Investment Fund Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate investment strategy or operations for a large pool of liquid assets supplied by institutional investors or individual investors.

Median Annual Wage: $105,060

Education: Master's degree (63%); Bachelor's degree (33%); Post-master's certificate (2%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Investment Analyst; Portfolio Manager; Assistant Vice President, Investment Analysis; Equity Analyst; Fixed Income Portfolio Manager; Lead Portfolio Manager; Senior Investment Analyst; Senior Portfolio Manager; Vice President and Portfolio Manager; Vice President, Fixed Income

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Investment Fund Managers.

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  • Select specific investments or investment mixes for purchase by an investment fund.
  • Monitor financial or operational performance of individual investments to ensure portfolios meet risk goals.
  • Select or direct the execution of trades.
  • Develop or implement fund investment policies or strategies.
  • Perform or evaluate research, such as detailed company or industry analyses, to inform financial forecasting, decision making, or valuation.
  • Meet with investors to determine investment goals or to discuss investment strategies.
  • Develop, implement, or monitor security valuation policies.
  • Present investment information, such as product risks, fees, or fund performance statistics.
  • Attend investment briefings or consult financial media to stay abreast of relevant investment markets.
  • Prepare for and respond to regulatory inquiries.
  • Evaluate the potential of new product developments or market opportunities, according to factors such as business plans, technologies, or market potential.
  • Hire or evaluate staff.
  • Monitor regulatory or tax law changes to ensure fund compliance or to capitalize on development opportunities.
  • Develop or direct development of offering documents or marketing materials.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Investment Fund Managers.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Investment Fund Managers.

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