Investment Banking: An Industry in Structural Decline

One of the most aggressive and swollen segments of the financial industry is investment banking. If AI, technology and cloud seemed to pose a threat of replacing the workforce in other segments, investment bankers would benefit significantly from smart machines and sophisticated algorithms. Greater access to market information and better analytical capabilities of technology applied to investment banking are expected to open new frontiers for professionals and make the rich even richer.

According to the report by BCG on global capital markets published this days, growth in electronic exchange trading and the use of central clearing will mean that their share of the capital markets revenue pool will grow to 19% by 2020, representing an estimated $125 billion (significant rise from 8% in 2006). Ho ...

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