital on the year, contributing to a reduction in its core capital ratio of 70 basis points.

Net income offset $16.3 billion of the capital depletion, and in total CET1 capital declined $8.5 billion year-on-year.

A $39.9 billion increase in risk-weighted assets (RWAs) in the first quarter, driven by heightened loan growth and client activity, also contributed to the erosion of

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