Investment banking refers to a segment of the banking sector that deals with the creation and management of capital for other organizations, government, individuals, and other entities. The division also offers financial consultancy services when requested by investors. They reduce the gap and act as the middle-men between the investors and those that issue securities. It may also, upon request, help a new corporation go public. They have experts, who advise them on the shares to buy from a company then sell to the public, or just sell the shares on behalf of their clients, and then get paid on commission basis on each share sold.
Most of these investment banks are usually subsidiary of large reputable banking institutions. The most notable investment banks include Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, among others. Investment banking is complicated, so the need for investment banks to help ease the exercise for the investors. These banks help their customers with the large, difficult financial transactions. They would advise on how much an organization is worth, and on the best way to have come up with a profitable deal in case of a sale, merger or acquisition. They also help in trading securities. Upon special considerations, investment banks can lend money to an entity to help it acquire the needed assets. When the acquired assets need restructuring to make it more efficient, the banks can help with their expertise.
About Martin Lustgarten
Lustgarten holds dual citizenship of Austria and Venezuela. He applied for the dual citizenship in order to help him attend to all his clients that are based in the two countries. He believes in international investment and has invested in several countries, through which he has managed to benefit from local growth, while also limiting the investment risks of these countries.
With his keen insight into the trading markets, he is able to make quick investment decisions, which have saved him just in time from downturn on various markets. He has achieved best results in investment choices because he can oversee market trends and make incredible investments. He has an incredible portfolio.
Mike Baur is responsible for the establishment of the Swiss Startup Factory, an ICT acceleration program that was launched in 2014 to help entrepreneurs with tenable ideas access support and resources necessary to help them climb the ladder of entrepreneurship. The Swiss Startup Factory is driven through various sections, each with a role to play and in only three months, one is able to capture the basics that are needed to move from beta to revenues.
While launching the program, Mike Baur wanted to ensure young professionals in Switzerland who have awesome ideas are given the support they need to establish strong businesses.
Three months acceleration program
The acceleration program covers different areas of business and is focused on ensuring those with ideas are taken through the most important sections of running a business. There are two batches accepted every year in January and September. The selection views the most talented startups and measures the ability of the ideas to adapt to different conditions.
With the help of professionals and experts, the entrepreneurs are able to reach ambitious milestones.
Wenger & Vieli Accelerator
The Swiss Startup Factory also respects the fact that entrants to the program need to understand the legal aspect of business. This is made possible through the Wenger & Vieli Accelerator, which invites experienced professionals from Wenger & Vieli ( Wenger & Vieli Accelerator is a law firm that is based in Rurich that operates with a strong network in all its locations. Its international presence has placed it among the best legal firms within Switzerland) for legal advice related to business. The program is run every second Monday and is divided into sections that answer questions related to business law. A session of at least 20 minutes is held with a lawyer on pro-bono basis.
Mike Baur, CEO
A founder and CEO, Mike Baur is a professional who has proved his dedication in supporting startups in Switzerland. His experience in the banking sector spans about 20 years and at the time he exited bnking, he was only 39 and had a lot to do with his life. His idea of establishing a venture capital materialized well when the Swiss Startup Factory gained popularity and acceptance. Mike Baur is a graduate of Bern University, where he acquired an Executive MBA.