J.P. Morgan reported some strong earnings today. But what this bloggers eye were some of the sub-numbers in the earnings report. The bank booked $1.8 billion in investment banking fees. But don’t be fooled – that wasn’t from big M&A advising. But $429 million was in advisory fees. Instead, that $1.3 billion + remaining fees number came from equity and debt underwriting, with the big piece coming from debt – a quarterly record of $971 million for the bank.
Grouped under the investment bank is also trading – and fixed income once again ruled the day. Of the $6.6 billion of revenues from “fixed income/equities,” $5.23 billion came from fixed-income. The bank didn’t offer a break down i.e. how much was from FX trading, for example.
Finally, the investment bank (trading and traditional IB) contributed about 43% of the firms net income ($2.37 billion of a total $5.5 billion).
A quarter where the investment bank didn’t carry the whole day, er quarter, but carried a lot of it.