Career outlook for stockbroker
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would look after investments for people or companies. It would be your job to get the best financial returns by buying and selling stocks, shares and other financial products.
You could offer three types of service:
- Discretionary – making investment decisions for your clients
- Advisory – giving clients advice about investments
- Execution only – buying and selling only if clients ask you to, without giving advice
You may specialise in one type of service or offer all three.
For all types of service, you would:
- Manage clients' investment portfolios
- Help clients develop their investment strategy
- Work closely with investment analysts to research financial markets
- Answer clients' questions
- Keep clients informed about their investments and changes in the market
- Instruct stock market traders to get the best market prices
- Market your services to new clients
In larger companies, you might specialise in investing in certain markets such as technology or finance, or in specific regions such as the Far East.
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- Verbal communication
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
- Taking initiative
- Making decisions
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