Citi’s SLR falls to four-year low

Leverage exposure rises $1.9 billion in fourth quarter

Citi’s supplementary leverage ratio (SLR) fell in the fourth quarter of 2018 to its lowest point since end-2014, having loaded up on exposures and trimmed capital levels.

The bank’s SLR stood at 6.4%, 10 basis points lower than the previous quarter, and down 28bp from a year ago. 

Citi’s total leverage exposure – the denominator for the SLR – rose $1.9 billion (0.08%) on the quarter, and $29 billion (1.2%) on the year, to $2.46 trillion. Tier 1 capital – the SLR numerator – dropped $1.6

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