The course covers a wide range of investment banking activities, and is supported by a large number of illustrations and case studies in each section of the course. There will be a number of technical discussions, but a stronger focus on the business of investment banking how it is presented in the real world.
Introducing Investment Banking
A. Introducing Investment Banking
The investment bank distinguishes itself from commercial peers, in that it has auxiliary trading function catering for internal investment banking transactions as well for sheer trading for HNWIs.
The main historic activity in investment banks is M&A and advisory services are strong expertise offered. This may include underwriting of corporate finance transactions and/or securities. We cover the interesting area in detail.
B. Investment Banking activities:
- Corporate finance
- Sales and trading
It is important to know the structure of investment banking. It will support us obtain further insight in the overall operation within.
- Capital Markets
- Equity financing
- Debt financing
- Balance sheet analysis (most commonly used ratios)
- Case studies
The fee earner capabilities are strongly embedded in advisory services the investment bank offers. We will cover the subjects in much detail describing the activities.
- Transaction execution
- Inter-department transactions
- Process (including BPMN illustration covering front-to back)
The front office is the treasury department executing the various investment banking transactions. The execution forms part of a rigid process, and is followed by verification and validations by various departments. It is an interesting journey to look into this area.
- Transaction review
- Monitoring internal- and external limits
Controlling functions are important in the chain of events. Errors can be made anywhere, hence the middle office function plays a crucial role in detecting issues. The regulatory limits set by the authorities are also monitored by them.
- Risk management policy
- Limit management
- Internal regulatory oversight
Transactions are creating risks for organizations, and the risk department establishes and protects the agreed risk measures for the various asset classes. The set policy and is the advisor on risk subjects to senior management.
- Regulatory review and reporting
- Financial Reporting
- Transaction validation and review
- Regulatory ratios (LCR and NSFR)
The regulatory ratios set by the authorities are reported by the finance department on a regular basis. This is to ensure that the investment bank remains within the set limits. The front office manages those limits to be complied with.
The Course is Ideal for:
This program will prepare you for a career in Investment Banking, Financial Analysis, Credit Research, Corporate Finance, Equity Research, Fund Management, etc. offered by top-notch employers on the globe.
True passion for Finance, Market & Organizational Analysis.