Buy-to-hold inventories empty at US banks

US banks of all sizes have reduced the share of securities holdings designated as held-to-maturity (HTM) since end-2016, Risk Quantum analysis shows.

At the 125 bank holding companies (BHCs) of more than $10 billion in size, HTM securities made up 15% of investment assets in Q2 2019, down from 15.7% the year-ago quarter and 18.1% at end-2016.

The 146 BHCs with $3 billion–10 billion in assets labelled 8.6% of their portfolios as HTM, down from 12% a year prior and 13.9% at end-2016.


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