Definition of Series 79 Exam

The Series 79 Exam, also known as the Investment Banking Representative Exam, is a qualification exam administered year round by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA. Successful completion of this exam certifies the candidate in question to work as an Investment Banking Representative and proves them to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Tender Offers
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Debt or Equity Offerings
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Asset Sales
  • Corporate Reorganizations

The cost for the Series 79 exam is $300.00. This is a 2 1/2 -hour exam that consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. To be successful a candidate must receive a score of 73% or better. There are no prerequisites for this exam and it can be taken year round throughout the US as well as internationally. While there are no prerequisites, the corequisite for the series 79 is the SIE. To be fully registered as an investment banking professional both exams must be completed. Additionally, some firms and states will require investment banking professionals to pass the series 63 exam. Try some free series 79 sample questions

Applying "Series 79 Exam" to Securities Exams:

The Series 79 Exam will test candidates in the following areas:

  • (F1) Collection, Analysis, and Evaluation of Data
  • (F2) Underwriting / New Financing Transaction, Types of Offerings and Registration of Securities
  • (F3) Mergers and Acquisitions, Tender Offers and Financial Restructuring Transaction
  • Underwriting, New Financial Transactions, Types of Offerings and Registration of Securities

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