UBS takeover of Credit Suisse to trigger higher G-Sib surcharge

At 14.2%, UBS’s CET1 capital ratio is more than sufficient to absorb the deal

The takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS would create the fourth largest global systemically important bank, with the combined entity becoming subject to higher capital requirements, Risk Quantum analysis shows.

The all-share deal announced today would bump UBS from its current G-Sib surcharge bucket 1, which carries a capital add-on of 1% of risk-weighted assets, to bucket 3, which carries a 2% add-on. UBS would be in the same G-Sib bucket as HSBC and Citi. JP Morgan is the only G-Sib in bucket 4

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