Investment Fund Managers

Investment Fund Manager Attends Meeting

Investment fund managers are responsible for planning, directing, or coordinating investment strategies to benefit their clients, companies, or others they serve. Some investment professionals work for a stock exchange, others for an investment firm, while still others work for a foundation and manage a large portfolio of investments.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Chief Investment Officers, Endowment Managers, Financial Analysts, Fund Managers, Institutional Managers, Registered Investment Advisers
Duties Analyze investment markets and funds; make investment recommendations for clients; monitor investment performance and operations; file regulatory paperwork
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist across the country, but many jobs are in larger cities and metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Four or more years experience
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Director, Investment Fund Services
  • Senior Investment Fund Manager
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Investment Associate or Assistant