Research Of Investment Banks

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Content Description of research division at investment banks Percentage of employees force under the research division at the firm Major research area focus on equities, fixed income, futures and etc Other areas of research that the firms focus on in investment strategy and economic The importance of research function The meaning of the concept research Who is an investment analyst? Responsibilities or functions of an investment analyst Necessary Skills for successful analysts What an industry's average data tells an analyst about a firm? Discussion of the quality and independence of research What does the quality and independence of research mean? How is a high quality and independence research ranked in reality? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the independence and quality research reports contributed only from the investment banking and brokerage firm? What have the regulators, industry professional associations or public concerned about the independence and quality reports contributed by the investment banking? Some ethical standards and social reality to analysts How regulation FD affects on analysts and their reports? Conflict of interest issues Analysts' role in financial markets Conflicts of interests defined Analyst dichotomy Structural financial conflicts of interest Analysts' recommendations: a 15-year study Regulation FD affects on conflict of interest Solutions to the conflict, to gain market confidence Ethical and professional standard Stringent disclosure standards Separation by geographic location AIMR - standards Contracts for analysts & standards Description of research division at investment banks Research division in investment banking firm usually consists of equity, fixed income and high yield research departments.

These areas assist the firm's clients in making sound investment decisions, offering high quality research on a global array of issues, sectors, countries and strategies. Research departments' analysts, strategists and economists strive to provide insights based on original research, close relationships with clients and integrity. According...