An investment management analyst offers their opinion on investments after analyzing the market. They make a recommendation of the purchase or sell of stocks after checking the history of the company's financial reports. Investment management analysts offer reports to those who trade stocks, stock brokers, or other people who sell and buy stocks. Investment management analysts will possess very high business integrity.
In order for a person to be a good investment management analyst, they need to have acquired numerous imperative skills, like a very good understanding of scrutinizing data mathematical in nature and estimating probabilities on the information received. They must also have good writing and communication skills. Most investment management analysts are required to have bachelor's degree in business, financial, statistics or accounting. Requirements also include obtaining a MBA or a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certificate from the Association of Investment Management and Research.
Duties of an investment management analyst include writing reports about the companies that they mimic or of the financial market they have analyzed. Afterward, they will voice their professional opinions derived on their understanding and background of the markets. They will advise their clients as to whether or not to buy or sell the stocks of companies they want to or have invested in. It is imperative that an investment management analyst use their professional business ethics to report their findings, so they must fully understand their jobs and what is expected of them.
Companies provide their financial records to the public and investment management analyst research and study this information, after they have obtained this information by making conference calls about the information and details needed to make their recommendations about the market. This research data is what the investment management analyst makes his recommendations on for the people according to the market trends.
Investment management analysts are prevented from having secret information about companies that would give them an advantage and this information is regulated by the Fair Disclosure regulation. The information that the investment management analysts gather and have is to be provided to the public at no charge. If they hold secret meetings to gain information for financial gains they will be penalized. Investment management analysts must keep a strict business code of ethics, they are often scrutinized to make sure they are following the rules and not compromising their jobs. They can make in excess of $100,000. 00 per year according to their experience.