Regulators’ Proposal To Exclude Munis From HQLA Status To Dent Demand – ValueWalk Premium
Commerical Banks and Munis

Regulators’ Proposal To Exclude Munis From HQLA Status To Dent Demand

Bank regulators’ recent proposal to exclude municipal bonds from the standards for receiving HQLA status would impair Munis’ demand, notes Citi in its recent report.

George Friedlander and others at Citi Research believe a very strong case exists for including a very large proportion of investment grade municipals as HQLA. They believe municipal bonds should be given level 2A status in many cases and level 2B status in most other cases.
Several reasons for inclusion of Munis as HQLA
Recently, bank regulators proposed a set of standards that . . .

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