Recent college graduates typically enter the investment management industry as research analysts or associates. In some instances, undergrads without business backgrounds can start as research assistants and work their way to the analyst position. Both positions offer great opportunities to learn the nuances and fundamentals of the investment management business by working directly with senior analysts and portfolio managers. An undergraduate degree is required as are excellent quantitative abilities.
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