About This Statistic
This statistic compares the global market share of revenue of the largest global investment banks as of January 8, 2017. On that day, the revenue of Deutsche Bank constituted 3.6 percent of the global investment banking revenue.
Investment banking – additional information
The main role of an investment bank is to assist companies, governments and other market participants in raising capital. The banks take the role of a transaction underwriter, making sure that the emission of bonds or stocks is executed optimally on both buying and selling side. It means that the prices of emitted securities are not too high or too low and that there are enough investors interested in purchase of these securities. Investment banking activity also includes assistance in merger and acquisition transactions.
JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs were the top leading investment banks in the world in terms of generated revenues, with 8 and 6.6% percent of the market share respectively in 2017. Other leading investment banks were Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The revenues of JP Morgan amounted approximately 5.93 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, whereas Bank of America Merrill Lynch generated about 4.46 billion U.S. dollars.
With the exception of Goldman Sachs, the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) segment – the facilitation of company mergers or buyouts – generated majority of the leading investment banks' revenue in 2017. In that year, Goldman Sachs led the ranking in terms of total value of managed merger and acquisition deals.