Learn about the types of people who become investment bankers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2023

95% of investment bankers work in full-time roles while 5% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an investment banker. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming investment bankers at a ratio of 3.62 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2023

45% of investment bankers are female and 55% are male.


Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an investment banker and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an investment banker and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming an investment banker than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of investment bankers are White, making up 42% of the population. The next highest segments are East Asian and South Asian, making up 15% and 13% respectively.