Deutsche leads eurozone banks on exempted exposures

German bank increased central bank reserves currently excluded from leverage ratio the most in Q1 

Top eurozone banks kept hoarding central bank reserves currently exempted from the leverage ratio calculation, Risk Quantum analysis shows.

On aggregate, the 11 banks analysed added €47.8 billion ($58.2 billion) in central bank reserves during the first quarter of the year, to €1.2 trillion.

The overall increase was led by Deutsche Bank, which grew its leverage-deductible exposures by €16 billion to €101 billion. The bank’s reported leverage ratio for end-Q1 was 4.60%. Without the relief, it

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