Credit Suisse bolsters liquidity buffers

Credit Suisse stocked up on high-quality liquid assets (HQLA) during the first quarter of the year in response to an increase in market volatility.

The bank increased its centrally-held balance of HQLA by Sfr7.6 billion ($7.6 billion), helping lift the Swiss lender’s liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) to 208% at the end of March, compared with 185% at the end of 2017. Reinforcing the HQLA buffers was undertaken to help the bank weather choppier markets in the first quarter, chief financial officer

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