Saturday, 20th April 2019


Capital markets bankers specialise in funds both long and short term. They are like investment bankers, primarily involved in raising funds in the Capital Markets and providing advice on mergers and acquisitions.

Capital markets bankers are responsible for price setting, timing and size, as well as other aspects of capital raising transactions. Long-term funds are principally made up of securities whilst short term funds are based loosely around the stick and bond market. Principally, capital markets bankers use these two funds to raise capital for investors.

There are two markets that the bankers operate in:

  • Primary Market – bankers must analyse and set up new stock or bond issues to be sold to investors.
  • Secondary Market – Current securities sold and bought.

The main roles for capital markets bankers include: bond trader; equity trader; derivatives trader; finance leverage; acquisition; and institutional treasury sales.