Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 9 years ago

What kind of assets do banks hold?

BNP Paribas, for instance, holds $3.1 trillion worth of assets. That's $1 million times 3.1 million. It's like they own 3.1 million million-dollar homes. Anyway, what kind of assets do they invest in.. could you break it down into percentages? Thanks a lot

*I'm aware that a lot of it is their large office buildings

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  • peter
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    I wouldn't think the banks own the buildings, they lease them.

    The assets they own are mortgages to people, secured over the property. Some Banks on sell these loans to others.

    They also invest in the currency market, and lend money to others at various interest rates.Most banks are regulated by the government in most countries.This assists the government controlling what the banks can do.

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