The professional life of an investment fund manager might sound quite simple. Essentially, these talented people help their clients to invest money in the right places. However, this is a role which comes with bags of pressure and oodles of responsibility.
Investment fund managers don’t tend to deal with small-time clients who are interested in investing £50 here or there; they manage the investment funds of major companies that have millions of pounds at their disposal.
Typically working for large investment management and asset management companies, these finance professionals make the big decisions on how their clients’ assets should be used. They buy shares and bonds on behalf of their clients, and invest in property and other things, in an attempt to make as much money for their client as possible.
Investment fund management is primarily a client-facing role. Indeed, the majority of your time will be spent liaising with clients and attending meetings. Before making informed decisions for your clients, you will also analyse financial data and liaise directly with investment analysts.
While the majority of research and analysis legwork will be done by investment analysts, you will also do your fair share of research by reading financial newspapers, examining the markets and using web resources to make sure that you keep on top of everything.
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