investment banking

Definition

Division of banking encompassing business entities dealing with creation of capital for other companies. In addition to acting as agents or underwriters for companies in the process of issuing securities, investment banks also advise companies on matters related to the issue and placement of stock.

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During the 2008 financial crisis, unstable loans were taken out through investment banking that could not be traced back to the origin.

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When my business could no longer support its own growth from our stock growth, we turned to investment banking to make sure we were getting the best use from our investments.

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The investment banking arm of the multinational bank is responsible for underwriting new securities for existing company's as well as the IPOs of newly public startups.

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