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Sujai Adithya
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What is an Investment Bank?

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Sujai Adithya
Business Development and Banking & Financial Services Expert

Investment banking is a special segment of banking9 operation that helps individuals or organisations raise capital and provide financial consultancy services to them. They act as intermediaries between security issuers and investors and help new firms to go public. They either buy all the available shares at a price estimated by their experts and resell them to public or sell shares on behalf of the issuer and take commission on each share.

The advisory division of an investment bank (IB) is paid a fee for their services, while the trading division experiences profit or loss based on its market performance. Professionals who work for investment6 banks may have careers as financial advisers, traders or salespeople. An investment banking career can be very lucrative, but it typically comes with long hours and significant stress.