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Definition of Investment Banking

Definition An individual or institution, which acts as an underwriter or agent for corporations and municipalities issuing securities. Most also maintain broker/dealer operations, maintain markets for previously issued securities, and offer advisory services to investors. Investment banks also have a large role in facilitating mergers and acquisitions private equity placements and corporate restructuring. Unlike traditional […]

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Write a note on History of Investment banking

History of Investment banking Given its history, merchant banking is often thought of as a European, and especially British, financial specialty, and British institutions continue to maintain a major presence in this area. Since the 1800s and even earlier, however, U.S. firms (such as J.P. Morgan) also have been active in merchant banking. However, although […]

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Write a note on Evolution of investment banking in India

Evolution of investment banking in India The origin of investment banking in India can be traced back to the late 19th century when European merchant banks set up their agency house in the country to assist in the setting up of new projects. In the early 20th century large business houses followed suit by establishing […]

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Who needs an Investment Bank

Who needs an Investment Bank Any firm contemplating a significant transaction can benefit from the advice of an investment bank. Although large corporations often have sophisticated finance and corporate development departments provide objectivity, a valuable contact network, allows for efficient use of client personnel, and is vitally interested in seeing the transaction close. Most small […]

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Write a note on main activities of investment bank

The primary function of an investment bank is buying and selling products both on behalf of the bank’s clients and also for the bank itself. Banks undertake risk through proprietary trading, done by a special set of traders who do not interface with clients and through Principal Risk, risk undertaken by a trader after he […]

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Write a note on Back Office

Back Office Operations involve data-checking trades that have been conducted, ensuring that they are not erroneous, and transacting the required transfers. While it provides the greatest job security  of the divisions within an investment bank, it is a critical part of the bank that involves managing the financial information of the bank and ensures efficient […]

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Write a note on Functions of merchant banking

Functions of the merchant banking divisions are as follows:   1. Advice and liaison obtaining consent of the Central and Stat e Government, for the project if necessary; 2. Preparation of economic, technical and financial feasibility reports; 3. Initial project preparation, pre-investment survey, and market studies; 4. Help in raising rupee resources from financial institutions […]

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Write a note on Investment Project Advisory

Investment Project Advisory – investment bankers are associated with their clients from the early stage of their project. They assist the companies in conceptualizing the project idea when it is at nebulous stage. Once the project is conceptualized, they carry out the initial feasibility studied to examine its viability. Investment bankers provide inputs to their […]

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Write a note on Management of debt and equity offering

Management of debt and equity offering – This is the traditional ‘bread and butter’ operations for most of the investment banker in India. The role of the investment banker is dynamic and it has to be nimble footed to capitalize on available opportunities. It has to assist its clients in raising fund from the market. […]

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Write a note on distribution network of Investment banker

Placement and distribution – The distribution network of Investment banker can be classified as institutional and retail. The network of institutional investors consist of Mutual Funds, FIIs, bank, domestic and multinational financial institutions, PE, pension funds, etc. the size of this network represent the wholesale reach of the Investment banker. The basic requirement to create […]

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