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Portfolio manager

What is it like being a Portfolio Manager?

Portfolio managers monitor and study the market to identify the best options to invest funds for clients. They assess the goals of their clients before identifying suitable ways to invest their money.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Study, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

Portfolio managers take calculated risks, so you need the ability to research the options available, assess suitability and act on recommendations. Other skills important in the role are:

  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Ability to be decisive
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