Unlike a conventional bank, an investment bank handles risky and bigger projects. Proprietary trading is one of the things investment banking helps with. This involves buying stocks and other financial instruments on behalf of customers in a bid to make profit. An investment bank also launches new products and offers insurance for bonds. Due to the risk potential of the activities carried out by an investment bank, it has not been possible to merge conventional banks with investment banks.
Sales and trading
The primary function of investment bank is to sell and buy financial products on behalf of its clients. Clients buy financial products in order to make money in every trade. Therefore, investment banks have a sales force, whose objective is to contact institutions and investors to inform them about trading ideas and accept orders issued by other traders. The team also discusses pricing and calculates potential earnings from a sale or buy. These are strategists, who are also tasked with offering advice to external observers who are willing to venture into a market.
This involves preparing analyses of the market regarding the credit risk to clients into their balance after certain transactions. The risk is focused on market activity such as bond issuance, loan syndication and restructuring. Investment banking professionals like Martin Lustgarten who work on risk management conduct a review of trading activities and sales using the VaR model to come up with hedge-fund solutions.
About Martin Lustgarten
Martin Lustgarten is a renowned business professional, who works as a professional financial analyst and investment banking assistant to various companies and individuals. Martin offers advice regarding securities and helps investors to understand when to sell or buy securities. He is a key expert in the stock markets as he holds exceptional skills that are useful in providing analyses and predictions useful to traders.
He is an investment expert in every field, so anyone looking to run a profitable business should seek his counsel before entering the market. He keeps a diverse portfolio that highlights his successes and contributions in the achievements of major companies and businesses.