Distinct Areas of Investment Banking

Distinct Areas of Investment Banking

In the second part of Bill's video on investment banks, he explains some of the functions the bank performs, including capital raising, sales and trading, and financial advisory.
Overview

Investment banks generally cover several distinct areas: capital raising, through debt and equity instruments; financial advisory services, including M&A advice; and sales and trading services, through trading desks. However, this leaves them liable to legal, credit, market and other forms of risk.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is capital raising?

  • What are the benefits of trading for investment banks?

  • What financial advisory services do investment banks provide?

  • What risks are investment banks exposed to?

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Bill Gallagher

Bill Gallagher

Bill spent over 25 years working in finance and advising corporations. He has experienced finance from legal, banking and corporate perspectives. Most recently, Bill has been a director of a Belgian-based company specialising in high voltage subsea cables and gas pipelines, and advises related companies on financing and M&A.

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