Deutsche slashed market RWAs by one-fifth in Q1

Macro-hedging touted as RWA-saving tool

Deutsche Bank kept its risk-weighted assets (RWAs) on a tight leash over the first three months of the year, thanks largely to a 20% cut to market RWAs – which should help keep its capital plan on track in the face of coming regulatory headwinds.

Total market RWAs came to €23.1 billion ($28 billion) at end-March, down from €28.9 billion at end-2020. The RWA reduction took place across those portfolios captured by Deutsche’s internal model. The bank said this reflected “portfolio de-risking and

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