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Investment Banking

The Industry Today

The U.S. investment banking industry includes about 3,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $140 billion. Investment banking is highly concentrated: the cost of capital tilts the competitive playing field in favor of the largest banks. The 50 largest firms generate more than 90 percent of the industry’s revenue, according to Hoover’s, a business research company. Approximately 45 percent of U.S. investment banking revenue comes from brokerage and securities services, 30 percent from trading, and 25 percent from asset management and financial planning. Investment banking is capital intensive and labor-intensive industry, yet it delivers a very high-value product.

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