What does an Investment Analyst/Manager do?

Investment analysts conduct research and analyze trends and information to provide their clients guidance regarding their investment portfolios. They work for investment firms, banks, and pension plans to offer analysis that guides investment managers toward high-yield, minimal loss investments.

Investment analysts meet with clients to clarify their financial needs and goals. They research investment opportunities to discover if they align with these needs and goals. If a client already has investments, they assess them to determine which perform well and which need attention. They investigate other investment opportunities and make recommendations to clients from their findings. They evaluate business assets, earnings reports, and industry-related variables to determine whether they can recommend investing in a company. An investment analyst needs a minimum bachelor's degree in finance or a related discipline, including business or economics. Investment analysts may also be required to earn chartered financial analyst certification or another financial certification to improve their skills.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Investment Analyst/Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$93,439 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $93K
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Investment Analyst/Manager Career Path

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Adali ConsultingAdali Consulting
Investment Analyst
Jun 17, 2020

“Payscale is usually below industry and term of bonus is strict and vague at the same time.”

Equitable Life Insurance Company of CanadaEquitable Life Insurance Company of Canada
Investment Developer
Aug 17, 2021

“Pay was relatively decent and could have been higher according to my duties and responsibilities.”

New WesternNew Western
Real Estate Investment Specialist
Mar 26, 2021

“The training they provide is incredible and allows you to grow your career and be successful.”

Investment Surveyor
Nov 18, 2021

“Investment and opportunities are given for career development such as university courses and the aspiring leaders programme.”

Segall Bryant HamillSegall Bryant Hamill
Investment Analyst
Nov 23, 2021

“Pretty complacent place with no one to really learn from and no way to progress in your career.”

Digital Investment Manager
Nov 18, 2021

“Exposure to lots of great clients/brands and you get to work with all major publishers/ vendors.”

Investment Professional
Dec 30, 2021

“Opportunities to interact and work with some of the best entrepreneurs and VCs in the industry.”

Cambridge Associates, LLCCambridge Associates, LLC
Investment Analyst
Feb 7, 2020

“After one year pay went up to $68K which demonstrates to analysts that talent retention is low priority.”

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