Fixed income risk surges 19% at JP Morgan

JP Morgan’s bond trading unit got riskier in the first quarter of 2019.

The bank’s value-at-risk for fixed income trading stood at $44 million at end-March, up 19% on the quarter and 29% year-to-year, its highest since the third quarter of 2016.

But average trading VAR overall edged down $1 million quarter-to-quarter to $47 million, pushed down by a larger diversification benefit, which hit $32 million compared with $25 million at end-December. Year-on-year, however, average trading VAR was

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