Commerzbank’s leverage ratio sinks as balance sheet bloats

German lender Commerzbank grew on- and off-balance sheet assets by 8% in the three months to end-March, causing its leverage ratio to drop 27 basis points to 4.5%.

Total leverage exposure, the denominator of the leverage ratio, stood at €527 billion ($590 billion), up from €486 billion at end-December and €495 billion in the year-ago quarter.

Tier 1 capital, the ratio’s numerator, increased more slowly. The total amount hit €23.7 billion, up just 2% quarter-on-quarter and 5% on the year.


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