According to a recent report by Gartner, global spending on IT is projected to hit a total of $4.2 trillion by the end of 2021. With growth this quick, it is safe to assume that technology has disrupted almost all walks of life, and banks are no exception.

Between the rise of fintech and newly-imposed regulations worldwide, the banking sector is advancing faster than ever. Therefore, to stay competitive, professionals must ride the wave and be on top of the trends in investment banking.

Here’s a brief introduction to the top seven trends in investment banking that are currently booming across the globe.