Investment Banks help companies and governments issue securities, help investors purchase securities, manage financial assets, trade securities and provide financial advice. Firms have different areas and groups within them including sales and trading, investment banking and capital markets.
From raising money, to advisory services, to underwriting and brokerage services, to research, to asset management Investment Bankers do it all. The main areas of work are in Corporate Finance, Trading and Research Analysis. In Corporate Finance you would be dealing with corporate clients giving advice such as mergers and acquisitions and raising money from the equity and debt market. In the Trading business you buy and sell securities and commodities. Finally, Research Analysts analyze the movement of stocks and predict actions.
Recruiters for jobs in Investment Banking look for an array of skills, including:
Students at Goizueta choose from a variety of elective options in the area of Investment Banking, including:
Undergraduate Institution: University of Queensland, Australia
Pre-MBA Job: Investment Research, AIG Advisor Group - Atlanta
I am extremely excited about my career as an investment banker at Barclays Capital - I know that I could not have taken a better first step.
Pre-MBA Job: Ernst & Young LLP, International Tax Consulting, Atlanta
Undergraduate Institution: University of Mississippi
The Career Services Center was instrumental in helping me get the job that I wanted.
Undergraduate Institution: Washington and Lee
Pre-MBA Job: Investor Relations, Investment Technology Group - New York
Atlanta is home to some of the most respected companies in the world and Goizueta has a strong relationship with each of those companies.
Pre-MBA Job: Financial Analyst, Zephyr Management - New York City
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University
Throughout my investment banking job search, one of the greatest resources was the alumni network.