Investment Underwriters
SOC: 13-2099.03

Description:

Manage communications or negotiations between corporate issuers of securities and clients regarding private equity investments. Underwrite the issuance of securities to provide capital for client growth. Negotiate and structure the terms of mergers or acquisitions.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
145,200 employed

Projected (2024):
152,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Underwriter
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Associate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Banker (M&A Banker)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Manager
  • Prime Broker
  • Securities Underwriter


  • Tasks:

  • Structure marketing campaigns to find buyers for new securities.
  • Supervise, train, or mentor junior team members.
  • Assess companies as investments for clients by examining company facilities.
  • Prepare all materials for transactions or execution of deals.
  • Perform securities valuation or pricing.
  • Employ financial models to develop solutions to financial problems or to assess the financial or capital impact of transactions.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships.
  • Evaluate capital needs of clients and assess market conditions to inform structuring of financial packages.
  • Create client presentations of plan details.
  • Coordinate due diligence processes and the negotiation or execution of purchase or sale agreements.
  • Collaborate on projects with other professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, or public relations experts.
  • Confer with clients to restructure debt, refinance debt, or raise new debt.
  • Analyze financial or operational performance of companies facing financial difficulties to identify or recommend remedies.
  • Advise clients on aspects of capitalization, such as amounts, sources, or timing.
  • Direct communications between corporate issuers of new securities and the general public.
  • Structure or negotiate deals, such as corporate mergers, sales, or acquisitions.
  • Arrange financing of deals from sources such as financial institutions, agencies, or public or private companies.
  • Arrange deals involving green investments in areas such as alternative energy product development, green technologies, or sustainable agriculture.
  • Specialize in green financial instruments, such as socially responsible mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETF) that are comprised of green companies.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Bloomberg Professional
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Moody's KMV CreditEdge
  • Moody's RiskCalc
  • Web browser software


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800