The Investment Banking and Securities Dealing industry has been on a roller coaster ride over the five years to 2014. The recession, highlighted by contracting equity markets and low business confidence, destroyed initial public offerings and merger and acquisition activity. Revenue has recovered since, and will likely continue to grow over the next five years as the general economic environment and corporate profit improve. This growth, however, will be somewhat constrained by the sharp rise in government regulation enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
This industry is composed of firms and individuals that provide a range of securities services, including investment banking and broker-dealer trading services. They also offer banking and wealth management services and engage in proprietary trading (trading their own capital for a profit) to varying degrees. Investment banking services include securities underwriting and corporate financial services while trading services include market making and broker-dealer services.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.