JPMorgan sees flat second quarter markets revenue verses year earlier

FILE PHOTO: A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York, U.S., September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM.N corporate and investment bank chief Daniel Pinto said that second-quarter markets revenue looks like it will be flat compared with a year earlier.

Speaking on Tuesday at an investor conference, Pinto said that the drag of several one-off items is reducing the benefit of “mid-single digit” percentage improvements in core trading business, such as in rates, credit, and equities.

The odd items include tax law consequences on a spread business and the effect of some accounting rules on some investments, Pinto said.

Pinto spoke at the start of a work week that is loaded with presentations by Wall Street executives.

Reporting by David Henry in New York; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli