Articles on Investment Banking

This article explains the concept of investment banks. It also differentiates investment banks from other financial institutions like commercial banks. Other activities performed by investment banks are also explained in this article.

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This article provides information about the different departments within an investment bank. It explains what terms such as front office and back office mean. It provides a detailed explanation of the meaning of these terms.

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This article explains the various sources of income that investment banks have. It also explains the risks that investment banks have to undertake while generating these different income streams.

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This article explains the different types of investment banks. It lists the defining features of each type and also explains what differentiates them from the others. The pros and cons of using different types of investment banks have also been listed down.

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This article explains the concept of conflict of interest from the point of view of investment banking. It also explains the concept with the help of an example. Common steps that are taken in order to avoid conflict of interest have also been listed down.

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This article explains the concept of deal sourcing. It explains the various sources through which deal sourcing or deal origination takes place. Lastly, it also explains why tracking and managing the deal sourcing process can be challenging.

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This article explains what private placements are and how investment banks help companies in making private placements. It also explains why many investors prefer to invest in private placements.

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This article explains the concept of precedent transaction analysis. It explains the importance of this analysis as well as explains the steps which are commonly used in this analysis.

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This article explains the concept of Qualified Institutional Placements (QIP). It also explains the advantages of this approach. The limitations and procedure that needs to be followed have also been discussed in this article.

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This article explains the meaning of underwriting in detail. The meaning is explained in the context of the investment banking profession. Also, the factors considered by investment bankers before they underwrite an issue have also been discussed in detail.

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This article explains the concept of prime brokerage in investment banks. It also explains some of the different types of prime brokerages, the risks that they pose as well as the remuneration that they earn.

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This article explains the concept of follow on public offer (FPO). It also explains the various types of follow on public offerings (FPO). The rationale used by investors who invest in these issues has also been explained in this article.

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This article explains the concept of floatation costs. It also explains why floatation costs vary so much, depending upon the security as well as the company in question. Lastly, it explains how floatation costs affect the capital budgeting calculations of the clients of investment banks.

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This article explains the concept of roadshows. It explains why roadshows are an important part of the investment banking process. It also explains how the roadshow is organized as well as the different benefits of the event.

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This article explains the concept of bridge loans in investment banking. It explains why bridge loans are considered risky and why investment banks continue to make loans despite the risk involved. It also explains the ethical conundrum associated with bridge loans in investment banking.

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This article explains the concept of leveraged buyouts. It also explains how investment bankers help make these buyouts a reality. The various services provided by investment banks have been explained in detail.

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