Mutual Fund Risk Managers

Mutual Fund Risk Manager Explains Policy

A mutual fund is a professionally managed investment pool that is sold to the public through the sale of shares representing an ownership interest. Risk managers identify, study, and work to reduce risks (e.g., risky investment strategies, weaknesses in computer security, etc.) at mutual fund companies. They are also known as risk officers, chief risk officers, and risk analysts.    

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Chief Risk Officers, Risk Analysts, Risk Officers, Vice Presidents of Risk Management
Duties Identify, analyze, and mitigate risks
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in large cities
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience One to two years of work or internship experience (risk analysts); a minimum of five years of risk-related work experience (risk managers); at least 10 years in lower-level risk management positions (chief risk officers)
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Vice President of Risk Management
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Risk Analyst

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