JP Morgan criticises revised leverage ratio

Risk Quantum Banks

JP Morgan hit out at a proposed revision to the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio (eSLR) as first quarter earnings showed it had increased its combined on- and off-balance sheet exposures by over 2% on the year.

The dealer said it was of “concern” that the ratio would incorporate the global systemically important bank (G-Sib) surcharge “without addressing known issues” with the add-ons’ calibration.

The bank’s total leverage exposure grew $62.4 billion on the year, and $29.5 billion on the

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