Key Charts - Too-Big-To-Fail

There’s More Than One Way to Rank the Biggest Banks
  • Ranking total assets of global banks based on reported balance sheet data does not produce an apples-to-apples comparison.
  • In most countries, banks rely on international financial reporting standards (IFRS) in their reporting, while in the U.S., banks typically use generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • When derivatives are calculated on a gross, rather than net or U.S. GAAP basis, JPMorgan's assets expand from $2.4 trillion to $3.5 trillion, and the bank jumps to first place globally. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which is the world's biggest bank (according to IFRS standards), comes to a close second on U.S. GAAP basis.

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Sources: BankScope, Bloomberg, and Milken Institute. Data as of Q1 2014.

There’s More Than One Way to Rank the Biggest Banks

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