What is an Investment Bank?

What is an Investment Bank?

Bill Gallagher

30 years: Credit & banking

An investment bank is defined by what it does. In this video, Bill discusses leading investment banks, how they operate and how they were regulated prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

An investment bank is defined by what it does. In this video, Bill discusses leading investment banks, how they operate and how they were regulated prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

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What is an Investment Bank?

9 mins 29 secs

Overview

Investment banking refers to organisations that provide financial and strategic advice to their customers. However, it is important to note that not all companies providing these services are “regulated banks”. Some examples of the large global players are JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define investment banking, and describe its core services

  • Discuss the distinction between regulated banks and investment banks

  • Give some examples of real-world investment banks

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Bill Gallagher

Bill Gallagher

Bill spent over 25 years working in finance and advising corporations. He has experienced finance from legal, banking and corporate perspectives. Most recently, Bill has been a director of a Belgian-based company specialising in high voltage subsea cables and gas pipelines, and advises related companies on financing and M&A.

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