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investment bank Syllabification: in·vest·ment bank
Pronunciation: /inˈves(t)mənt ˌbaNGk/

Definition of investment bank in English:


A bank that purchases large holdings of newly issued shares and resells them to investors.
Example sentences
  • The investment bank also benefits from the additional fees it earns for stabilising the stock.
  • One of my brightest - and wealthiest - friends is a big hitter in an American investment bank.
  • If a manager thinks a stock might fall in value, he can borrow shares from an investment bank and sell them.


investment banker
Example sentences
  • An investment banker might point to the state of the capital markets, where raising start-up money now is close to impossible.
  • Firms using Morgan Stanley as their investment banker paid significantly higher premiums than other firms.
  • An experienced investment banker can sometimes negotiate a middle ground acceptable to both company and investor.
investment banking
Example sentences
  • Barclays is an international financial services group engaged primarily in banking, investment banking and asset management.
  • A lot of these reforms really did nothing to break the sort of connection between research and investment banking.
  • The chiefs of investment banking, research, and private-client services reported to him.
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