Banking on it: Growth in the Australian sharemarket has supported the industry

The Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage industry has grown strongly over the past five years, supported by growth in the Australian sharemarket. Industry income generated from investment banking activity has increased, as merger and acquisition (M&A) deal volumes and sizes picked up. However, the industry's brokerage side has not posted significant growth. Compliance costs and increasing competition from online trading platforms have weighed on the performance of traditional stockbrokers, despite higher trading volumes. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 7.5% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $5.9 billion.The industry is highly regulated and in the mature phase of its economic life cycle...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 13-18
7.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
15,685
Businesses
258

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Large IPOs have benefited the industry over the past five years
  • Higher compliance costs and increased automation have put pressure on the broking sector
  • Industries such as healthcare, technology and aged care are expected to be areas of growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage industry has a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.06 is spent on capital investment. The industry's labour component includes wages and benefits paid to professionals and administrative staff. Average industry wages are high, as employees have a performance-based component that reflects the skilled nature of the work. The industry also has high regulatory and risk management requirements, which results in significant wage-related costs for staff undertaking compliance activities.To improve efficiency and reduce processing and administration costs, the industry has increased its investment in technology over the past five years. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry are

  • Market research and understanding
  • Having a high market profile
  • Producing premium goods and services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of stock market trades and All Ordinaries index in the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry?

    The industry provides investment banking and brokerage services. Brokerage services include trading stocks, shares or other financial assets on a commission or transaction fee basis. Investment banking services include corporate finance and advisory services, underwriting and principal trading.

    Industry Products
  • Brokerage services
  • M&A services
  • Capital-raising services
  • Industry Activities
  • Stockbroking or trading on commission
  • Commodity futures and securities broking and dealing, on commission
  • Financial-asset broking
  • Underwriting and new equity raising
  • Corporate finance and advisory services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of stock market trades
  • All Ordinaries index
  • Amount of equity capital raising
  • Business confidence index
  • Cash rate

  • Current Performance
  • Broking
  • IPO activity
  • M&A activity
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Investment banking
  • Broking
  • Blockchain technology
  • Table: Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Funds Management Services
  • Superannuation Funds Management Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Custody, Trustee and Stock Exchange Services
  • Financial Asset Investing
  • Legal Services
  • National and Regional Commercial Banks

  • Products & Services
  • Capital-raising services
  • Brokerage services
  • M&A services
  • Chart: Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporate clients
  • Institutional clients
  • Private clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Macquarie Group Limited, UBS Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Macquarie Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: UBS Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dark Pool
  • A market place where transactions between institutional clients are not displayed to the general public.
  • Equity Capital Markets (Ecm)
  • Includes IPOs, secondary capital raising by listed companies and debt issuance.
  • Ipo (Initial Public Offering)
  • The offering of new shares to the public by listing on a stock exchange.
  • Margin Lending
  • A form of borrowing to invest in shares and managed funds.
  • Proprietary Trading
  • Trading by a financial institution on its own accord using its own funds.
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