Education Requirements:The minimum requirement for an investment banker is a bachelor’s degree with MBA in Sales / Finance & Marketing from renowned institutes.Skill Set :Candidates must have superior math skills and must have knowledge of atleast one of following; Debt Syndication / Pvt. Equity / M & A / ECB / FDI / Venture capital / Strategic Investments / HNI & UHNI Interaction etc.Candidates must also be extremely detail oriented and self-motivated. This positiongenerally requires employees to work and travel independently. Candidates must be self-starters, self-disciplined and extremely open minded as they will regularly be interacting withpeople from a variety of different cultures.Expertise in MS Office and Power point presentation is required.Skills Required:Hard Work Expected and RespectedInvestment banking is a high work, high risk, high reward profession. When you start your hours will typically be long but the work can be exciting. Communication and Completion Abilities Key: In mid-career, your success usually will depend on your ability to communicate with clients and get deals done. At this level it is also important to have a good understanding of market trends, the political and macroeconomic environment and deal mechanics.Job Profile:Investment banker works in dedicated teams, focusing on specific transactions or market sectors. He / She also work alongside other related professionals such as lawyers and accountants.Investment banker deal in three main areas:§ Debt capital markets: working with lenders such as Banks, NBFC’s, financial institutions, agencies and public and private companies to support client debt. This includes raising new debt,restructuring debt, refinancing debt etc.§ Equity capital markets: advising clients on how much capital to raise, from where and when.§ Mergers and acquisitions: assisting clients with expansion to increase profitability, safeguard market position, diversify, etc. Corporate investment bankers manage the transaction process, assessing the target organisation and the impact of the deal. This involves knowledge of legal and regulatory issues as well as sound financial knowledge and an in depth understanding of the client’s industry. Although dealing with different, specific business areas, project teams liaise with one another during the two phases of a deal in order to obtain relevant specialist information and market intelligence.
Typical activities on a day-to- day basis include:Thoroughly researching market conditions and developmentsIdentifying new business opportunitiesCarrying out financial modelling, then developing and presenting appropriate financial solutions to clientsLiaising with the chief executives and chief finance officers of large organisationsCoordinating teams of professionals, including accountants, lawyers and PR consultants and working closely with them.