Who says the financial incumbents are struggling?! JPM posted a strong Q3, surpassing wall street expectations across nearly all major business lines.
“The consumer remains healthy with growth in wages and spending, combined with strong balance sheets and low unemployment levels. This is being offset by weakening business sentiment and capital expenditures mostly driven by increasingly complex geopolitical risks, including tensions in global trade,” said CEO Jamie Dimon. JPMorgan maintained its No. 1 spot for global investment banking fees, with 9.3% of the wallet share this year. Dimon noted that the firm had a record quarter for investment banking fees with "particularly strong performance in [Debt Capital Markets] and [Equity Capital Markets]." Banking revenue for the quarter was $3.3 billion, up 2% from the same quarter a year ago. Investment banking revenue was $1.9%, up 8% on higher underwriting fees.