Chapter 7

Investment Banks and Finance Companies


Investment banks offer services in equity capital markets, leveraged debt capital markets, commercial real estate, asset finance and leasing, and corporate lending services. The major functions of investment banks are raising funds, asset management, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, brokerage services, and market making. The asset management function of investment banks involves managing the funds of corporations and investing in stocks, fixed-income securities/bonds, derivatives investments, and other types of investments. Investment banks are actively involved in mergers and acquisitions by performing the functions of deal making. Securities underwriting is the process by ...

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