Jobs in Asset Management offer more than you think
Having a job in the financial industry feels like working in a “Wolf of Wall Street” atmosphere? You may find some tough investment bankers, agreed. However, in asset management, we put the investor first and sustainability is an integral part of our work.
It is true that you will still find more men than women working here. We want to change that and want to introduce you to different jobs within the asset management industry. There are many interesting roles, opportunities for sustainable change and what matters most when choosing your profession, having fun and being passionate about what you do. Get to know the asset management industry with its exciting job opportunities for women!
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A career in asset management may be the perfect choice for you!
What do we do in Asset Management?
Fund companies or asset managers invest money on behalf of investors in well-regulated pools of money called mutual funds, investment funds or Unit Trusts. Thousands of funds exist that have different return and risk characteristics. The goal of most funds is to have a high return while keeping investment risk at a minimum.
Funds may invest in stocks, bonds, money markets, or real estate for example. Traditional investment funds and ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are strongly regulated products that are available to private and institutional investors (i.e. insurance firms, pension plans). You may have heard of hedge funds or private equity funds too. These are primarily marketed to institutional investors.
Funds and ETFs are ideal to help investors reach their financial goals. Goals may be to complement your retirement income, build your own home or to finance your children’s education. There is a fund for every need! Funds are sold at banks, direct banks or via financial advisors. They may also be part of life insurance products or a digital offerings like a robo-advisor.
Meet the Women in Asset Management
Are you curious to see what a job in asset management is like on a daily basis? We regularly speak with women in our industry. Read more what these women have to say about their roles, careers and how they balance family and job demands.
Interesting Jobs in Asset Management
Here is a short overview of some exciting jobs:
- Portfolio Manager
- Product Management
- Product Marketing
- Sales for an Asset Manager or a Bank
- Client Relationship Management
- Financial Advisor
Traditional jobs like marketing, human resources, IT, administration can also be found in asset management.
What can you expect to earn?
Entry-level salaries range between 45.000 and 65.000 Euro per year. Your first pay depends on the type of degree you hold (Bachelor or Master), if you have some job experience such as an internship, and it depends on the renumeration practices at your potential employer. Generally speaking, you should be able to earn € 90.000 p.a. in Germany once you have about 2 years of work experience.
between 45.000 and 65.000 Euro per year*
*Entry-level salaries in Germany
What Qualifications are required for a Career in Asset Management?
A number of university studies are relevant. Master or Bachelor students focused on traditional finance-oriented studies such as business, economics or math are no surprise. If you are studying medicine or history, you may want to take a closer look too. Our industry needs diverse views when analyzing a pharmaceutical company for example or in assessing how societal changes affect a corporation.
Are you interested?
We want to meet you!
We host regular events in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Here you will find all our upcoming events. Come by!
Our corporate partners offer a number of internships, working student jobs or trainee programs. Apply for a job that interests you.
We offer a mentoring program for our next generation of women. Experienced managers will assist you when first charting your way in our industry.
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