Barclays leads Europe’s banks on trading risks

Top 20 banks with most trading risks accounted for 79% of market RWAs across EBA sample

Barclays had the largest amount of market risk-weighted assets of the banks featured in the European Banking Authority’s latest transparency exercise.

The UK lender had €39.1 billion ($47.8 billion) of this kind of RWAs, used to set capital requirements for trading risks, as of end-June 2020, equal to 11% of its total RWAs. HSBC had the second-most market RWAs, with €31.4 billion, making up 4% of its total, followed by BNP Paribas, with €30.3 billion.

The combined market RWAs of the 135 named

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