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SLOWEST ANNUAL PERIOD FOR IB FEES SINCE 2013
Fees for global Investment Banking services, from M&A advisory to capital markets underwriting, totaled US$85.0 billion during full year 2016, a 7% decrease over last year at this time and the slowest annual period for fees since 2013. Fees in the Americas totaled US$44.9 billion, down 10% compared to a year ago while fees in Europe decreased 12% and fees in Japan decreased 7%. Fees in Asia Pacific increased 10% compared to a year ago, while fees in Middle East/Africa decreased 3% compared to full year 2015 levels.
Investment banking activity in the financials, energy & power, industrials and technology sectors accounted for 58% of the global fee poolduring full year 2016. JP Morgan topped the fee rankings in six sectors during the year, with double-digit wallet-share in the healthcare and telecom sectors. Fees from deal making in the government & agencies sector increased 29% compared to a year ago with JP Morgan commanding 4.5% of all fees booked in the sector during full year 2016. Healthcare and retail fees registered the steepest percentage declines this year down 34% and 24% respectively.