Investment Banking – LVC


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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

Module (1) Introduction to Investment Banking
Activity overview investment banking:
Asset Management – managing of funds on behalf of clients
Investment banks maintain asset management function for own- and/or client’s account. The service is fee and performance driven. We will cover in detail this important function within an investment bank.

Proprietary Trading
Money management for the benefit of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) trading of different asset classes including securities and shares.

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.

Advisory Services
Mergers and acquisitions, advisory services, and securities underwriting

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.

Buy & sell side of investment banking
The investment banking has two side, of which one is “Buy-side” and “Sell-side”. The first one relating to bringing investors to invest, whilst the latter is corporate finance related.

The developments and current state of investment banking
The first investment bank activities laid the corner stone to the development of this important banking function. History helps us to understand the underlying principles and formed part of the development of investment banking. The current environment has become extremely dynamic, especially the last two decades.

B. Investment Banking activities:

Module (2) Asset Management (AM)
The managing Asset Management
Asset management is a core activity and supports investment banking. The handling of the activity of asset management provides good insight learning what happens inside.

The asset classes offered in Asset management
There are a great number of diverse asset classes that are managed in an asset management environment. We will enjoy the diverse nature of the activity and the detailed explanations.

Asset Management process
Every activity within any financial institutions has a formalized approach and process. For that reason, we should understand the controls and processes involved to operate in this environment.

Case studies

Module (3) Proprietary Trading

Trading of all asset classes (instrument details discussed)
Trading is a high-skills, and most instruments traded for proprietary trading will be discussed in detail.

Technical analyses for trading
Successful trading can only be done when there are solid techniques used. We will discuss most common methods and indicators used.

Fundamental analysis
Fundamental analysis are as important area to cover as its technical proponent. In fact, a combination of the two will support the decision-making process.

Case studies

Module (4) Investment Banking structure
  • Corporate finance
  • Sales and trading
  • Research
  • Illustrations

It is important to know the structure of investment banking. It will support us obtain further insight in the overall operation within.

Module (5) Advisory Services
  • Capital Markets
  • Equity financing
  • Debt financing
  • Underwriting
  • 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.

Module (6) Front Office
  • Transaction execution
  • Inter-department transactions
  • Limitations
  • Process (including BPMN illustration covering front-to back)
  • Authorizations

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.

Module (7) Middle Office
  • Transaction review
  • Monitoring internal- and external limits
  • Reporting

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.

Module (8) Risk Management
  • 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.

Module (9) Finance department
  • 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.

Course Pre-requisites:

True passion for Finance, Market & Organizational Analysis.

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