Investment Banking

12/12/2014 Career

Investment banker is a person who helps an organization to raise its funds, by doing thorough study of the market trends, risk involved in investments and the prevalent economic conditions. An investment banker provides wide-range of services including endorsing securities, trading of stock and bond, facilitating mergers and acquisitions, maintaining broker-dealer operations and providing financial guidance regarding pricing of securities, issuing and placement of stocks. The job requires detailed research work prior to any investment. Dedication, commitment, hard work, devotion is necessary to excel in this field. A proficient investment banker can fetch high returns to the company. One has to be enthusiastic, passionate, pro-active, quick decision makers and should be able to handle difficult circumstances with ease, to become a good investment banker.

Course Details
Courses in the field of investment banking are conducted at under graduate as well as at post graduate levels, in the field of investment banking. Diploma and certificate courses are also offered by some institutes. Minimum qualification for under graduate program in investment banking is 10+2. For post graduation, one has to be a graduate in the relevant field. Workshops are conducted by many institutions. The course provides detailed overview of work conditions and job requirements of an investment banker.

Career Prospects
Investment banking is one of the most popular career options among the youth of India, since it is a money-spinning job that provides opportunities to grow. Numerous opportunities are waiting for specialists in this field. Banks are always in need of skilled investment bankers, who can contribute more towards the growth of the organization. With globalization, the scope of investment banking has widened.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
In the current scenario, career as an investment banker can be a good option. Several institutions are now offering training and education in this field. Some of the prominent institutes are Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (ICFAI) (Tripura) and The Society of Certified Investment Bankers, (Hyderabad).

A beginner can earn anywhere between Rs20000-Rs30000 per month, in the field of investment banking. With experience, an investment banker can get higher salary package.�

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