Swiss banks plumped liquidity buffers in Q2

Credit Suisse and UBS massively expanded their liquidity portfolios over Q2, as they raced to build an adequate funding cushion to ride out coronavirus-induced economic shocks. Because of a temporary easing of their leverage-based requirements, though, this growth did not lead to a simultaneous increase to their regulatory capital minimums.

Credit Suisse said its high-quality liquid assets (HQLA), made up of central bank deposits and sovereign bonds, averaged Sfr 203 billion ($222.6 billion) in

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