New Query please solve LADG (query)

Please explain anybody… If interest rate increases … If LADG is less than zero - market value of equity increases ? (LADG= Liverage adjusted duration gap)

That is correct. If LADG is negative, it means that liabilities>assets, so if rates increase liabilities will fall more than assets, reducing the gap.

so does that mean banks assets and liabilities are bond like…since they decrease when rates increase… ??