US banks’ systemic footprints grew in 2019

Balance sheet growth lifts systemic risk scores

All but one of the eight US global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) saw their systemic risk scores climb in 2019, after increasing total exposures, but none strayed into a higher capital surcharge category. 

The average score, as determined using the US Federal Reserve’s methodology, edged up six basis points between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019.

JP Morgan saw its score rise the most year-on-year, by 15bp to 705bp, keeping it within the 3.5% G-Sib capital surcharge bucket. Its end-September score

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