Nomura’s LCR hits new record

Glut of HQLA stock compounds lower cash outflows to push ratio to 273%

Nomura’s liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) rebounded to a new high of 273% at end-September, reversing any previous hint of retrenchment in the bank’s liquidity buffer.

The LCR – the proportion of easy-to-sell assets to cash outflows in a 30-day period of stress – was up 56 percentage points from end-June’s 216%, and 24 percentage points from the previous record of 248%, set in September 2020.



High-quality liquid assets (HQLAs), which form the ratio’s denominator, climbed to an all-time

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