US G-Sibs curb reliance on unsecured debt

Top US banks have weaned themselves off unsecured debt as a source of funding, liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) disclosures show.

The eight US global systemically important banks’ projected weighted cash outflows from unsecured debt – including all notes, bonds and other securities issued by the lenders – to be $32 billion in the first quarter of this year. That is 31% lower than estimated a year ago, and 34% lower than reported as of Q2 2017, when LCR disclosures first began.

The weighted cash

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