Difference between Investment Banking and Corporate Banking


Even though investment banking and corporate banking seems similar, both are diverse streams. Investment banking is a separate zone of banking, which is concerned with providing funds for companies and business establishments. However, corporate banking offers a wide range of banking and fiscal services to national and international operations of local corporates and narrow operations of multinationals corporations.

Investment banking courses and career opportunities

So many Universities and institutes offer different course in investment banking. In addition to the graduate and postgraduate programs in the sector, aspirants can opt for research programs in investment banking. There are also many short-term courses in investment banking that professionals working in the field can pursue. Those who have conceded the programs in the respective fields can search for career in investment banks or related sectors. Professionals working in the field have to raise funds for conglomerations by structuring the issuance of securities like stocks and bonds. Investment bankers’ advice corporations about the positive and negative aspects while contemplating amalgamations and acquisitions. These professionals are one among the highly paid professionals in India. They can expect remunerations about Rs 269,877 - Rs 1,437,845/- per annum.

Corporate banking courses and career opportunities

Since corporate banking is a vast sector, there are so many branches that come under it. Aspirants can pursue the programs in corporate banking with any specialization of their choice. Different Universities all through the world offer diverse courses in the respective subjects. There are Bachelors’ and Masters’ courses in corporate banking. A graduation in the concerned subject is required for the entry-level jobs. Those who have completed the Ph D programs in corporate banking can work as research analysts. Those who have complete MBA in corporate banking can seek for employments in the top most positions of companies. On completion of the varied programs, corporate bankers can seek out for jobs in India as well as abroad. Corporate bankers in their day-to-day affairs deal with lending, cash, treasury, investments and liquidity management products and also perform advisory roles.

Key differentiators between Investment Banking and Corporate Banking

Both Investment banking and corporate banking are segments of the banking sector. Even if these subjects are associated with fiscal depository industry, the activities carried out in both are totally different. Investment banks are pecuniary establishments that support individuals, conglomerations and public sector in raising capital by endorsing or acting as the client’s negotiator in the issuance of securities whereas corporate banks are concerned with the financial assistance provided to local and international operations of transnational corporations.



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