What does an Investment-Banker do?

Investment banking analysts raise capital for businesses and individuals by issuing debt and selling equity. They oversee mergers, conduct research, and assist in preparing legal and financial documents related to their transactions. Investment banking analysts conduct research and review financial information as well as market trends. They create and implement financial models to review deals and determine profitability. They oversee merger-and-acquisition, and supervise IPOs and private-equity settlements.

Investment banking analysts lead and support clients by expanding corporate and personal enterprise and preparing legal and financial records to complete an investment, acquisition, or purchase. They examine risks and provide their financial advice and identify close and potential investors when appropriate. They maintain comprehensive knowledge of regulatory and legal issues in the financial industry. They need a bachelor's degree in finance or related fields and a minimum of three years experience as an investment banking analyst alongside in-depth knowledge of structuring deals, regulations, and principles and protocol for closing.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Investment-Banker Salaries

Average Base Pay

$125,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$88K
Median: $125K
$200K
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Investment-Banker Career Path

Learn how to become an Investment-Banker, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Investment Banking Analyst
$120,000/yr
L3
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Investment-Banker Insights

Read what Investment-Banker professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Black Legend CapitalBlack Legend Capital
Investment Banking Analyst
17 Apr 2021

“Really great to work with managing directors and senior analyst with strong investment banking and investing background.”

AccentureAccenture
Investment Banking Analyst
30 Aug 2019

“you will get all knowledge about the trade life cycle and better career opportunities in Accenture.”

Wells FargoWells Fargo
Investment Banking Summer Analyst
8 Dec 2021

“Wells Fargo has the best corporate culture out of any of the other investment banks I interviewed with.”

AccentureAccenture
Banking
28 Jan 2020

“No Layoff till i worked.Staff will be placded in other projects if one project is closed.”

Commerce BankCommerce Bank
Team-Lead Premier Banking Specialist
10 Mar 2021

“I would recommend Commerce Bank as an employer if you are looking for a great career path.”

Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaCommonwealth Bank of Australia
Customer Banking Specialist
2 Nov 2021

“CBA have a great work life balance as well and is all about providing an amazing atmosphere for both team and customers.”

BMO Capital MarketsBMO Capital Markets
Investment Banking Analyst
24 Jun 2020

“Fun and great quality work”

ScotiabankScotiabank
Corporate and Investment Banking
20 Jul 2021

“Relative stable and good job security”

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Investment-Banker Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an investment banker

When working as an investment banker, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leases, Degree IN Finance, Budgetary, Methodology and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to investment banker are:
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Trader

The most common qualifications to become an investment banker is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.