© Reuters. Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO Gorman speaks throughout the Institute of International Financing Annual Fulfilling in Washington
By Olivia Oran (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley (N:-RRB- might make quarterly revenue of around $1 billion for its fixed earnings, currencies and products trading device, Chief Executive James Gorman said on Tuesday. The Wall Street bank is seeing earnings grow in its bond trading business, or FICC, even with lowered headcount, Gorman said, speaking at the bank’s U.S. Financials Conference in New York. Morgan Stanley could create $4 billion in FICC earnings each year, he added. Gorman had not previously offered financiers earnings guidance around the FICC business in the last several quarters. Morgan Stanley has been focused on rebuilding spirits in its bond trading unit and maintaining existing workers, he added, after the bank cut 25 percent of its set income trading jobs last year. The company is trying to move away from unstable businesses like trading to more stable locations such as wealth management. Gorman said Morgan Stanley is finished with significant headcount reductions in FICC for the next 12 months. “We aren’t in business of slicing and changing,” he said. Wall Street companies broadly are dealing with weak point in their set earnings units as regulations have made trading less profitable. Morgan Stanley executives have actually formerly said they believe the pool for fixed earnings trading has actually shrunk considerably over the last three years to $100 billion industrywide from $150 billion to $160 billion in the past. In the very first quarter, Morgan Stanley generated FICC revenue of $873 million, down 56 percent from $1.9 billion a year earlier. In January, the bank named Sam Kellie-Smith, who formerly ran equities trading, as a new moving towards its set earnings trading business. Ted Choose, who previously ran the bank’s equities trading unit, was charged by Gorman last year to oversee its entire trading business. Disclaimer: Combination Media would like to remind you that the data consisted of in this site is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges however rather by market makers, and so rates may not be accurate and might differ from the real market price, suggesting rates are a sign and not necessary for trading purposes. Therefore Blend Media does n`t bear any obligation for any trading losses you may incur as an outcome of using this data. Fusion Media or anybody included with Blend Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of dependence on the info including information, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals consisted of within this site. Please be totally informed relating to the dangers and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is among the riskiest investment kinds possible.