Financial Analyst vs. Investment Banker
A “financial analyst” is a broad term that covers many different types of careers, whereas an investment banker works in a specific area of finance (investment banking) that advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising. Investment banking analysts are a type of financial analyst. The comparison of financial analyst vs. investment banker is not really a fair comparison to make, since junior bankers are analysts themselves. More senior bankers, however, are relationship managers who focus on finding clients and closing deals.