Investment bankers ... It is believed that it is fashionable, up to date, and ultravysokooplachivaemaya elite profession. Every graduate finance student at least once imagined himself in this role - for AMarkets materials.
Expensive suits and cars. Client dinners in the most expensive restaurants. Business class flight. Millions bonuses. Club membership in the most glamorous establishments. Life investment banker is charming, if we look at it from the outside. However, the current reality is not favored by bankers. Not at all. Global investment banking revenue of the industry has made in the first quarter of 2016 total $ 31.4 billion - Dealogic data. This is 25% lower than in 2015 in the same period. This minimum income, if you count from 2010.
Infographics, below, clearly indicates that the start of 2016 - a serious test for the global investment banking segment. The figure - the country, the revenues in the investment banking segment and quarterly change in revenue. Here are the top 10 countries on the size of investment banking segment. Worst of all played Germany. Easier all escaped China.