Derivatives footprint of top EU banks shrinks

Derivatives fell as a portion of total leverage exposure at the eight systemic eurozone banks between end-2019 and end-2020, while on-balance sheet assets surged.

Aggregate derivatives exposures, as disclosed in leverage ratio common disclosures (LRCom), totalled €449.8 billion ($543.8 billion) at the end of last year across BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, Groupe BPCE, ING, Santander, Societe Generale and UniCredit, down almost 8% year on year.

Deutsche Bank reported the sharpest

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