Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) scrapped capital add-ons amounting to C$244 million ($190 million) in the first quarter following an update to its regulator-set capital floor.
The shake-up added 16 basis points to CIBC’s common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio. The ratio improved as a whole from 10.8% to 11.2% on the quarter.
Earnings growth added 35bp, offsetting risk-weighted asset (RWA) increases that deducted 20bp from the ratio.
In the first quarter of 2018, the regulator