KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN INVESTMENT ANALYST
Whilst fund managers are responsible for making decisions about investments, it is investment analysts who have the responsibility of providing information and recommendations that enable such decisions to be made.
Typical tasks include:
analysing company accounts, profit and loss sheets and cash flow information
interpreting complicated financial information
writing financial research summaries
regularly meeting with company managers, stock market traders, fund managers and stockbrokers
making informed recommendations
keeping detailed knowledge about the UK economy and financial markets up-to-date
Investment work provides high levels of responsibility, good promotional opportunities and impressive financial rewards for the most successful employees. However, the role is demanding with long working hours, sometimes up to 12 hours per day.
A degree (2.1 or higher) is usually required for entry into the profession.
Qualifications in business studies, management, statistics, finance, mathematics, accounting or economics can be particularly helpful, as can an MBA or similar professional qualification.
Relevant paid or voluntary experience gained via internships can be beneficial.
Language skills may also be useful when working for an employer with international clients.
Key skills for investment analysts;
Ability to work effectively under pressure
HOW TO APPLY
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