An introduction to investment banking

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This module reviews the basic structure of an investment bank. It focuses on the basic activities of the different functional areas including sales and trading, corporate finance, compliance etc.

What you will learn

  • Know what sales and trading does and the role of research
  • Know key terms like Chinese wall, LIBOR, derivatives, leveraged finance, Financial Sponsors Group (FSG), Financial Institutions Group (FIG)
  • Gain an understanding of the capital structure of companies, the split between debt and equity and how leverage increases returns to equity
  • Understand what bonds and Eurobond markets are and what the Debt Capital Markets (DCM) do
  • Understand what convertible bonds are, as well as asset backed securities such as Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) and Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO and cdos)
  • Understand what equities (stocks or shares) are and the work of the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) – in both primary issues (Initial Public Offering or IPO) as a book runner or lead, and in secondary offerings (rights issues)
  • Understand what mergers and acquisitions are
  • Gain an understanding of the different parts of the investment bank or Investment Banking Division (IBD) and how they interrelated

Who should attend

Financial professionals who need to understand how the world of investment banking works at high level.

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  • An understanding and overview of how an investment bank is structured.
  • How corporate finance fits into the investment bank.
  • Understand Bonds and Equities and review the activities of Debt Capital Markets or DCM and Equity Capital Markets or ECM.
  • An introduction to Mergers & Acquisitions or M&A.


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