It could be a while, but large banks have set themselves up to benefit from a rebound in rates.

“Rate-sensitive” assets – or those that mature or reprice within a year – vastly outweigh “rate-sensitive” liabilities among a group of companies with more than $10 billion of assets. The net amount measured about 17% of the group’s combined assets at yearend – the highest quarterly level since at least the end of 2003, according to data from SNL Financial.

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