Finma add-on inflates Credit Suisse’s credit RWAs

The Sfr5.8 billion additional capital buffer accounts for two-fifths of bank’s quarterly increase

Credit Suisse’s credit risk-weighted assets (RWAs) increased by Sfr13.7 billion ($15.2 billion) in the first quarter, after the Swiss regulator imposed a temporary add-on in response to the Archegos Capital blowout.

Credit RWAs hit a 12-month high of Sfr148.4 billion at end-March, up 10% from the previous quarter. Just over two-fifths of the quarterly increase was due to the additional capital buffer of Sfr5.8 billion imposed by Finma.



The bank’s credit RWAs calculated under the

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