Global banks face volatility after FICC, equities income fall in Q4’21

| March 8, 2022

US and European investment banks will likely face increasing volatility in the coming months, after generating fewer returns from fixed income, currency, commodities and equities in the final quarter of 2021. Anish Ailawadi, head of our Investment Banking vertical, shows how challenging market conditions including lower volumes and tighter bid-offer spreads in credit impacted FICC revenue, and discusses the reasons for the dip in equities income.

Extract from the article: "An increase in interest rates and geopolitical friction do bring in some uncertainties, but so did the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which was followed by historic M&A and fundraisings.

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