The Role of an Investment Banker

In this post I will be discussing the position of an investment banker. In general terms and investment banker is somebody who can work for an number of different types of entities and tries to grow their capital for them. They usually work in a division at a bank called an investment bank. Investment bankers analyze economic and financial statements on companies and other entities to try and give them a value for if a bank or other entity wants to invest. They identify potential risks and other opportunities to see what the right moves. Large investment banks are Goldman Sachs, Merrill-Lynch, and J.P. Morgan. The average salary of an investment banker is 100,000-150,000 per year. This is a high paying job, but you are expected to be able to work long and grueling hours. When companies come out with an IPO investment bankers have to value the company and then try and come out with a higher price point off of the IPO to try and sell the stocks at to make a profit. This is very risky though because if they over-value the stock they are looking to make a loss. This is a high risk high reward job and it takes a smart, driven individual to do well at it.


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