Financial Results

Q2 Profit At Wells Fargo's Wealth, Investment Arm "Relatively Flat" Year-On-Year

Eliane Chavagnon Editor July 18, 2016

Q2 Profit At Wells Fargo's Wealth, Investment Arm

Net income and revenues were down slightly in Q2 2016 at Wells Fargo's wealth and investment management unit versus a year ago.

The wealth and investment management arm of Wells Fargo posted net income of $584 million in Q2 2016 - “relatively flat” compared with the same period a year ago, when it was $586 million.

Revenues of $3.9 billion, meanwhile, slipped 1 per cent from a year ago, primarily driven by lower asset-based fees and brokerage transaction revenue.

The WIM provision for credit losses increased $12 million from a year ago, primarily due to higher net charge-offs.

Wells Fargo & Company as a whole posted net income of $5.6 billion (or $1.01 per diluted common share) for Q2 2016, compared with $5.7 billion (or $1.03 per share) for Q2 2015.

WIM provides wealth management, investment and retirement products and services to clients across US-based based businesses including Wells Fargo Advisors, The Private Bank, Abbot Downing, Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust, and Wells Fargo Asset Management.

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