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Top in revenues in the first half of the year in fixed income, equities and M&A.

JPMorgan, led by CEO Jamie Dimon.

Whether the revenues will filter down into banker pockets is, however, another matter.

Reuters reports that JPMorgan  retained its position as No. 1 investment bank by revenues for the first half of 2013 and took the top spot in all three categories: fixed income, equities and advisory, a survey showed on Thursday.

Investment bank revenues were $13.1bn in the first half of 2013, putting it ahead of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi.

JPMorgan remained in first place in fixed income commodities and currencies rankings, with revenues of $7.6bn. Citi came in second, followed by Deutsche Bank.

Dimon's firm achieved joint top spot in equities, alongside Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and UBS. Each earned $2.7bn in revenue from their equities divisions in the first half.

In advisory and origination, Bank of America joined JPMorgan as the top ranked investment bank with first half revenue of $2.8bn.

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