Banking on reform: The industry's regulations have tightened over the past five years

The Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage industry has endured extensive volatility since the onset of the financial crisis. Despite sweeping regulatory changes, intermittent scandals, large fines for misconduct and an uncertain political environment, the industry has expanded over the past five years. The industry quickly rebounded following the financial crisis as unstable conditions drove up trading volumes and margins. However, some operators were severely affected by the financial crisis and either entered bankruptcy or eventually had to be bailed out.The industry's regulatory environment has tightened over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Ring-fencing regulation and capital standards are expected to change industry dynamics
  • Research will have to be priced seperately from execution following the implementation of MiFID
  • Investment banks are likely to use the transition period to implement contingency measures
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £13.66 is spent on labour. The industry is labour intensive, with employee costs absorbing close to half of industry revenue, dwarfing capital costs. Many employees are highly paid due to their valuable skills in client relations, sales, trading and portfolio management. Compensation also often includes a significant bonus component related to the amount of business brought in or trading performance. Over the past five years, capital costs have increased as fragmentation of exchanges and growth in alternative trading platforms have compelled firms to connect to multiple venues, often spread over different locations. Des...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as FTSE 100 and Official bank rate in the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry?

    Investment banks and securities brokers act as intermediaries between those wishing to raise capital (the sell side) and those able to provide it (the buy side). They also facilitate secondary securities trading. Services to the sell side include underwriting capital raisings and advising on mergers and acquisitions. On the buy side, services include research and trading. Investment banks also undertake proprietary trading on their own account.

    Industry Products
  • FICC trading
  • Equities trading
  • Underwriting
  • Financial advisory services
  • Industry Activities
  • Underwriting, advising on and assisting capital raising
  • Brokering securities and market-making
  • Advising on transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and asset sales
  • Proprietary trading
  • Researching investments
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • FTSE 100
  • Official bank rate
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies
  • House price index
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • EU referendum
  • Significant change
  • Regulatory conditions
  • Feeling MiFID
  • Acquisition activity
  • Harsh penalties
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Single market
  • Exit strategy
  • Confident markets
  • Banking reform
  • Table: Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Reinsurance
  • Fund Management Activities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Legal Activities

  • Products & Services
  • FICC trading
  • Equities trading
  • Underwriting
  • Financial advisory services
  • Chart: Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Financial sector
  • Non-financial clients
  • Government clients
  • Retail clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Barclays plc, Goldman Sachs Group Holdings (UK) Limited,
  • Table: Barclays plc - financial performance
  • Table: Goldman Sachs Group Holdings (UK) Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Investment Banking & Securities Brokerage Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Ficc Trading
  • Trading in fixed income products, commodities and currencies. An ancillary service offered by investment banks.
  • Initial Public Offering (Ipo)
  • The first time a company sells its stock to the general public to raise money.
  • London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor)
  • The average interbank interest rate offered by the world's most creditworthy banks.
  • Mid-Cap
  • A term used to describe companies that have medium-size market capitalisations. Market capitalisation is calculated by multiplying the number of outstanding shares by the current stock price.
  • Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (Rmbs)
  • Securities that yield cash payments from homeowners paying off their mortgages.
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