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- Other common doctoral occupations
- Investment banker
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.1% of working doctoral graduates or 15 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as investment bankers six months after graduation. Employers in this industry are constantly looking for exceptional candidates and there is probably the capability for more doctoral graduates to enter this profession each year.
Investment bankers are classified in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' cluster of doctoral employment.
Investment bankers provide a range of financial services to companies, institutions and governments. They manage corporate, strategic and financial opportunities, including mergers, acquisitions, issuing bonds and shares, lending, privatisations, and overseeing initial public offerings (IPOs). Investment bankers advise and lead management buyouts, raise capital, provide strategic advice to clients, and identify and secure new deals.
Investment banking is frequently used as a catch-all term. In reality, banks are made up of many divisions and investment bankers perform a range of different functions within them. Traditionally, investment banking incorporates corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The definition has blurred in recent years and may also include trading bonds and shares