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Investment Underwriters

Overview

Investment underwriters work for banks and other financial institutions, serving as the liaison between the corporate issuers of securities and private equity investment clients. They research the terms of securities and make sure they are acceptable for corporations that need the funds, then they find investors to invest resources based on these terms. Underwriters also negotiate and structure the terms for acquisitions and mergers. There are 123,270 financial specialists, including investment underwriters, employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Enterprising

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Department Head or Manager

Senior Investment Underwriter

Investment Underwriter

Junior Investment Underwriter

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