Investment Banking Sales Brokers

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Investment banking sales brokers facilitate client trading in stocks, fixed income products, currencies, commodities, corporate credit, government debt, interest rate products, and other types of securities. They provide clients with information on market trends, suggest investment strategies and financial products, and take and process orders (passing them on to traders for execution). Their clients include institutional investors (e.g., pension funds, mutual fund companies, university endowments), hedge funds, companies, governments, and ultra-high-net worth individuals. Sales brokers are also known as institutional sales professionals, investment representatives, securities dealers, and securities sales representatives.  

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Institutional Sales Professionals, Investment Representatives, Securities Dealers, Securities Sales Representatives
Duties Facilitate client trading and provide them with financial information and analysis
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in cities with large financial sectors, especially New York City
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience One to two years of experience in trading or sales
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements Background and credit check
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Managing Director
  • Director
  • Branch Manager/Trader
  • Sales Broker
  • Sales Assistant

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