European and UK leverage ratios fall in Q1

European global systemically important banks have become more leveraged over the first three months of 2019, reversing the previous quarter’s trend.

The average leverage ratio across the eight European G-Sibs, calculated as Tier 1 capital divided by total leverage exposure, stood at 4.6% at the end of March, down from 4.7% at the end of December 2018. The corresponding average across the three UK G-Sibs fell to 4.9% from 5%.

BNP Paribas posted the biggest quarterly decrease of the sample

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