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This module reviews the basic structure of an investment bank. It focuses on the basic activities of the different functional areas including sales and trading, corporate finance, compliance etc.

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:

  • the different parts of the investment bank or Investment Banking Division (IBD)
  • the capital structure of companies, the split between debt and equity and how leverage increases returns to equity
  • what bonds and Eurobond markets are and what the Debt Capital Markets (DCM) do
  • what equities (stocks or shares) are and the work of the Equity Capital Markets in both primary issues (IPOs) as a book runner or lead, and in secondary offerings (rights issues).

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs.

BPP is a leading provider of online technical CPD for accounting professionals. 

Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party supplier.


12 months' access 30 GBP (exc. VAT)


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Date: Ongoing
Duration: 1 hour