Substitutability cap spares JP Morgan higher capital add-on

Three other US banks – BNY Mellon, Citi and State Street – also hit the cap in this year’s G-Sib assessment 

JP Morgan would incur a capital surcharge of 3.5% without the Basel Committee’s limit to the weight given to a bank’s substitutability in its too-big-to-fail designation process, Risk Quantum analysis shows.

Global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) are identified using Basel’s assessment methodology, which assigns a systemic risk score to each firm, calculated by averaging the scores of five indicator categories, one of which is substitutability. 



At present, the substitutability

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