Citi bolstered CET1 ratio on eve of SA-CCR switch

Standardised RWAs dropped 5% in Q4, boosting the bank’s core ratio by 55bp

Citi’s Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio rebounded by 55 basis points in the fourth quarter of 2021, as the bank trimmed its balance sheet and saved up capital to prepare for the January 1 adoption of the standardised approach to counterparty credit risk (SA-CCR).

Standardised risk-weighted assets (RWAs) fell 5% to $1.2 trillion over the quarter, for a $60 billion reduction. A temporary halt to stock repurchases, meanwhile, helped a marginal $98 million increase in CET1 capital, which sat at

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