investment bank


investment bank
Financial intermediaries who perform a variety of services, including aiding in the sale of securities, facilitating mergers and other corporate reorganizations, acting as brokers to both individual and institutional clients, and trading for their own accounts. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
See: underwriters. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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An investment bank is a financial intermediary that offers a range of services and advice to its clients. The role of an investment bank includes corporate finance, securities trading, research, investment management and international finance. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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   A US term used to describe banks that specialize in financial market activities, raising funds for companies through the issue of bonds and equities, rather than concentrating on lending and the mechanics of money transmission. In Europe they are also known as merchant banks.

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investment bank UK US noun [C] BANKING, FINANCE
a bank that helps companies and organizations to buy and sell shares, bonds, etc. and helps companies to buy or merge (= join) with other companies: »

The successful bid was led by an investment bank.

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The telecoms analyst at the investment bank estimated that the business was worth around €1bn..

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big/large/major investment banks

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an American/British/Japanese investment bank

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a Wall Street/City investment bank


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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