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Investment bankers are investment professionals who combine financial services industry expertise, analytical skills, and persuasive communication skills to support institutional clients in activities such as capital raising and mergers and acquisitions.


"There are a lot of ways that investment banking models work, but these risks are not internalized by the people that are taking them."

-Robert F. Engle


Who are Investment Bankers?

Investment banking refers to certain activities of a financial services company or a corporate division that involve advisory-based financial transactions on behalf of individuals, corporations, and governments.

What are the qualifications needed to become an Investment Banker?

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • CFA.

  • CA.

  • Analytics.

  • Calculative skills.

  • Finance knowledge.

  • IT Skills.

What stream is best/suitable/relevant to be an Investment Banker?

To become an investment banker you need to have a basis of commerce studies. So it is necessary to take commerce streams. An Investment Banker is an individual who often works as part of a financial institution and is primarily concerned with raising capital for corporations, governments, or other entities.

Which Course will be best to become an Investment Banker?

MBA (Finance) is one of the most popular ways to enter the Investment Banking industry. Since this postgraduate course covers all vital disciplines such as business management, accounting, marketing, commercial acumen, finance & financial analysis, it grooms students for an investment banking career.

University in India to study Investment Banker?

  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

  • Indian College of Business, Hyderabad.

  • Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

  • MICA, Ahmedabad.

  • School of Management Studies, Delhi.

What are the top universities out of India/Abroad to study Investment Banker?

  • Harvard University, the US.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the US.

  • Stanford University, the US.

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the UK.

  • University of Oxford, the UK.

  • University of Cambridge, the UK.

What are the entrance Exams for Investment Bankers?

  • CAT,

  • XAT,

  • GMAT,

  • SNAP,

  • NMAT.

Which skills Required to be an Investment Banker?

  • To work in a fast-paced,

  • Team-based environment with minimal supervision.

  • Working knowledge of deal structuring and closing principals.

  • Strong communication and networking skills.

  • Impeccable research,

  • Quantitative and analytical skills,

  • Especially in explaining market events.

Which type of personality is best for an Investment Banker?

Investment bankers tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be conventional, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment.

What are the best companies offering jobs as an Investment Banker?

  • Goldman Sachs.

  • J.P. Morgan.

  • Citi.

  • Accenture.

  • Wipro.

  • HSBC.

  • Deutsche Bank.

  • Bank of America.


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