Asset-Liability Gap

Asset-Liability Gap

A real or expected inability for a bank or other financial institution to pay its liabilities based upon the assets it currently holds. Because the asset-liability gap does not include assets expected to come in the near future, it is used in conjunction with other tools to determine a bank's solvency.
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While liquidity risk management has been reinforced with the reduction of asset-liability gaps, the bank's continued reliance on wholesale funding, in the form of local debt market issuances and bank facilities, is a rating constraint.