Morgan Stanley adds $57bn to liquidity pool

Morgan Stanley grew its stash of liquid assets in 2018 on the back of higher deposits and diminished cash needs across its business units.

The US bank’s global liquidity reserve (GLR) swelled $57 billion (30%) to $249.7 billion in 2018, with $34.9 billion of the build-up occurring in the fourth quarter alone. 

Morgan Stanley posted $188 billion of deposits at end-December, an increase of 18% on the year prior. The lender added $12.6 billion to the pile in the last quarter alone. Higher

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