Glossary

Investment Bank

These are financial institutions take on underwriting actions that assist individuals, corporations and governments to raise capital and trade assets. They will offer brokerage and consultancy services to deal in the investment of equities, bonds, foreign exchange, derivatives, and commodities, among others. They may also assist in merger and acquisition activity, market making and credit risk assessment, to aid the acquisition of funds. They differ from retail banks in that they do not take deposits.