investment banker

Definition

An individual or institution which acts as an underwriter or agent for corporations and municipalities issuing securities. Most also maintain broker/dealer operations, maintain markets for previously issued securities, and offer advisory services to investors. investment banks also have a large role in facilitating mergers and acquisitions, private equity placements and corporate restructuring. Unlike traditional banks, investment banks do not accept deposits from and provide loans to individuals. also called investment banker.

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The investment banker had made his recommendation on the choice of securities that would match the desires of the company.

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As Nathan listened intently, the investment banker carefully explained the risks and benefits of investing in the stock of an edible handbag company.

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They decided to hire JP Morgan as the Investment Banker on their securities. They needed someone with the expertise and market sense to make it work.

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