The banking industry as an overall industry has many different types of banking. People are familiar with some more than others. However, one of the most popular types of banking yet frequently misunderstood is investment banking. Many people are familiar with the idea that investment banking deals with investments but that is only the surface level related to investment banking.
Almost no other banking type compares to the structure and complexity of investment banking. As a banking type, investment banking has three primary areas. Each area has clearly defined areas of concentration. As a result, the banking services that are done in one area do not overlap the services in another area. Within each area, the services are broken down to very specific banking services. With such a defined structure, investment banks can determine the particular areas that the banks want to operate within the organizational structure.
Some investment banks prefer providing certain services, so the banks will only contain those specific areas. Usually larger investment banks will contain more than one area. Sometimes larger investment banks will operate with all three areas. The decision is basically made by the individual investment banks.
On the other hand, smaller investment banks will usually not have more than one area of investment banking services. The reason is because smaller investment banks do not have the available amount of financial and human resources to handle more than one area of investment banking. Typically, smaller investment banks will choose the investment banking area that serves the banks’ purpose the best.
Beyond just the structure of investment banks, the organizational setup of investment banks make the banks unique. With three very different areas of investment banking, there is a need in the investment banking organizational setup for a position that can handle a wide range of responsibilities. One of the main positions that handles the various responsibilities within an investment bank is the investment banker.
Currently one of the most popular investment bankers in the investment banking industry is Martin Lustgarten. As an investment banker, Martin Lustgarten has accomplished many things during his professional career. He is a well respected professional in the investment banking industry.
Martin Lustgarten has many years of experience in the investment banking industry. He has used his experience and knowledge in the industry to springboard the opening of his own investment banking firm, Lustgarten Martin.