JP Morgan braces for 4% G-Sib surcharge

JP Morgan expects to be placed in a higher systemic risk surcharge bucket at year-end, which would bump its minimum capital requirement up 50 basis points.

Chief financial officer Jennifer Piepszak said on a Q3 earnings call today (October 13) that the bank will likely be assigned a surcharge equal to 4% of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) after the Federal Reserve completes its annual evaluation of its balance sheet. JP Morgan is currently subject to a 3.5% charge, already the largest of the eight

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