Investment Banking job description

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Description

Investment Banking is the area of the banks that deals with capital requirements of an enterprise. There are investment banks that assist individuals, corporate companies, enterprises, and government with their requirements related to capital. Some professionals working on this field are Investment Bankers and they are required to generate funds for banks by selling stock within a company and seeking out venture capital. These bankers have a deep knowledge of economic trends and government regulations that affect the investment sector.

Professionals working on Investment Banking area usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Taking care of capital requirements of clients.
• Recommending investment plans.
• Analyzing companies.
• Coordinating between the seller and the buyer.
• Handling portfolios.

Skills

• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having sound understanding of financial subjects.
• Being reliable and trustworthy.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being self-motivated.
• Having good analytical skills.
• Being able to work with people from different cultures.
• Having excellent negotiation skills.
• Being detail oriented.
• Having good math skills.

Education

Investment Banking jobs require candidates having a Bachelor´s or Master´s Degree in Banking, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Accounting, or Investing, including suitable experience for this industry. Some professionals working on this field just have an Undergraduate Degree in Management or Finance with a few credits in Business and Accounting. A recommendation for those who want to have better job opportunities is having an MBA in Finance. This area does not require applicants having licenses, but professionals working on this field must be registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. This institution requires that candidates pass the General Securities Registered Representative Examination. Depending on the state, some candidates need to also pass a second exam called Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination.

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