Investment banking is the sector of banking process which deals with investment products like- shares, bonds, securities, derivatives, mutual fund etc.
Its works towards raising the fund of an individual, corporates or government through various transactions.
Investment banking may also be considered as a separate stream of banking which is responsible for the development of capital for various companies, corporates, governments and any other entities.
Investment banks usually endorse latest debt and equity related securities for most organizations and facilitates the purchase and selling of these securities.
Investment banks also help in acquisitions and takeovers and as an channel for both organizations and individual investors.
Issuance and placement of stocks and shares are an integral part of investment banking.