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Investment Banking

Current Trends and Issues

The Great Recession (December 2007 to June 2009) and the ensuing financial reforms (with the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 being the centerpiece) have had a major effect on the investment banking industry. Some trends worth watching include declining staff levels in client-facing positions, decreasing employment opportunities in sales and trading, declining revenue from IPOs and other challenges to traditional revenue streams, advances in technology, and the rise of specialist firms.

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