Liquidity buffers thinned at Morgan Stanley, Goldman in Q3

Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs saw their liquidity coverage ratios (LCR) slip over the third quarter as they slowed their accumulation of easy-to-sell assets.

Across the eight US global systemically important banks (G-Sibs), aggregate high-quality liquid assets (HQLAs), which make up the numerator of the LCR, edged up 3% to $2.85 trillion in Q3. Over the same period, net projected cash outflows, which make up the denominator, climbed 4% to $2.35 trillion. 

At Morgan Stanley, though, HQLA

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