With the worst of the financial crisis now past, industry participants have spent the last five years waiting for the return of confidence among company boards and stability in equity markets. The sharemarket recorded a strong performance in 2012-13 and a wave of initial public offerings (IPOs) came to the market the following year. Merger and acquisition (M&A) deal volumes and sizes have started to pick up, with 2014-15 estimated to be the best year in over five years. Unlike investment banking, the brokerage side of the industry has struggled to post significant growth.
This industry provides investment banking and brokerage services. Brokerage services include trading stocks, shares or other financial assets on a commission or transaction fee basis. Investment banking activities include corporate finance and advisory services, underwriting and principal trading.
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.