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This 2016 update from professionals at the Boston Consulting Group on the state of investment banking finds that the industry is fielding increased costs and more rivals for new income opportunities in the wider capital markets sector. This informative article succinctly presents the major challenges facing investment bankers, along with ideas on how they can remain on the cutting edge of their business. getAbstract recommends this report, written for financial professionals, for its astute take on an industry in transition.

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Philippe Morel et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.



In 2016, the capital markets environment is large and growing. Direct participants, intermediaries and IT providers interact in each of the sector’s segments: the primary market (for M&A and capital raising), the secondary market (for dealing and trading), and the post-trade sector (in which securities settlements and clearing occur). Total capital market revenues are forecast to grow by 12%, to $661 billion, between 2015 and 2020. However, estimates suggest that the investment banks’ share of that total revenue will decline to 31% in 2020 from 53% in 2006. Banks’ 2015 group return on equity...

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