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Asset Manager

Asset Managers are required to manage client’s investments such as currency, property, bonds, stocks, commodities, equities, among other financial products. One of the aims of these managers is to maximise the client´s money obtained from return on investments. They can work for banks, pension funds, and other business related areas. 

 

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This career information has been adapted from Prospects and National Careers Service

 

What The Job Involves

What are the key responsibilities for this position?

 

Key Responsibilities

Managing client’s money
Researching about new markets and financial products
Advising about investments
Creating reports
Dealing with clients face to face or by telephone

 

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Entry Requirements

Studies needed to work in Asset Management area are offered by The Chartered Financial Analyst, including Investment Management Certificate and CFA charter
In the case of training schemes, The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment offers several qualifications and training courses such as the Investment Administration Qualification for investment professionals.
Other ways to enter this industry is to have good honours degree, 2.1 as a minimum, in any subject required for Asset Management
Some suitable qualifications for this area are math, finance, accounting, economics, business studies, and management

What key skills and personal attributes help with this role?

Skills & Attributes

Having teamwork abilities
Being confident and assertive
Having high attention to detail
Having excellent business knowledge
Having suitable communication skills
Being able to clearly explain business topics
Having good communication abilities

How much can you expect to earn and what are the career progression options?

The following figures are intended as a guideline only.

Salary & Progression

Assistant: £20,000- £30,000
Experienced: £30,000 -£52,000
Senior: £50,000 - £70,000
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