Investment Banking - Definition

Division of banking encompassing business entities dealing with creation of Capital for other companies. An investment bank is a financial institution that assists individuals, corporations and governments in raising capital by underwriting and/or acting as the client's Agent in the issuance of securities. An investment bank may also assist companies involved in mergers and acquisitions. That is, in addition to acting as agents or underwriters for companies in the Process of issuing securities, investment banks also advise companies on matters related to the issue and placement of stock. Investment banking is split into the so-called Front Office, middle office, and Back Office. While large service investment banks Offer all of the lines of businesses, both sell side and buy side, smaller ones sell side investment firms such as boutique investment banks and small Broker-dealers focus on investment banking and sales, trading, research, respectively.

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