What is investment banking? Simply put, investment banking is the branch of banking that deals with capital creation for individuals, institutions and governments. Additionally, it offers assistance on such matters as Mergers & Acquisitions, securities trade and company reorganization strategies to mention but a few. Investment banking has two main business lines which are the buy side – which deals with giving advice to companies purchasing investment services, and the sell side – which involves the conversion of securities for cash. Banks that offer these services are known as investment banks. One key distinction between investment banks and other commercial banks is that investment banks do not accept deposits. As such, there is usually institutional separation from other commercial banks. The people who work for institutions in the investment banking business are known as investment bankers.

An investment banker’s reputation is generally built by their ability to offer reliable, practical, quality advice. One of the most successful investment bankers is Martin Lustgarten. Martin Lustgarten, a Miami Florida resident, is the founder and CEO of Lustgarten Martin which is one of the most successful investment banking firms in not only Florida but also America as a whole. His vast experience in the industry has made him an expert particularly in equity trades as well as exchange of securities. This has made his advice invaluable and one of the most sought after. His firm can therefore boost of a large client base that keeps growing by the day as more and more clients seek financial advice.

Success as an investment banker is not easy. However, that does not mean that it is not possible. For Martin Lustgarten, his success as an investment banker led to the success of his firm as a source of reputable and reliable financial advice. But what exactly does one need to do to be a successful investment banker. First and foremost, quality service delivery is paramount. How you treat your clients does matter. Secondly, knowledge of financial services and of the area you are advising on is important. And finally, care should be taken where risks are concerned.Check out his Tumblr page to see more about what he is personally interested in.