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Investment banking analysts

Investment banking analysts have to keep a close eye on the finances of the organization. This role involves analyzing cash flow and other account statements. Investment banking analysts are usually slotted in industry-specific categories such as finance, health care, manufacturing or emerging markets. A sharp facility with online spreadsheets and investment models, is vital for an investment analyst. Investment bankers help their clients raise money in capital markets by issuing debt or selling equity in the companies. Other job duties include assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and advising them on unique investment opportunities such as derivatives. An investment banking analyst combs through the investment portfolios of companies or individuals. The research and analysis must be extensive so you can produce a report, which offers ideas or solutions for the diversification or enhancement of the portfolios. As an investment banking analyst, you’re the link between attorneys, investment bankers and clients. You need to prepare for calls or conference meetings with clients. Customers need the expertise of a security analyst when undertaking prospective or actual transactions. Using presentation software such as PowerPoint, they compile pitch books to assist in securing deals with prospective clients. They incorporate comprehensive analysis of investment options and any proposals for the client that are in line with his strategic goals. The pitch book also includes a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis as well as a profile of the respective investment bank. While fund managers are responsible for making decisions about investments, it is investment analysts who have the responsibility of providing information and recommendations that enable such decisions to be made. Investment analyst positions are more commonly open to graduates rather than school leavers. However, it may be possible for school leavers to enter the profession by starting in an administrative role within finance, and undertaking study for entry-level professional qualifications.

Organizations offering the job in Pakistan:

AKD Securities LTD, Karachi

CFA Society Pakistan

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