Roles and responsibilities
An investment banker is a representative of a financial institution or investment bank, who works with privately-owned companies.
He or she may provide the company or client with advice related to investment options and methods for raising capital.
An investment banker may also manage a company's investment portfolio; work is mergers and acquisitions; and handle large financial transactions, including both arranging and negotiating them.
Many bankers are also involved in research. This might involve studying the market and looking at similar companies.