SA-CCR gives RBC a chance to prove its worth

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It’s been a tough year for US banks managing their foreign exchange forwards and swaps business.

Increased capital costs from the standardised approach to counterparty credit risk – or SA-CCR – have hit them much harder than others, particularly penalising those holding large portfolios of short-dated positions.

But with the big beasts on the sidelines for now, smaller banks less affected by the rules have been able to show off what they can do for asset managers and corporates – the


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