The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Investment Banking & Brokerage global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.


Market Share of Companies
Bank of America $x.xlock
Barclays $x.xlock
Citigroup $x.xlock
Deustche Bank AG $x.xlock
Goldman Sachs $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2011 - 2016
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Cyclical trends include low long-term interest rates, which are largely the product of central bank intervention
  • Despite positive signs of strength from equities, both cyclical and structural trends have dampened FICC product line performance
  • The United States currently dominates the industry, accounting for a majority of industry revenue
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Global Investment Banking and Brokerage industry's focus on recovery has been damaged by persistent interest rate stability and regulatory changes over the five years to 2016. Central bank monetary policies, coupled with regulatory changes that either restrict or eliminate proprietary trading, have harmed the industry's fees and profit margins from trading services. In the coming years, the industry's largest players should benefit from the expected uptick in interest rate volatility. In addition, improving cyclical trends are anticipated to return the industry to growth over the next five years...

    Starting a New Business

    Barriers to entry for the Global Investment Banking and Brokerage industry are high. A result of new regulation, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Basel III accords, industry operators are subject to mounting capital and liquidity requirements, which make it extremely difficult for new entrants to initiate operations, while simultaneously remaining in compliance. More specifically, bank holding companies are now required to increase their levels of Tier 1 capital, which includes common stock and disclosed reserves, and may also include non-redeemable non-cumulative preferred stock.


    Additional Insights for the Global Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry

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

  • Well-developed internal processes
  • Provision of a related range of services
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global investor confidence and MSCI World Index in the Global Investment Banking & Brokerage industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry?

    This industry covers global investment banking and brokerage activities. Firms provide a diverse range of securities services, including investment banking and broker-dealer services. They also offer banking and asset management services and engage in proprietary trading (trading their own capital for a profit).

    Industry Products
    Trading and related services
    Corporate finance services
    Other financial advisory services
    Underwriting services (debt)
    Underwriting services (equity)
    M&A fees
    Industry Activities
    Underwriting, originating or maintaining markets for securities issuance
    Principal and proprietary trading
    Providing corporate strategy advisory services
    Providing corporate finance services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global investor confidence
  • MSCI World Index
  • LIBOR - London Interbank Offered Rate
  • Downstream Demand - Mining

  • Current Performance
  • Market conditions
  • The regulatory environment
  • Smaller firms evolve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Subdued economic expansion
  • Table: Global Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Life & Health Insurance Carriers
  • Global Pension Funds
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global HR & Recruitment Services

  • Products & Services
  • Trading and related services
  • Corporate finance services
  • Underwriting services (debt)
  • M&A fees
  • Underwriting services (equity)
  • Other financial advisory services
  • Chart: Global Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • Financial companies
  • Energy and power companies
  • Industrial companies
  • High technology companies
  • Healthcare companies
  • Government and Federal companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Brokerage, clearing and exchange fees
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Investment Banking & Brokerage

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Citigroup Inc.Bank of America CorporationJPMorgan Chase & Co. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Morgan StanleyDeutsche Bank AGBarclays
  • Table: Citigroup Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Bank of America Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: JPMorgan Chase & Co. - financial performance
  • Table: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Morgan Stanley - financial performance
  • Table: Deutsche Bank AG - financial performance
  • Table: Barclays - financial performance

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

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • S&P 500 (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Investing with borrowed money, which can increase potential gains but also risks greater losses.
  • Market-Making
  • The decision to buy, sell or otherwise transact with customers for a specific security. Revenue is generated through the difference between buy and sell prices on transactions.
  • Tier 1 Capital
  • Secure and transparent core capital comprising equity capital and disclosed reserves.
  • Volcker Rule
  • A specific section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that restricts US banks from making certain kinds of speculative investments that do not benefit their customers.
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