The Global Investment Banking and Brokerage industry's focus on recovery has been damaged by persistent interest rate stability and regulatory changes over the five years to 2017. Central bank monetary policies, coupled with regulatory changes that either restrict or eliminate proprietary trading, have harmed the industry's fees and profit margins from trading services. Nevertheless, the industry's smaller operators are continuing to evolve. Since competing in FICC requires scale and massive investments in technology and compliance, boutique investment banks have alternatively focused on M&A advising, steadily increasing their share of this product line. Additionally, the industry's largest players will likely benefit from the likely uptick in interest rates and their volatility over the coming years.
This industry covers global investment banking and brokerage activities. Firms provide a diverse range of securities services, including investment banking and broker-dealer services. They also offer banking and asset management services and engage in proprietary trading (trading their own capital for a profit).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.