US mid-sized banks pile into intra-financial system assets

As the largest, systemically important US banks have run down their portfolios of securities issued by other banks, their smaller rivals have jumped in.

The eight US global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) posted combined intra-financial system assets of $135 billion at end-2018, 48% less than four years prior. In contrast, non-G-Sibs of more than $100 billion in size held $25 billion, up 85% from 2014.

Of the G-Sibs, Goldman Sachs reduced these assets the most percentage-wise, by 64% to

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