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Role of the Bank to Issue Securities

Authored by - Shreya Yadav

Keywords - Bank, Securities, Role of bank, banking regulation.


The term bank is defined under Section 5 of the banking regulation Act, 1949 as the involvement of the public to lend, invest and deposit money which can be later inhibited by them through cheque, draft, order, or otherwise. Financial markets are structures that bring together people who demand a supply of financial assets securities, etc.

The three primary functions of commercial banks can be laid down as[1]

1. The maintenance of deposits,

2. Issue and paycheques, and

3. Collect cheques for bank customers.

The central banks are required to maintain a segment as liquid assets which can be cash, gold, or government securities. The investment banks are when maintaining liquid assets are said as the statutory liquidity ratio, abbreviated as SLR. The SLR and Non-SLR investments are different as SLR investment is said to be mandatory and granted by the bank it has sovereign protection, unlike the Non- SLR investment. The IPO documents three empirical patterns: 1) short-run underpricing; 2) long-run underperformance (although this is contentious); 3) extreme time-series fluctuations in volume and underpricing. The SEO literature documents 1) negative announcement effects; 2) the setting of offer prices at a discount from the market price; 3) long-run underperformance, and 4) large fluctuations in volume. In addition to long-run underperformance relative to other stocks, there is some evidence that issuers succeed at timing their equity offerings for periods when future market returns are low.[2]

Role of an Investment Bank in Issuing Securities

An investment bank is a budgetary administration organization or corporate division that participates in warning put together monetary exchanges concerning the benefit of people, companies, and governments. Customarily connected with corporate money, such a bank may help with raising monetary capital by guaranteeing or going about as the customer's operator in the issuance of protections. An investment bank may likewise help organizations engaged with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and offer auxiliary types of assistance, for example, market making, exchanging of subsidiaries and value protections, and FICC administrations (fixed salary instruments, monetary standards, and products). Most investment banks keep up prime financiers and resource the board offices related to their speculation research organizations.

When a company and organization needs to raise funds it does so by buying in stocks and bonds which is issuing and selling new securities which are helped by the investment banks by giving expertise which may not be needed by the company but they do take the help as it is less costly than trying to sell directly to the public[3].

Investment banks fill various needs in the monetary and venture world, including guaranteeing of new stock issues, dealing with mergers and acquisitions, and going about as a budgetary consultant. Different jobs of investment banks incorporate resource the board for huge venture assets and individual riches the executives for high-total assets people. As their center capacity, Investment banks assist organizations with getting obligation financing by discovering investors for corporate securities. The investment bank's job starts with pre-guaranteeing advising and proceeds after protection dissemination as an exhortation.

The investment bank will likewise analyze the organization's fiscal summaries for exactness and distribute a plan that discloses the contribution to speculators before the protections are made accessible for procurement. Venture banks' customers incorporate enterprises, annuity reserves, other monetary organizations, governments, and flexible investments. The best investment banks are generally the biggest. The more associations the bank has inside the market, the almost certain it is to benefit. The biggest speculation banks have customers around the world.

Underwriting Agreement

One of the essential jobs of a venture bank is to fill in as such a mediator among partnerships and investors through beginning open contributions (IPOs). Venture banks give endorsing administrations to new stock issues when an organization chooses to open up to the world and looks for value financing. Guaranteeing essentially includes the venture bank buying an endless supply of portions of the new stock, which is at that point exchanges through a stock trade.

Some portion of the venture bank's main responsibility is to assess the organization and decide a sensible cost at which to offer stock offers. Initial public offerings, particularly for bigger organizations, normally include more than one venture bank. Thusly, the danger of endorsing spreads over a few banks, decreasing the presentation of any single bank and requiring a generally lower budgetary responsibility to the IPO. Venture banks likewise go about as guarantors for corporate security issues[4].


The banks for the role of issuing securities are the investment banks that help companies with issuing and selling securities to raise funds. As though not necessarily required but the involvement of investment banks is good for the companies on the monetary aspect. Therefore, can be concluded that banks have a major role in the process of issuing securities including various other functions of the investment bank, for example, mergers & acquisitions, exchange of subsidiaries, etc.


[1] Prabhakar, A., 2013. Role Of Banks In the Financial Market.

[2] RITTER, J., n.d. INVESTMENT BANKING AND SECURITIES ISSUANCE. [online] Gainesville. Available at: <> [Accessed 30 August 2020].

[3] Spaulding, W., n.d. Investment Banking: Issuing New Securities; Underwriting And Best Efforts Agreements; Syndication; Dutch Auctions. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 30 August 2020].

[4] Maverick, J., 2019. The Roles Of Investment Banks. [online] Investopedia. Available at: <> [Accessed 30 August 2020].