What Is Investment Banking

What Is Investment Banking2023-07-21T02:33:45+00:00

Investment banking is a division of banking related to the creation of capital through the sale of stocks and bonds to help companies to raise capital.

Operating as a bridge between large enterprises and the investors, investment banks advise businesses and governments on how to meet their financial challenges and the best way to raise funds, be it from stock offerings, bond issues or derivative products.

In addition, investment banks also help with the pricing of financial instruments so as to maximize revenue, navigating regulatory requirements as well as underwriting new debt and equity securities for all types of corporations, aiding in the sale of securities, and helping to facilitate mergers and acquisitions, reorganization and broker trades for both institutions and private investors.

While advising companies and helping them raise funds is an important part of investment banks’ role, investment banks are highly diversified and offer a host of financial services including:

Investment Banking Services

Corporate Finance2022-09-07T11:21:19+00:00
  • Corporate Advisory
  • IPO and secondary offerings (right issues, restricted issues, private placement and special issues)
  • Mergers & acquisitions, takeover, general offer, divestitures and amalgamation
  • Corporate and debt restructuring;
  • Management buyouts
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Equity Crowd Funding
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle (SPACs)
  • Business Trust
Equity Markets2022-09-07T11:22:37+00:00
  • Underwriter, coordinator, book runner, lead manager for equity and equity-linked transactions (which involve originating, structuring, pricing and execution)
  • Stocks and shares trading
  • Securities borrowing & lending
  • Block trades and sell-downs
  • Private placement (Pre-IPO convertibles, high-yield linked notes and mezzanine equities)
  • Share margin financing
  • Authorized Depository Agent (ADA)
  • Custody and nominee services
Islamic Markets2022-09-07T11:23:16+00:00
  • Comprehensive range of Shariah-compliant products
  • Structured products
  • Wealth management
  • Islamic treasury solutions
  • Islamic REITs
  • Islamic syndication
Debt Capital Markets2022-09-07T11:23:54+00:00
  • Underwriting and primary subscription of Private Debt Securities
  • Asset-Backed Securities
  • Project finance
  • Bridging loans
  • Convertible and exchangeable bonds
Asset & Fund Management2022-09-07T11:25:42+00:00
  • Unit Trust
  • Exchange Traded Fund
  • Private wealth management to high net worth individuals
  • Offshore funds and portfolio mandate
  • Private/Public institutional funds
  • Trustee & custodian services
  • Islamic funds management
Derrivaties & Structured Products, Futures & Options2022-09-07T11:26:46+00:00
  • Structured warrants and products, call and put warrants
  • FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Futures (FKLI)
  • Palm Oil Futures
  • Malaysian Government Securities Futures
  • Single Stock Futures
  • Rating advisory
  • Economic research
  • Fixed income research
  • Equity research