Career outlook for investment analyst
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You’d spot the companies that you think will be successful in the future according to your analysis of economic trends.
You’d provide information and reports to help stock market traders, stockbrokers and fund managers decide whether to invest money in these companies.
Your research would also show when a company or fund is losing its value.
- Research the financial performance of companies
- Keep up to date with political and economic developments that may affect the financial markets
- Monitor the financial press
- Examine company accounts
- Analyse economic and business data
- Make recommendations about investments
- Write reports for fund managers and stockbrokers
You’d do a lot of work with numbers especially using spreadsheets. You’d need to understand economics, business and financial markets.
You could specialise in one industry, for example energy or pharmaceuticals. Or you might focus on a particular geographic region such as Eastern Europe or South America.
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- Written communication
- Working with numbers
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- Developing a plan
- Taking initiative
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