Morgan Stanley LCR dips

Increased lending commitments boost net cash outflows

Morgan Stanley’s liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) dived seven percentage points in the first quarter following a ramp-up in its Institutional Securities business.

The investment bank’s LCR fell from 128% to 121% quarter-on-quarter. A $6.7 billion increase in net cash outflows, which make up the denominator of the ratio, was highlighted by the bank as the cause of the drop.

Credit and liquidity facilities extended by Morgan Stanley contributed an additional $8.3 billion to outflows on the

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