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Glossary Term: INVESTMENT BANK

Definition(s) for INVESTMENT BANK:


1. ) A securities firm, financial company or brokerage house that helps companies take new issues to market. An investment bank purchases new securities from the issuer, then distributes them to dealers and investors, profiting on the spread between the purcha

2. ) Also known as underwriters, investment banks serve as middlemen between corporations issuing new securities and the buying public. Normally one or more investment banks buy the new issue of securities from the issuing company for a negotiated price. The company walks away with this new supply of capital, while the investment banks form a syndicate and resell the issue to their customer base and the investing public. Investment banks perform a variety of other financial services, such as merger and acquisition advice and market analysis.

3. ) 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.



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