Investment analysts help stock market traders, stockbrokers and fund managers make decisions about investments.
There will be
5% more Investment analyst jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll give your opinion on economic trends in an industry or geographic region, and on whether investments are worth making.
Your day-to-day duties may include:
You’ll usually need at least a 2:1 degree. Most degrees are accepted, but accountancy, business studies, economics and maths are particularly useful.
If you have a degree in a subject not related to business or finance it might help if you have a relevant postgraduate qualification, like a master's in business administration (MBA).
You may be able to get a graduate internship at an investment bank or stockbroking firm.
It may also be useful to have:
Starter salary: £22,000 to £30,000
Experienced salary: £50,000 to £70,000
You’ll usually get an annual bonus ranging from 40% to 200% of your salary.
Salaries will often include a company car allowance, insurance and pension benefits.
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually start around 7am and finish around 7pm, Monday to Friday. You may need to work some evenings and weekends.
You’ll be office-based, but may also travel in the UK or overseas.
With experience and a good track record, you could become a stockbroker and progress to account manager or fund manager.
You could also become a freelance investment consultant.
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