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  • Timing helps Lazard, hurts Evercore

    People & Markets | 27 April 2012

    Lazard posted strong first-quarter earnings on Friday just a day after Evercore disappointed Wall Street with its poor numbers over the same period.

  • A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman slips behind rivals, as FICC loses shine

    People & Markets | 20 April 2012

    Goldman Sachs’ prized possession has always been its fixed income, currency and commodities trading desk, which traditionally has contributed almost half of revenues at the US bank.

  • A customer stands at an ATM machine at a Bank of America office in Burbank, California

    BofA trading revenue surges, but investment banking fees falter

    People & Markets | 20 April 2012

    Trading revenues surged at Bank of America in the first quarter, with the firm posting its third-best period in markets since its acquisition of Merrill Lynch in the midst of the credit crisis. Fixed-income revenues were the best in its history.

  • A sign is seen outside the JP Morgan office in Los Angeles

    JP Morgan reports murky Q1

    People & Markets | 14 April 2012

    JP Morgan sent mixed signals on Friday as it reported over-sized gains in its trading business during the first quarter of the year, yet rather lacklustre capital raising fees.

  • A trader works in the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman fined over huddles

    People & Markets | 13 April 2012

    Goldman Sachs has been fined US$22m for allegedly providing some clients with stock trading tips days before officially issuing recommendations on those companies.

  • People walk past the Citigroup headquarters in New York

    Citigroup and JP Morgan celebrate in mixed-bag quarter for ECM

    People & Markets | 05 April 2012

    Citigroup and JP Morgan have plenty to brag about following a strong start to the year for their equity capital markets franchises.

  • The JP Morgan and Chase headquarters is seen in New York

    Fees rocket, but for how long?

    People & Markets | 30 March 2012

    Wall Street is on track to report record global debt capital markets volumes this quarter – and strong fees to boot.

  • Goldman bows to shareholder pressure

    People & Markets | 30 March 2012

    Under pressure from a powerful US union, Goldman Sachs has tweaked its board structure by creating a new position known as an independent lead director.

  • Jefferies proves itself again

    People & Markets | 23 March 2012

    Jefferies beat market expectations in the fourth quarter, as a strong pick-up in fixed income helped to boost confidence just months after the firm had come under attack in the markets for its perceived exposure to Europe.

  • A sign is seen outside the JP Morgan office in Los Angeles

    US M&A may have bottomed

    People & Markets | 23 March 2012

    The market for US-focused mergers and acquisitions has taken a real beating so far in the first quarter, with announced deals down by around 60% – more than in any other region.