European banks see Ficc revenues slip in 2017

In contrast to robust trading activity in 2016, Ficc trading fell across the board

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Big slide: Deutsche Bank saw Ficc revenues fall by more than 40% between Q3 and Q4

Low volatility and lacklustre client activity pounded European banks’ fixed-income, commodities and foreign exchange revenues in 2017, with fourth-quarter figures dipping more than 27% on average year-on-year.

Of all the European banks, UBS fared the worst and experienced a 37.6% decrease over the year, with Q4 revenues at $276 million, compared with $442 million in the last three months of 2016. 

Barclays followed close behind with a drop of 36.7%, from $701 million to $444 million.

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