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Investment Banking Fees Fall 4% From 2017

Global investment banking-related activities generated an estimated US$102.6 billion in fees during full year 2018, a 4% decline compared to full year 2017. The Americas led all other regions by fees, contributing half of the global pool with US$51.2 billion. Imputed fees in the EMEA region reached US$25.9 billion, posting a 3% downtick compared to the previous year. IB fees in the Asia-Pacific region totaled US$19.6 billion during full year 2018, registering a 10% decline compared to a year ago driven by tepid activity in China. Estimated fees in Japan hit a record US$5.9 billion, increasing 9% year-over-year compared to 2017.

compared to full year 2017. The Americas led all other regions by fees, contributing half of the global pool with US$51.2 billion. Imputed
fees in the EMEA region reached US$25.9 billion, posting a 3% downtick compared to the previous year. IB fees in the Asia-Pacific
region totaled US$19.6 billion during full year 2018, registering a 10% decline compared to a year ago driven by tepid activity in China.
Estimated fees in Japan hit a record US$5.9 billion, increasing 9% year-over-year compared to 2017.
M&A-related fees, bolstered by a number of big-ticket acquisitions, generated the largest share of total fees during full year 2018 with
US$32.1 billion in fees, a 4% increase compared to a year ago. DCM underwriting totaled US$27.1 billion in IB fees, a 12% decline
compared to 2017. Syndicated lending fees registered a 6% uptick in fees, driven by double-digit percent increases in the Technology,
Real Estate and Healthcare sectors. IB fees from ECM underwriting fell 15% compared to the last year with US$19.0 billion during full
year 2018, hampered by a 22% decrease in follow-on fees and a 11% decline in IPOs feescompared to full year 2017. The Americas led all other regions by fees, contributing half of the global pool with US$51.2 billion. Imputed fees in the EMEA region reached US$25.9 billion, posting a 3% downtick compared to the previous year. IB fees in the Asia-Pacific region totaled US$19.6 billion during full year 2018, registering a 10% decline compared to a year ago driven by tepid activity in China. Estimated fees in Japan hit a record US$5.9 billion, increasing 9% year-over-year compared to 2017.

M&A-related fees, bolstered by a number of big-ticket acquisitions, generated the largest share of total fees during full year 2018 with US$32.1 billion in fees, a 4% increase compared to a year ago. DCM underwriting totaled US$27.1 billion in IB fees, a 12% decline compared to 2017. Syndicated lending fees registered a 6% uptick in fees, driven by double-digit percent increases in the Technology, Real Estate and Healthcare sectors. IB fees from ECM underwriting fell 15% compared to the last year with US$19.0 billion during full year 2018, hampered by a 22% decrease in follow-on fees and a 11% decline in IPOs fees.