Investment Banker

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An Investment Banker is a professional who works in a financial institution, typically a bank that offers various financial services such as underwriting, trading and corporate finance. The primary role of an investment banker is to assist companies, governments and other entities in raising capital by providing advice on financial matters as well as managing the process of issuing and selling securities.

Top employers in the investment banking industry include large multinational banks such as Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, boutique investment banks and advisory firms. Investment bankers can work in a variety of industries and sectors including healthcare, technology, energy and real estate. Salaries in the investment banking industry can be very high with entry-level analysts earning six-figure salaries as well as senior executives earning millions of dollars per year.


For Bachelor’s

  • The candidates must obtain at least 50% marks in their secondary board exam from an accredited institution to pass.
  • To start a career as an investment banker, the students are required to pursue a Bachelor's degree from any recognised academic institution.
  • Furthermore, the applicants can apply for bachelor’s in finance, economics or business administration typically including coursework in accounting, financial analysis, financial management, economics and statistics. 

 For Masters

  • A Master's in Business Administration (MBA) is a common degree among investment bankers as it provides comprehensive training in finance, accounting, management and other business disciplines. 

Job Roles

Investment bankers are professionals who work with corporations, government and other institutions to provide financial advisory services along with helping them raise capital for various purposes. Some of the key job roles of investment bankers include:

  • Analyst/ Junior Analyst
  • Associate/ Senior Analyst
  • Leadership Roles

Top Recruiters

Investment bankers are high in demand and top financial institutions including investment banks, private equity firms and hedge funds recruit talented professionals for various roles. Some of the top recruiters of investment bankers include:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Citigroup
  • Bank of America
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Barclays

Employment Sector

  • Investment Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Hedge Funds
  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Government Offices


An Investment Banker’s pay varies depending on the organisation's size, location, industry as well as an experience in a particular organisation. 


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹4,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹7,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹15,00,000 


  • Financial analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Relationship building
  • Analytical thinking


Investment banking is a highly lucrative as well as rewarding career path for professionals with strong financial skills and a passion for the financial industry. These analysts are typically entry-level positions that provide exposure to a range of financial analysis, modelling and client-facing activities.  Moreover, investment bankers have a range of career opportunities available to them including opportunities to move up the ranks within investment banking, transition to a private equity firm or hedge fund, pursue other roles within the financial industry.  With the right skills and expertise, investment bankers can build highly successful and rewarding careers in the financial industry both within their current company as well as in other industries.


  • High Earning Potential
  • Prestige
  • Exposure to a Variety of Industries
  • Professional Development
  • Global Opportunities
  • Transferable Skills
  • Networking Opportunities


  • Long Hours
  • High Pressure
  • Demanding Workload
  • Competitive Environment
  • Limited Creativity
  • Limited Client Interaction
  • Lack of Work-life Balance