Many finance students and young professionals aspire for career in asset management but landing a job in a reputed firm is challenging. Here are some steps to become an asset management professional and make sound decisions for highly valuable clients.
- Get a finance degree
Getting a finance degree is the foundation of starting your asset management journey which also needs finance, accounting and statistics courses. Additional skills in finance modeling and computing provided through these courses are also beneficial in asset manager.
- Target specific asset management firms
It’s natural to target specific asset management firms for lucrative job offers but such positions are highly competitive. Many such opportunities come about through on-campus recruiting.
- Setting yourself apart with a niche
As firms keep looking for the best employees, you need to find a way to set yourself apart. As CFA charter is the most recognized investment management certification, it helps to establish your niche in a well reputed firm and pay off in the long term.
- Be on the lookout for better opportunities
It will take time to get fund or asset management positions as most firms hire newbies in support roles. Be on the lookout for better opportunities to get closer to your desired designation.
- Build up relevant work experience
Identify and seize opportunities to learn and demonstrate your potential while building up experience in support roles. Take part in projects to strengthen your skill set and gain better visibility.
We hope these guidelines help you to dive into asset management and embark on a journey of professional success.
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