An investment bank is a financial institution that assists companies and governments in raising capital by underwriting and issuing securities, and by acting as a broker or advisor in merger and acquisition activities. Investment banks also provide a wide range of financial services, such as providing market insights, helping to structure and price securities, and trading securities on behalf of clients.

One of the primary functions of an investment bank is to act as an underwriter, which means that they purchase securities from a company or government and then resell them to the public or to other investors. Investment banks also help companies and governments structure their securities offerings and determine the appropriate price for the securities.

Another important function of investment banks is to act as a financial advisor, providing advice and counsel to companies and governments on a wide range of financial matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions. Investment banks also provide a variety of research and analytical services to clients, such as market and industry analysis, and financial modeling.

Investment banks also have a trading arm, where they buy and sell securities for their own account or for clients, and market making activities where they act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers of securities.

Investment banks are typically divided into two main categories: bulge bracket and middle market. Bulge bracket banks are the largest and most well-known investment banks and have a global reach, while middle market banks tend to focus on specific regions or industries.

In summary, an investment bank is a financial institution that assists companies and governments in raising capital by underwriting and issuing securities, and by acting as a broker or advisor in merger and acquisition activities. Investment banks also provide a wide range of financial services, such as providing market insights, helping to structure and price securities, and trading securities on behalf of clients.

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