Starting an Investment Banking Business

If you are going to start an investment banking business, you will need to prepare a comprehensive business plan. Since the plan will cover all aspects of the business, you will find it easier to manage your business.

Find an ideal location, get license, and have a standard procedure for screening applications.

Start an Investment Banking Business in Your Local Area

One of the lucrative careers these days is investment banking. Starting your own business can be challenging because you will need to have great skills in sales, communication, analysis, creativity, and you need to have initiative. You will be hiring employees because it would be impossible to run the investment bank on your own. People think that investment bankers are greedy and you have to show your clients that you are different. Banking will require a huge capital so you will need to create a comprehensive business plan that you can use to secure funding.

Analyze the existing competition in the market. Are there existing investment banks in your area? If yes, how many are they? Determine the weaknesses of your competitors so that you can turn them into your strengths. The market study and analysis can help you start a better and improved investment banking business. Finding a good location is also very important. Pick one that is centrally located and emphasize that you are an investment bank. Learn everything about running a bank. Know your responsibilities and obligations as the owners of the business. As long as you know what you’re doing, you can go a long way.

Dealing with Business Owners

An investment banking business is no joke. You will be dealing mostly with business owners who don’t have enough capital. It can be hard to screen the applicants one by one but with a good plan, you will know what to do. One of the most important aspects is the financials. Since you will be lending money to investors, you will have to lend money only to those who can pay you back. The management of the investment banking business should also be reflected in the business plan. You have to follow a standard procedure when accepting and screening applicants.

Make a good business plan and you can use it to secure funding. You will also have a guide that you can use as you go about the operations of your business. You can also edit it and improve the business plan when you see fit. Change is the only thing that is permanent in this world. To compete with other investment banks, you need to adjust to the changes. Make sure that your clients are satisfied with your services. Are you ready to start an investment banking business? This is your chance to make money but be prepared to exert a lot of effort and time especially in the initial operations of the business.


  • shadi shams said on January 19, 2011
    Hi dear How can i reach to templates of investment banking business plan? i look forward as soon as possible
  • nick said on March 1, 2012
    i am interest to start a boutique investment banking for the garment production and retail business. my location of business is hong kong and my client are in china, bangladesh and south east asian countries.
  • Marvin Moreki Mataung said on September 28, 2012
    I want to start a private bank and capital management my location of business is Johannesburg and my clients are in South Africa,united kingdom and America
  • Hussain aghbari said on June 7, 2013
    This is written on behalf of a friend... He is establishing an investment bank in South Sudan and looking for equity investment on 30pct of the capital.. If interested please come back
  • Sylvester said on January 13, 2014
    I would like to get an investor or equity partner and start a full service investment and merchant bank in south sudan. the bank will focus on trading and investment, asset management, partnering and advisory. any one or institution interested please send me an email i am a black south african living in johannesburg.
  • SUNIL DHAKE said on August 23, 2014
    Hi, I am interested in starting a small investment bank in Nasik, India. Could you please send me a business plan template for the very same.
  • Matthew said on August 30, 2014
    Hello, I'm interested in starting an investment bank in Vancouver, WA. If possible could you send me a business plan template. This investment bank would also act like a brokerage firm as well for individuals looking to buy stock in both private and public companies. Thank you.
  • MOHAMED said on September 14, 2014
  • Sujay Chatterjee said on November 15, 2014
    I'd like to start an Investment Bank in Pune area. Seeking your help with a business plan template.
  • Morlai Kargbo said on November 23, 2014
    I am interested to start a boutique investment banking in London, UK. Can you please guide me as to how and where to get the license. If possible, could you please send me a business plan template. Many thanks
  • Nas said on December 10, 2014
    I want to start an investment banking in San Francisco strategically fitted to my investment firm I'm working on. I would like to get the template for an investment banking business plan if possible and other examples. Thanks
  • Raymond beginner adviser said on December 31, 2014
    Speak to me, I was a former Investment Banker/Hedge Fund Manager , I know run my own Interim Finance Director/Business Advisory. email me at my private Email address and I will help advise and consult with you about your plans. || Consultant

  • Ranjesh Kumar Srivastava said on January 12, 2015
    I want to start an investment banking in Patna,Bihar, India.can u please guide me as to how and where to get the license. if possible, could you send me the business plan template. Thanks
  • George Aborah said on February 2, 2015
    Hi, I want to start an investment banking in Accra, Ghana and will appreciate if you could send me a business plan template
  • Bryan said on March 12, 2015
    I currently move large amounts of cash, on behalf of investors; and pair them with investment opportunities to their liking. I've been doing this for the last year, and in a very real sense it is investment banking. Because of the tax benefits for investment bankers and investment banking firms i'm interested in starting an investment banking firm myself. I would appreciate any information including but not limited to, necessary paperwork, licensing, and contact information for who I would have to file with. Thanks in advance, Bryan
  • ERICOLUWASEUN said on April 14, 2015
    i wish to start an investment banking in lagos nigeria and i will appreciate your help with a business plan.
  • khushi said on April 25, 2015
    Hi...m from Gujarat (India). M willing 2 start a business of investment banking... Kindly help me with the business plan
  • Nkagisang said on August 15, 2015
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  • Nkagisang said on August 15, 2015
    I am based in Bryanston in South Africa, johannesburg and I need like a R1 million rand to fully setup a systemized commercial finance business in South Africa. Anyone who can assist kindly contact me. I am already working on a several projects and I need capacity. I would also need some to assist with the business planning. My number: +27 82 348 6812 Email:
  • Shabaaz Shaikh said on September 16, 2015
    I want to start my own investment banking business
  • Samuel said on September 26, 2015
    I'm from Windhoek, Namibia, currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.I have a good background in financial mathematics and risk analysis.I would like to open up a Brokerage firm in Namibia,which can also act as an Advisory and Investment banking firm, the market isn't that much saturated in Namibia and hence i would like to capitalize on this opportunity while it is still rip. If someone can help advice me on how to go about,template business plan, or proposal for possible partnership.I can be contacted on +27631900170/+264812750275 Email: Thank you in advance.
  • Ansu Yeboah said on November 14, 2015
    Please I live in Ghana West Africa and I am seeking for $1m to set up an investment and Advisory Firm in Ghana.Can anybody help? you can contact me on this Thanks
  • Francis said on March 14, 2016
    I want to set up an investment bank. Please help me to draft a better comprehensive business plan.
  • Francis said on March 14, 2016
    I want to set up an investment bank. Please help me to draft a better comprehensive business plan.
  • John said on June 15, 2016
    I am blessed to pull together two companies to help create my investment banking plan & operations. One gives me a lump sum after increasing the bottom line of my clients by 30%. The other helps my firm create a guarantee new market that is designed to beat my clients 5 year projectory by 20%. If anyone like to know my connections contact me here


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