Financial investment advisors develop and implement financial plans for individuals or organisations and advise on investment strategies and their taxation implications. They manage the investment of personal or corporate funds into securities, insurance, pension plans and real estate.
Work is in an office, with regular travel to meet with clients.
Suited to confident decision-makers who are comfortable working with numbers. Systems thinking and critical analysis skills are essential as they underpin an ability to see trends in the economy and predict future growth or decline in financial assets. Knowledge of insurance, sales and marketing, economics, accounting and financial markets is important.