May 30 (Reuters) - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported a rise in second-quarter profit on Thursday, driven by robust performance in its capital markets and direct financial services segment.

The bank's net income rose to C$1.75 billion ($1.28 billion), or C$1.79 per share, in the three months ended April 30, from C$1.69 billion, or C$1.76 per share, a year earlier. ($1 = 1.3716 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Arasu Kannagi Basil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)