Investment Banking IT
To provide an overview of functions of investment banks, their IT spend, and software used.
Underwriting New Stock Issues
- Investment banks act as intermediaries between companies and investors through initial public offerings (IPOs).
- Companies hire investment banks to offer IPOs. Investment banks will "set everything and list IPO in a stock exchange".
Merger and Acquisitions
- Investment banks help companies to purchase/join other companies. They might represent the seller or the buyer in the M&A transaction.
- The banks provide funds and also issue new securities to the market.
- Investment banks help organizations to manage financial risks. The banks highlight the risks and how they can be handled.
- These risks include "business risk, investment risk, legal & compliance risk, and operational risk".
- The aim of investment bank research is to give a rating of the business and enable investors to make an investment decision.
- Types of research include "equity research, fixed income research, macroeconomic research", and qualitative research.
Structuring of Derivatives
- Investment banks prepare derivatives in order to attract investors. The derivatives may be based on single or multiple securities.
- Investment banks may provide consultancy services to companies.
- This may include raising funds, project management, leasing services, money market operations, portfolio management, and broker in stock exchange.
- Investment banks guide investors in purchasing and managing their portfolio.
- They also prepare reports based on performance and use the reports to make decisions on financial securities.
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