UBS leapfrogs global peers following Credit Suisse takeover

Swiss lender reports big increases in RWAs, leverage exposures and other key metrics

The forced sale of Credit Suisse to UBS in March resulted in a significantly larger and riskier institution, which has leapfrogged several fellow global banks on a number of prudential metrics, Risk Quantum analysis shows.

Post-acquisition, UBS’s total risk-weighted assets rose from $321.7 billion to $556.6 billion, making it the ninth-largest bank by this measure among dealers in Europe, the UK and the US that have published figures for the second quarter. In comparison, the Swiss bank ranked

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