International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


A Comparison of Financial Performance in Investment Banking Sector in Pakistan
Ali Raza, Muhammad Farhan, Muhammad Akram

Investment banks are the major contributors in economic development of a country. They have wide impact on capital and credit markets of a country. This study presents comparison of financial performance for the period 2006–2009 by using financial ratios and measures of investment banks working in Pakistan. Financial ratios are divided into three main categories and measures including two indicators. Seven investment banks out of nine are for analysis for comparison purpose. This work concludes that the performance of investment banks on the basis of efficiency ratio is different than on the basis of liquidity ratio, capital or leverage ratio and financial measures. Due to the unavailability of data of other two banks, the results are compiled from the data of seven banks. The findings are consistent with the analysis reported by the central bank of Pakistan (State Bank of Pakistan, SBP) in its report for financial sector analysis 2006-09. This study also equips the managers with important information about different activities of banks which have a high impact on the financial performance of investment banks.

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