Systemic US banks shifted assets to buy-to-hold pens in Q3

Top lenders in the US pushed more bonds and securities into their held-to-maturity (HTM) portfolios over the third quarter, led by Wall Street giants Bank of America and JP Morgan.

The eight global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) disclosed a combined $903.3 billion of HTM assets as of end-September, up 23% on three months prior and 56% on a year ago. The share of all assets designated HTM also increased to 7%, its highest level in at least five years.

In contrast, aggregate available-for

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