Top US banks saw liquid assets grow over $500bn in 2020

The eight US global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) disclosed a 24% increase in high-quality liquid assets (HQLAs) over 2020, to $2.93 trillion.

HQLAs make up the numerator of the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), a key gauge of bank liquidity risk.

JP Morgan accounted for more than one-quarter of the aggregate $567 billion surge. The New York-based bank ended 2020 with $697.1 billion of HQLA, up 28% year on year, and 4% on end-September. Bank of America disclosed the second-largest build

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