Investment Banking Templates

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Investment Banking Templates

What is Investment Banking?

Investment banking is a division of a bank or financial institution which provides underwriting (capital raising) and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to institutional clients or government bodies. Investment banks usually plays the role of a sell side during a financial transaction to work things out for the investors and corporations.

What Do Investment Banks Do?

Full-service investment banks provide the following services to their clients:

  • Underwriting: Help investors and companies raise money or go public through an initial public offering (IPO) process.
  • Mergers & acquisitions (M&A): Provide advise for the buyers and sellers of businesses and assist with the entire M&A process.
  • Sales & trading: Act as agents for clients by matching up buyers and sellers of securities in the secondary market.
  • Equity research: Advise investors on investment decisions.
  • Asset management: Manage various types of investments for institutional and individual investors.

Top Investment Banking Skills

Analysts and associates at investment banks should possess the following skill sets in order to be successful in their career:

  • Financial modeling
  • Business valuation
  • Create pitchbooks and presentations
  • Prepare transaction documents
  • Client relationship management
  • Sales and business development
  • Negotiation