What does an Investment-Banker do?

Investment banking analysts raise capital for businesses and individuals by issuing debt and selling equity. They oversee mergers, conduct research, and assist in preparing legal and financial documents related to their transactions. Investment banking analysts conduct research and review financial information as well as market trends. They create and implement financial models to review deals and determine profitability. They oversee merger-and-acquisition, and supervise IPOs and private-equity settlements.

Investment banking analysts lead and support clients by expanding corporate and personal enterprise and preparing legal and financial records to complete an investment, acquisition, or purchase. They examine risks and provide their financial advice and identify close and potential investors when appropriate. They maintain comprehensive knowledge of regulatory and legal issues in the financial industry. They need a bachelor's degree in finance or related fields and a minimum of three years experience as an investment banking analyst alongside in-depth knowledge of structuring deals, regulations, and principles and protocol for closing.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Investment-Banker Salaries

Average Base Pay

$80,540 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $81K
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Investment-Banker Career Path

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Investment Banking Analyst
Aug 30, 2019

“you will get all knowledge about the trade life cycle and better career opportunities in Accenture.”

Jan 28, 2020

“No Layoff till i worked.Staff will be placded in other projects if one project is closed.”

Commerce BankCommerce Bank
Team-Lead Premier Banking Specialist
Mar 10, 2021

“I would recommend Commerce Bank as an employer if you are looking for a great career path.”

UniCredit GroupUniCredit Group
Corporate Banking
Oct 25, 2021

“Less career development training provided and repetitive”

BMO Capital MarketsBMO Capital Markets
Investment Banking Analyst
Jun 24, 2020

“Fun and great quality work”

Corporate and Investment Banking
Jul 20, 2021

“Relative stable and good job security”

SwimWest Swim SchoolSwimWest Swim School
Investment Banking Analyst
Oct 6, 2020

“awesome place to work and very fun”

Deutsche BankDeutsche Bank
Investment Banking Analyst
Feb 12, 2021

“While I was there many of my managers left; the group looked totally different when I left from when I started 3 yrs.”

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